Don Kincaid points out that his new CD has “something for everyone.”
Kincaid, who grew up in New Jersey, spent time in Texas, and now lives in Hackettsown, has been playing guitar, writing and singing his own material, for many years. And he’s been working on his CD for the past year and a half, and now, he’s ready to show it off to the world! Part Americana, part country, “Whiskey and Women” makes its official live debut with a CD Release Party on Saturday April 1 at the historic Roy’s Hall in Blairstown.
“Don Kincaid and The Wait” have Texas in their heart. Kincaid, honed his songwriting craft in the Hill Country of Texas and at picking circles in the state’s iconic town of Luckenbach. When it came time to create an album from his latest batch of songs, he traveled back to where his journey began, rural NW New Jersey. Kincaid gathered together a formidable group of musicians and friends. They wrote more songs together, recorded an album and formed a band (The Wait) to take the songs on the road and into the future.
“I wasn’t a natural born singer, guitarist or songwriter,” admits Kincaid, a tattoo artist by trade. “But I’ve worked hard at it.”
Indeed, Kincaid’s tunes offer solid lyrics, good melodies and some, he says, “will evoke smiles” as a few are tongue and cheek. “The bottom line is that everything I write and sing comes from some sort of life experience that I’ve had,” added Kincaid, who has worked at First Place Tattoos in Hackettstown for several years.
The band’s Americana Alt-Country style draws from their outlaw country heroes Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, and Merle Haggard, but with a modern edge the appeals to fans of current artists such as Jamey Johnson, Ryan Adams and Sturgell Simpson. The songs range from energetic country rock to touching story-telling ballads, with lyrics delivered in a baritone that would make Johnny proud.
Join in the celebration of the release of “Whiskey & Women” at Roy’s Hall on Saturday April 1. Doors open at 7:30, showtime at 8. All seats $17.50 in advance / $22.50 day of show. Purchase advanced tickets at Roy’s Hall, www.royshall.com, or directly at https://blairstownliveartsinc.thundertix.com/orders/new?performance_id=1753705.