Kenny Neal

Genres: Blues Holiday & Seasonal
Tags: blues blues rock louisianna blues guitar swamp blues Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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14 October 1957, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The oldest son in Baton Rouge’s most famous musical family, six of whom are professional musicians, Neal was groomed throughout the 90s for blues stardom, but in a time of transition it remains an aim rather than an achievement.

Neal accompanied his father to gigs from an early age, was given his first harmonica by Slim Harpo at the age of three, played piano onstage three years later, and at 13 stepped into the breach when Raful Neal needed a bass player. In 1976, he played bass in Buddy Guy’s band. Four years later, he moved to Toronto and brought his brothers north to work as the Neal Brothers Blues Band. Later, he joined the Downchild Blues Band, then Canada’s top blues band. In 1984, he moved back to Baton Rouge to assemble another band. When he accompanied his father on the Louisiana Legend album, King Snake owner Bob Greenlee signed him to a solo contract. Bio On The Bayou...

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