Sun, 17 April 2016
I met Kevin Hollingsworth about halfway through the first decade of the new millennium. We would get together for jams in Austin, Texas that we called "The Austin Tequila Nights" sessions.
He was one of the few guitarists that I ever played with for accompaniment that seemed to know exactly where I was going with the song, event if he had never heard it. We recorded several sessions but none were studio or commercial quality, yet I cherish these takes nevertheless.
On January 31, 2016, Kevin came to the Congress House Studio and recorded several tracks on a record album that I was working on entitled The Long Road. This last track was just he and I, trying to relive one of those "Austin Tequila Nights".
Kevin passed away 18 days later on February 18, 2016. He finally succumbed to a seven year battle that he had been fighting with cancer.
The day that Kevin was in the studio at Congress House, I set up a microphone in the kitchen while we had lunch. This is the unedited version of our discussion. Present were Mark Hallman, my producer and Andre Moran, the studio's sound engineer.