Brian J. Kenny

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“Bucket” is a great old Hank Williams tune about a time when, like Frankie from the folk tune “Frankie and Johnny,” you could go down to the corner saloon and buy a bucket o’ beer.
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“Dark Hollow” was learned from Bob Weir and the Grateful Dead from the album “Reckoning.” Anybody who is skeptical about the Dead needs to hear “Reckoning” in its entirety.
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“Paranoia Blues” was inspired by a repeat MUNI rider who I had the displeasure of observing on several occasions.
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These were the first crop of songs recorded after those on Grandma’s Album and I was nervous as to whether or not I would be stuck playing “Twisted” and “Hey Bartender” every night for the rest of my life. I guess I was afraid that my best songs…read more
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“Spiritual #1” was written about an escalator at the 16th Street/Mission BART station that always had a pile of some unknown substance gurgling at the bottom landing. Beware the “Slide of filth.”
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This chord progression came to me along with the title. I had no lyrics until I met Zeldar from Gamma Quadrant at the Nation's on Webster Street in Alameda, Ca. This might be my pop song....
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I got a friend, his name is Tim, and he really likes donkey songs. Letter Seventeen on Mandolin, Banjo, Backing Vocals, Beer bottle, hoots n hollers...
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I wrote this on the shores of a lake in Redwood City.
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"In 1992, I had my head cracked open by a guy with brass knuckles on Payne's Creek Road in Red Bluff, California. I believe his name was Mickey Cortez and he was with a guy named Jason Berg and a few other guys. I was very nearly killed and I…read more
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I wrote this on the shores of a lake in Redwood City.
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Guest said

Great Vibe and lyrics!

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Another true tale. This one chronicling the turning point in my life: getting nearly-killed with brass knuckles on Paine's Creek Road in Red Buff. Ca. in 1992.
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Cool guitar sounds. Really like the solo.

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He has recorded 28 albums for Country Tick Records since 1997. Kenny has performed in Europe, Asia, and the USA. He has played in wine cellars and in mines, and he has played in a jet at 45,000 feet. He was the opening act for the Holmes Brothers in 2004 and has been featured on NPR. Brian J. Kenny currently resides in the California Republic. http://brianjkenny.com/bio/

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