Kenny Selcer
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Kenny Selcer

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | SELF

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2013
Solo Americana Folk

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Jun
07
Kenny Selcer @ Serendipity Cafe

Maynard, Massachusetts, USA

Maynard, Massachusetts, USA

May
10
Kenny Selcer @ Coffeehouse On The Rocky Plain

Sudbury, Massachusetts, USA

Sudbury, Massachusetts, USA

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Discography

Don't Forget About Me - Kenny's latest release. Folk, folk rock, Americana and more! - 2012
Kenny Selcer and String Bean - Americana/Bluegrass - 2006
Breaking The Glass - Rock, funk, swing, pop, Latin - 2002
Circuits To The Sun - Somebody's Sister (Jill Stein and Ken Selcer) - 1999
Green Sky - Somebody's Sister (Jill Stein and Ken Selcer) - 1997
Somebody's Sister (Jill Stein and Ken Selcer) - 1996
Flashpoint - Jill Stein and Ken Selcer - 1993

Review of Kenny's CD, Don't Forget About Me, by Alan Cackett,
editor of Maverick, UK


"A great discovery which I urge you to seek out - It never ceases to surprise me some of the
musical gems that drop through my letterbox quite unexpectedly. This
album by Kenny Selcer is a good example. I'll be honest, when I first
opened it I hardly took any notice & just placed it amongst the
growing pile of CDs to try & listen to one day if time allowed. A
few weeks later I was looking for another CD & I took a second
look at Kenny's album & decided to have a quick listen to the
first track. Just over an hour later the CD finished & I had no
hesitation in playing it again, all thoughts about what I was doing
or going to do blown out the window as I relaxed with a steaming hot
cup of tea & really listened to Kenny Selcer. The songs, all self
penned were slowly insinuating into my mind, the musical
accompaniment impressing with its clarity & quality & Kenny's
vocals sounding like a long lost friend that Id not heard from in
many a year. Yet until I played this album the first time, I didn't
know Kenny Selcer from Adam. I can tell you that these fifteen songs
were written over a long period of time, one going back to 1994, a
few from some ten years ago & others from 2011. Regardless of
when they dated from, there's a continuity that you don't get with
most albums these days. The names of the accompanying musicians meant
nothing to me, yet the musical arrangements & musicianship is
nothing short of inspired. Clean & clear picking, pedal steel
weaving in & out, little mandolin flourishes, touches of
harmonica, unobtrusive piano & organ, intricate bass playing,
subtle drums & percussion all sensitively enhancing Selcer's
uniformly high quality songs that bear repeated playing. A sleeper of
an album that I know will bring me hours of listening pleasure for a
good many years to come."
- Alan Cackett, editor of
Maverick, UK.

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Kenny Selcer - A sizzling blend of folk, rock, blues, roots, reggae, and everything in between. Ask Kenny Selcer why it is that he plays music, and he's likely to respond as though he was on stage. Without missing a beat, he becomes electric. He speaks of defying categories, breaking down barriers and fusing idioms and cultures. Of his live performances (whether solo or with his band) he says, "It's as though someone keeps changing the channel." Indeed, Kenny weaves a masterful, fluid thread through genre after genre in his riveting live performances in his solo performances (and with his bands). He traverses the musical map with infectious melodies and unstoppable rhythms. He soothes the spirit, rocks the house and melts into a seductive, bluesy groove. Its a unique uplifting sound that comes through both live and on disc! Its an uplifting and transcendent romp through style after style.

Kenny is at equally at home on solo acoustic guitar as he is with a band. He has performed everywhere as a solo singer/songwriter honing his songs and solo performing on the vital New England acoustic scene. He has also led bands from duos to 6 pieces led by his mesmerizing guitar and intimate vocals. Whatever the musical situation he paints
sparkling vignettes and visions exploring life's complexities and wonders. His latest CD, is Don't Forget About Me. Listen: kennyselcer.bandcamp.com/  Selcer is a Berklee College of Music alumnae who backs up other artists at their shows (and on their cds), has run Selcer Sound and Graphics, a full service music sound and graphics company, has done professional sound at area clubs and art centers, developed web sites, taught music, set-up venues and promoted them, and has been a DJ.

Kenny performs solo and with band performing songs from his CDs, including his latest CD, Don't Forget About Me. After years of performing, he has secured a loyal fan base and a solid spot on the New England folk rock circuit. Past venues have included Sculler's, Harpers Ferry, The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (1993 co-winner of the Artists Showcase), The Bull Run, 31 Main, The Colonial Inn, The Burren, Ryles, Club Passim, Johnny Ds, Yankee Homecoming Festival, Foxboro Stadium-Earth Day, The Amazing Things Art Center, The House of Blues, The Middle East, All Asia, The Midway, Sally OBriens, Worcester First Night, HMV stage, The Plough and Stars, Nourish, The Hard Rock Cafe - not to mention just about every coffeehouse and venue in the Boston area! and he's shared the stage with some impressive characters including, Oen Kennedy, Entrain, Greg Brown, Catie Curtis, Greg Greenway, Laurie Sargent, David Mallett, Sam Hooper, Joel Cage and Carolyn Waters among others. Somebodys Sister(w/ Jill Stein), were a semifinalist in national publication MUSICIAN MAGAZINEs best-unsigned bands of 1996 and 1998.

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