Kevin Devine featuring Jesse Lacey: Cotton Crush
Arguably what has become Kevin Devine’s most popular song was just the lead single off this third solo album Split the Country, Split the Street when he and Jesse Lacey took to a small cramped stage in Staten Island. Serving as a big surprise to an annual Christmas party at a local club, the two launched into their hard driving harmonies and put the crowd into a ruckus. My college roommate was a Staten Island resident, as was Devine, and told me about this annual holiday show that he was thinking about attending but they hadn’t announced who was playing. Let’s just say when he told me upon returning for spring semester I was not to pleased I had missed out.