Contemporary blues-singer Kenny Neal
Singer ~ Guitarist

Kenny Neal

October 14, 1957, New Orleans, LA

Kenny Neal was born in 1957 in New Orleans and raised in Baton Rouge. He began playing music at a very young age, learning the basics from his father, singer and blues harmonica player, Raful Neal. Family friends like Lazy Lester, Buddy Guy and Slim Harpo also contributed to Kenny’s early musical education. In fact, it was Harpo who gave the crying three-year-old a harmonica to pacify him. Kenny stopped crying that day, and eventually learned to play the harmonica. Along the way, he also mastered the bass, trumpet, piano and guitar. At 13, he joined his father’s band and began paying his musical dues. Four years later, he was recruited and toured extensively as Buddy Guy’s bass player. ~ KennyNeal.net: Kenny Neal ~ retrieved April 21, 2014 © KennyNeal.net

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October 14, 1967 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (11) Lulu, To Sir With Love ~ #2 (2) the Association, Never My Love ~ #1 (1) the Box Tops, The Letter

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In 1991 he also proved to be a talented actor in the Broadway production of the folk musical Mule Bone (by Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston), singing numbers written by Taj Mahal. ~ Wikipedia: Kenny Neal ~ retrieved April 21, 2014 © Wikipedia

Kenny Neal ~ Inducted in the 2011 Louisiana Music Hall Of Fame.



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