Earlier this year, SweetKiss Momma submitted their song Strange Fire for consideration in a songwriting contest being held by John Carter Cash (son of the late Mr. Johnny Cash), where they were finalists, but did not end up winning the top prize. One of the judges was a man by the name of Ken Coomer, who was the long-time drummer for both Uncle Tupelo and Wilco, before making the decision to focus his professional energy on becoming a full-time producer and session player in Nashville. His most notable work is probably the platinum-selling debut album by Vaquero’s singer Chetes, but he has also played on, and produced, albums by Steve Earle, Tim Finn, Will Hoge, Jars of Clay, and Emmylou Harris to name a few.
Having heard SweetKiss Momma’s music, Ken contacted the band to see if they’d be interested is working with him on their next project, and after a 6 month courtship, the band is heading down to Nashville in December to record their second full length album with Coomer at his Creative Workshop Studio.
SweetKiss Momma is:
Jeff Hamell – Original member and vocalist
Aaron Arnold – Original member and guitarist
Kim Hamel – Backup Vocals
Jeremy Hamell – Bass
Jimmy Hughes – Drums
Dan Walker – Keys
Checkout the photos from the band’s send-off show at Louie G’s in the slideshow below…