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"Patina" album marks triumphant return for John David Kent

 John David Kent with Matt Meinke at KETR
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John David Kent with Matt Meinke at KETR

A native of Northeast Texas, and a recording artist with a wide range of styles in his lengthy career, John David Kent is making a strong return to music on his first album in ten years. Patina highlights his thoughtful songwriting and powerful vocal skills, and gives the Nashville based artist a chance to reflect on his memories of Texas. Kent lived in Celeste, Texas for years where he formed his Blackland Records label at his own studio, and he's included multiple references to his old stomping grounds on his new songs.

Kent spoke with Matt Meinke during his album release tour to talk about what he's been up to during the long stretch between albums, recording Patina in Brooklyn, and how he's rolling with the changes in the music industry,

You can listen to some of the tunes discussed during the interview on this Spotify playlist (log in to your account to hear the full songs).

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Born in Dallas, Texas, Matt moved to the Sulphur Springs area in 1990 and settled in Commerce shortly thereafter. Having dreamed of working in radio since childhood, he began working at KETR while taking Radio-Television courses at Texas A&M University-Commerce in 1993. Matt has transitioned from a part-time worker and pupil of KETR, to the station’s Chief Announcer/Producer and supervisor of student broadcasters. A familiar voice of 88-9 KETR, Matt has hosted such shows as The Late Nite Lion, and can currently be heard as host of Notably Texan.
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