Kevin Devine is an American songwriter and musician from Brooklyn, New York, who is known for his meaningful lyrics and melodic acoustic guitar tunes. He cites his influences as Bob Dylan, Elliott Smith, Guns N' Roses, and Nirvana, among others. He grew up in Brooklyn and Staten Island. He graduated Fordham University at Lincoln Center in 2001, majoring in journalism. He also played in an indie/punk/emo band called Miracle of 86 after the (Miracle) New York Mets. At Fordham he was able to hone his acoustic solo skills by playing at various open-mike and college events which made him very popular among the student body. During this time he also played at the Wetlands. Although still relatively unknown, Devine gained some popularity with his 2003 album, Make the Clocks Move. Newer songs reflect Devine's political views and the recent death of his father to a stroke. He has recorded records for Immigrant Sun Records and Triple Crown Recordsand has worked with Brooklyn based producer Mike Skinner. He recently signed with Capitol Records.