Kevin Higgins and Barbara Malteze

Kevin Higgins and Barbara Malteze

Sep 12, 2012 |  0 comments
Date: Sep 12, 2012 Time: 8:00 PM Price: $5 in advance, $10 day of show Type: Singer/songwriter

Kevin Higgins spent the first half of his life in El Paso, purchasing his first guitar with money earned from running carnival rides and grooming horses.  He lived on the streets, worked in luxury hotels,  chauffeured dignitaries, battled his indulgences, managed nightclubs, and hammered nails in the hot Texas sun before finally taking the great leap of pursuing his own music. A poet possessing a penchant for imagery, Higgins creates music which carries listeners from distant horizons to the very depth of the human soul.  Americana-uk.com posted, “All the best singer songwriters come from Texas…Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, Steve Earle, Lyle Lovett, Butch Hancock, Joe Ely, Nanci Griffith, Willie Nelson.  The names go on, and now there’s one more to add to the list…Kevin Higgins.” Collecting five  Texas Music Awards (2005-2012), having his song “Company Time” placed in the politically provocative film A Day Without A Mexican and EMI Records soundtrack, Higgins has been hailed as “a gifted songwriter” (Denver Post) and the late Grammy-winning producer and musician Barry Beckett observed how “Kevin sings from the soul…his songs speak the truth.”

Barbara Malteze, (often compared to the late great Texan Janis Joplin), shares lead vocals with Higgins, and adds keyboards to the palette that he offers up.  “Barbara has the kind of voice and delivery that causes me to stop…turn around and say,  ‘Now who is that!'” enthused  Dr. Kathleen Hudson, Executive Director, (Texas Heritage Music Foundation).  Two-time Texas Music Awards’ winner of “Female Vocalist of the Year”, Malteze’s singing beautifully complements Higgins’ songwriting. “When two individuals this talented come together, the end result is pure magic…” (CountryStarsOnline.com) 

Having just received the 2011 Texas Music Award for “Song of the Year” for his piece “Monahans”, Kevin has  found a firm foothold on the enduring landscape that is “Texas Music.”  With over 250,000 miles on their Toyota Highlander, this talented duo tour extensively throughout the United States and Canada, (as well as all over Texas with their popular rock band, The Cosmic Dust Devils),  sharing music, telling stories and making friends everywhere they go.

visit their website:www.KevinHigginsMusic.com

 

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