Kenny Neal - Deluxe Edition
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  • Caught In The Jaws Of A Vise
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (03:48) [8.69 MB]
  • That Knife Don't Cut No More
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (06:13) [14.21 MB]
  • Outside Looking In
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (04:45) [10.86 MB]
  • Hoodoo Moon
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (03:13) [7.38 MB]
  • The Truth Hurts
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (04:29) [10.25 MB]
  • Caught Your Back Door Man
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (04:39) [10.64 MB]
  • Evalina
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (03:59) [9.14 MB]
  • Baby Bee
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (04:30) [10.31 MB]
  • Neal And Prey
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (03:49) [8.75 MB]
  • Any Fool Will Do
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (03:56) [9.02 MB]
  • Lightning's Gonna Strike
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (03:41) [8.42 MB]
  • Morning After
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (03:07) [7.12 MB]
  • The Son I Never Knew
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (03:47) [8.68 MB]
  • Howling At The Moon
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (03:13) [7.37 MB]
  • Change My Way Of Livin'
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (04:47) [10.95 MB]
  • Believe In Yourself
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (03:31) [8.04 MB]
McPherson 12 string acoustic guitar
Biography
Kenny Neal has become the ambassador of the Baton Rouge, Louisiana blues sound, taking the heritage of his father, bluesman Raful Neal, and his father's famed musician friends and speading it worldwide. Whether he's squeezing the strings of his ancient, battered Telecaster, stretching out on a funky bass riff, or blowing a chugging, reedy solo on harp, Kenny's sound is unmistakably Baton Rouge. But he isn't just recycling the songs of his mentors, like Slim Harpo (who gave Kenny his first harp when the boy was three to stop him from crying), Lazy Lester and his father, or the wild string-bending style of the late Guitar Slim and the obscure but brilliant Rudolph Richard. Rather, Kenny has absorbed the sounds of the masters he knew, added the fire of fellow Baton Rouge-ite Buddy Guy (with whom Kenny toured as a bass player while still a teenager) and strained it all through a modern, young sensibility to create the Kenny Neal sound.

Live, Kenny is spontaneous and unstoppable. He's even taken his talent to Broadway, where he starred in Lincoln Center's production of Zora Neale Hurston's Mule Bone, and won the Theatre World Award for Most Outstanding New Talent. He's toured for the U.S. government as a blues ambassador across Africa, and he and his tireless road band of various Neal brothers and the great Chicago drummer Kennard Johnson have taken his incendiary live show from Argentina to Europe to Japan (opening for B.B. King) and practically every blues club in the U.S.

Whether he's laying into one of his original songs (often co-written with Florida producer/bassist/horn arranger Bob Greenlee) or updating a South Louisiana classic, Kenny's musical gumbo, mixing swamp blues, a bit of modern funk, Chicago blues and New Orleans rhythms, all cooked over a fire of Baton Rouge roots, marks him as one of the true blues torchbearers of his generation.
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  • Members:
    KENNY NEAL: Vocal, Harp, Electric and Acoustic Guitar; ERNIE LANCASTER or BRYAN BASSETT: Rhythm Guitar; Noel NEAL, DARNELL NEAL, BOB GREENLEE, ANTHONY HARDESTY: BASS; KENNARD JOHNSON, JIM PAYNE, GRALIN HOFFMAN, MARK BLAIR, TONY COLEMAN: Drums; LUCKY PETER
  • Sounds Like:
  • Influences:
    Slim Harpo, Lazy Lester, Raful Neal, Guitar Slim, Rudolph Richard, Buddy Guy
  • AirPlay Direct Member Since:
    04/20/17
  • Profile Last Updated:
    05/10/17 03:37:10
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