Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne

Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne

 Kelowna, British Columbia, CAN
BandBluesR&B

I am a Juno Award winner and a mulitple Maple Blues Award winner. I've been nominated for the Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the year by BMA & winner of the Living Blues Piano Player 2010. You can expect a great and entertaining peformance from my show.

Biography

BOSS OF THE BLUES - GENTLEMAN OF THE BOOGIE WOOGIE

A Stony Plain artist biography

KENNY ‘BLUES BOSS’ WAYNE:
A VETERAN PIANIST’S BRAND
NEW TAKE ON BOOGIE AND BLUES

Super fast bio version:
Born Spokane, Washington. Raised New Orleans, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Based: Vancouver, British Columbia. Home: On the road, somewhere…

Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne — resplendent in a brightly colored, French custom-tailored stage suit — hammers out rockin’ boogie woogie, deeply felt blues, and puts a fresh coat of paint on good old-fashioned roots rock and roll.
Now with a brand new album, An Old Rock on a Roll on the Stony Plain label, he’s on the road again.
He’s been a traveling musician almost all his life, playing in show bands and cover bands in his youth, seeing the world from Texas to Hawaii and from Peoria to Paris.
Rediscovering his own blues roots long ago sent his career into overdrive, thanks to his fresh approach to old music, the drive and roaring good-time attitude of his live performances, and his smartly original self-penned songs.
As one writer put it: ““When a piano player’s got the three most important things — the playing, the voice, and the look – he becomes the whole package. An artist you just have to see and hear.”
Deeply influenced by Fats Domino and Johnnie Johnson, Kenny Wayne’s other heroes include keyboard rockers whose names are beginning to fade into history — men such as Amos Milburn and Bill Doggett, both long overdue for rediscovery by the new generations of blues fans.
The new album has been produced by Duke Robillard, who has overseen sessions for Stony Plain by Jimmy Witherspoon, Jay McShann, Rosco Gordon, Long John Baldry, Herb Ellis, Ronnie Earl and many others. The co-founder of the band Roomful of Blues and a former member of The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Robillard has more than a dozen of his own recordings on Stony Plain.
Robillard’s take on Wayne? “He’s a monster pianist, a soulful singer, and he captures of essence of old school blues and boogie while sounding totally fresh and contemporary,” he says.

For further information, interview requests, high resolution pictures, please contact:

Management:

Rick Bates (rick@batesmeyer.com) www.batesmeyer.com

In Canada:
Richard Flohil/Beth Ward, Richard Flohil & Associates
PH: (416) 351-1323
E-Mail: rflohil@sympatico.ca

In the United States:
Mark Pucci, Mark Pucci Media
PH: (770) 804-9555
E-Mail: mpmedia@bellsouth.net

International:

Dixie Frog Records

Lyrics

You Cured My Blues

Written By: Kenneth Spruell

I'VE TRIED MY WHOLE LIFE, TO PLEASE SOMEONE ELSE
BEEN TAKEN FOR GRANTED, AND IGNORING MYSELF
I HAD BAD ADVICE, MORE THAN TWICE
SOMEHOW YOU'VE HELPED ME CURE MY BLUES...
I COULDN'T SEE CLEAR, WITH PEOPLE IN MY FACE
CLOUDING MY THINKING, INTRUDING IN MY SPACE
I'VE HAD A WORLD OF TROUBLE, SEEING DOUBLE
SOMEHOW YOU'VE HELPED ME CURE MY BLUES...
YOU'VE GOT MY ATTENTION, YOU'RE MY PRESCIPTION
FOR A CURE, FOR MY AGGRAVATIONS
LONELINESS IS, THE BOTTOM OF THE PIT
HOPE IS FOUND, WHEN THE WAY IS LIT
I DIDN'T FIND A FRIEND, IN A BOTTLE OF GIN
SOMEHOW YOU'VE HELPED ME CURE MY BLUES...
YOU CLEARED MY MIND, YOU HELPED ME TO EXPLORE
THE OPENNESS OF LOVE, YOU OPENED THAT DOOR
I'VE TAKEN YOUR ADVICE, I'M NOW IN PARADISE
SOMEHOW YOU'VE HELPED ME CURE MY BLUES

Ragin' Storm

Written By: Kenneth Wayne Spruell

(CHORUS)
THERE’S A RAGING STORM GAINING GROUND
OH MY, WHAT A AWFUL SOUND
(POOR TOWN LEVEE’S DOWN) 2x
OH, WE NEED A MIRACLE THAT CAN BE SEEN
TO BRING THOSE FOLKS BACK TO NEW ORLEANS

I SAW MOTHER NATURE MOVE WITH SUCH FORCE
& I SAW A GOVERNMENT FAIL HIS COURSE
THE SYSTEM FAILED TO DO IT’S JOB
NOW THE TROOPS ARE DOWN THERE TRYING TO
CONTROL THE MOB
(CHORUS)
WHERE WAS THE HELP, IT CAME A LITTLE TOO LATE
WE KNOW THE REASONS THAT YOU HESITATE
THEY SPREAD THOSE POOR FOLKS EVERYWHERE
HOUSTON, ATLANTA, UTAH THEY DON’T REALLY CARE
(CHORUS)
SOME OFFICIAL SAID, “WE GOT A STRONG MARINA”
NO MATCH FOR MOTHER NATURE, WHEN SHE SENT KATRINA
“JUST HOLD ON PEOPLE, HELP IS ON ITS WAY”
IT NEVER GOT THERE, SO MANY FOLKS DIED THAT DAY
(CHORUS)
Preach: “When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, it destroyed most of the city but did not destroy the spirit of New Orleans. Together we will re-build a new New Orleans and bring the folks back to their homes.”
LET’S BRING THOSE FOLKS BACK TO NEW ORLEANS

Discography

Rollin' with the Blues Boss - Stony Plain 2014

An Old Rock On A Roll - Stony Plain 2011

Can't Stop Now - Electro-Fi 2008
Let it Loose - Electro-Fi 2006 (Juno Winner)
88th & Jump Street - Electro-Fi 2002 (Juno Nominee)
Blues Carry Me Home - Isabel 2002 (recorded in Paris, France)
Blues Boss Boogie - Real Blues 1998 (Juno nominee)
Alive & Loose - Blue Roots - 1995 (Juno Nominee)

Set List

Original Songs
Fats Domino Tribute