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    After years of collaboration, Kai has a beguiling new solo project. Drawing from past experiences but seeking to explore new sonic terrain, Kai has written a set of songs that is set to establish him as one of Nashville’s most unique voices. Tracks like “Perpetually Out Of Fashion” distill years of Kai’s musical influences - folk, indie, and a strong pop sensibility - into mere minutes, making for a listening experience that refreshingly defies genre and leaves us like a late-night snacker - satisfied but secretly hoping for more. “Sweet Abandon” is a bare bones slow waltz that showcases Kai’s yearning vocals atop a warm backdrop of old-time strings. These tracks are just a sampling of what listeners can expect from his Perpetually Out Of Fashion EP, to be released later this year. Recorded and self-produced, the Perpetually Out Of Fashion EP also showcases his instrumental talents – he played almost every instrument himself – as well as cameos from a few distinguished friends (his critically-acclaimed roommate Langhorne Slim sings a background vocal on “Baby Where”, and inimitable Appalachian fiddler Rayna Gellert shows up on “Sweet Abandon”).

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Everybody's looking at me
everybody's saying sorry
I'm just floating into space

How I can walk down the street?
When it falls away beneath my feet
how can I speak when I can't breathe?

Everybody wants to know
baby where you're gonna go
I can't tell em and neither can you
You say you love me but you ain't ready
You wanna leave me, but you ain't ready
Ah what am I supposed to do?

I got no other place to go
Lovin you's about the only thing I know

CH: Baby where you gonna go?
Without me now
Where you gonna go?
Without me now
And who'm I gonna hold?
Without you now, without you now

Now the days pass just a little faster
people ask I say it's no disaster
but I still dream of you at night
And if one day you came around
to build this back up from the ground
how could I ever forget?

How I was old and you were young
I was deaf and you were dumb

CH: Baby where you gonna go?
Without me now
Where you gonna go?
It's cold out
And who'm I gonna hold?
Without you now
Without you now


from Perpetually Out Of Fashion, released May 23, 2015
BGV by Sean "Langhorne Slim" Scolnick


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Kai Welch Nashville, Tennessee

Conceived in a tipi in Oregon and raised by parents he describes as “semi-nomadic, back to the land hippy homesteaders,” Kai Welch is a Nashville-based songwriter and musician best known for work with Abigail Washburn, Bobby Bare, Jr., and on a recent Grammy-nominated Greencards album. His love for music and nature led him to start Music for Wild Places, a non-profit outdoor concert series. ... more

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