Keith Kenny, the aggressively acoustic, bluesy, rocking one-man band is kicking off his latest tour at John and Peter’s in New Hope in a live recording session on Saturday, Sept. 20 at 9 p.m.
The New Jersey native then travels to over 35 cities throughout the South, hitting Knoxville, Nashville and Fort Worth, and heading west to Las Vegas, San Francisco, and Portland, winding up in St. Louis, Chicago, and Cincinnati, before returning home in November.
Kenny’s music blends rock, blues and country, but it’s his blindingly fast, spellbinding riffs, often based in blues or boogie-woogie progressions, that makes this up-and-coming performer a pleasure to see and hear.
Kenny comes armed with an array of guitars, a mini-drum kit, a banjo and an effects pedal board that fits snugly into his trademark red American Tourister Suitcase Kick Drum. His performances have been described as “Neil Young meets Keller Williams”, with a dynamic delivery of edgy rock and emotionally-charged original songs.
“I’m excited to re-visit a few of the venues that I played earlier this year along with some new places.” Kenny said. “I’m looking forward to connecting with some old friends and new fans along the way.” In the last year, Kenny toured throughout the US as part of his original Big Red Suitcase Tour.
Kenny has produced three albums released by the indie label iNtu Records and his most recent release And the Light Came Blaring In showcases his one-man band style performance with all the guitars, percussion and vocals being recorded simultaneously.
“Years ago, the show started just with me, an acoustic guitar and a big red suitcase; so I wanted to capture that vibe on the new record” Kenny said. “The collection of instruments and effects on stage has grown quite a bit since then, but the music still all roots back to that simple foot-stomping groove.”
John and Peter’s is located at 96 S. Main St.; (215) 862-5981.
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