SONG #64

  • lead vocal and guitar: Kevin Conner
  • harmony vocal, bass, organ and piano: Doug Koempel
  • drums sequenced by Doug on E-mu Systems Drumulator
  • recorded in 1982 at: Bird-On-Fire Recording Studio / West Union, Iowa
Doug Koempel © 2016

OK quick! When you think of Kevin Conner's songs and vocals, what immediately comes to mind? Most of you who are familiar with Kevin and his music will say, "Beautifully-crafted ballads," "Introspecitve lyrics" and "Mellow acoustic guitar and vocals."

Well, I've got a treat for those of you who never heard Kevin back in his Memory Brothers' days (1977-1990.) He was known to belt out some serious rock 'n roll - such as "Kiss The Bride", "Pink Cadillac" and this week's featured song, "Betty Lou's Gettin' Out Tonight."

And what about that blistering guitar solo that Kevin launches at 2 minutes into the song??!! Watch out Mr. Zeller, Mr. Williams and Mr. Christopherson - Kevin's got some serious chops!!

Take a listen to "Betty Lou", a 1982 demo we recorded in my studio.

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play "Betty Lou's Gettin' Out Tonight"