Thursday, September 29, 2005

a soldier's story

If you've yet to hear Keni Thomas, you should definitely give his music a listen. Although he's had regional success here in Georgia and the entire Southeast, he has recently garnered national acclaim through his new cd, Flags of Our Fathers.

Thomas is a former Army Ranger who was sent to Somalia and fought in the Mogadishu battle later recounted in the book and movie, "Black Hawk Down." He sings very simple, yet poignant songs about war, life and bravery. Yet he does so without putting a "boot in your..." like Toby Keith.

Although considered a country artist, he has a classic style that definitely transcends the genre completely. You can hear some clips from his new cd here.
posted by Christie