Edison Kitt is the musical persona of musician, actor, filmmaker, singer and songwriter Adam Mikrut. The Grand Rapids, Michigan artist came to find his Americana alter-ego through the tragic loss of a friend and the subsequent reconnection with another. After his best friend and bandmate died, Adam stepped away from music for a time.
I thought I’d never write again. Until one evening, after several whiskeys, I picked up my old acoustic guitar and a folk song came out.Edison Kitt
The singer made his debut as Edison Kitt in 2018 with the six-song EP “Hello.” The project was born after a chance encounter with record producer and old friend Michael Crittenden. Over the next three years the duo continued writing, recording and refining their sound. The result of their efforts is a brand new album.
“Whiskey Ramblings” is the debut full-length album from Edison Kitt, released worldwide to all major streaming services on October 1, 2021. The eleven song collection plays like a day-drinking conversation with an old friend, set to a rootsy soundtrack of Indie-Folk, Americana, Rock and Country.
Throughout the record Edison Kitt recounts memories new and old and the lessons they taught. He looks wistfully back at past loves on tracks like “You’re in My Head” and “Can’t Let You Go.” He recalls the ghosts of his own mistakes on songs like “Cold and Lonely Ride” and “Closet Full of Skeletons.” Even when looking to the future, as in the back-and-forth of “Me and You” and the Country/Reggae groove “Tomorrow’s Another Day,” the singer keeps one eye on the past and a glass of whiskey in hand.
Musically the album lives in a mostly acoustic space somewhere between Country, Rock and Folk. The standard Rock & Roll guitar/bass/drum ensemble is augmented throughout with steel guitar, mandolin and banjo. Within that framework, the record moves through Alt-Pop grooves (“Been a Long time”), traditional Country laments (“Let me Say Goodbye”) and rollicking Bluegrass romps (“Whiskey on Her Lips”). The band is excellent throughout as they navigate the nuances.
Check out the “Whiskey on Her Lips” video below. You can also hear the song on the Deep Indie Dive playlist, or listen to the entire “Whiskey Ramblings” album on your favorite streaming services. Follow the links below to connect with Edison Kitt. Get on his socials and stay in the loop on all of the stories to come.