Kenny Shore
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Kenny Shore

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Oct
01
Kenny Shore @ Cedar Creek Gallery

Creedmore, North Carolina, USA

Creedmore, North Carolina, USA

Aug
20
Kenny Shore @ High Point University

High Point, North Carolina, USA

High Point, North Carolina, USA

Jul
03
Kenny Shore @ Eno River Festival

Durham, North Carolina, USA

Durham, North Carolina, USA

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"Kenny Shore's songs are too good to be ignored!" - Steve Dubner


Well, let me start off by saying that if you missed Kenny Shore's performance at Haywood Gym on October 22, you missed a GOOD TIME! He sang a variety of songs, everything from Bob Dylan, harmonica and all to 70;s songs "Elvis" even made an appearance complete with sneer, legs shaking, and hip wiggling.
He sang original songs also, and you had to laugh. I think that we can all find common ground with the roommate song he sang. Another original of his told about his poor cat and the experiences involved in a country cat trying to live in New York City. He also had a song about a relative of his, Ernie Shore, and how he was brought in to pitch after Babe Ruth was ejected from a game fro hitting a referee. Ernie Shore proceeded to strikeout 26 batters.
Kenny is multitalented and plays guitar, banjo and even the Native American flute. He demonstrated the flute for us, and it was very peaceful and soothing. He told us several stories during the evening and I have to say there was never a dull moment. I hope Mr. Shore is able to sell his songs and get them recorded because he deserves it, and I'll be able to say I knew him when.
Kerry S. - Voices From the Hill -- Dorothea Dix Hospital, Raleigh, NC


Singer-songwriter Kenny Shore figured he could get some radio airplay with his latest song, "Chasing Clay". He just didn't figure it would happen so fast.
Having chased Clay Aiken, the "American Idol" star and Raleigh's favorite hometown hero, around the Nov. 22 Raleigh Christmas parade, Shore wrote ad recorded the song over the Thanksgiving weekend. He dropped off a copy at radio station WRAL-FM 101.5RM on his way to work at 8:30 a.m. Monday. Fifteen minutes later, "Chasing Clay" was on the air.
"I've been thinking for years that I needed to come up with something topical and fast as a way to get on the radio, " said Shore. "Danged if it didn't work."
Shore's three children are big Aiken fans, so he took them to the parade because Aiken was grand marshal. After Aiken blew a kiss to Shore's daughter, they decided to follow him through the crowd for the rest of the parade route. Shore wrote the song a few days later , complete with a reference to "the big bad beefy bodyguards with his motorcade". - News & Observer, Raleigh, NC


Discography

"Waiting for the Rain/Without A Doubt" (1982) BME Records--7" Vinyl single.

"Something Better Than This" (1987) -- track by Kenny's band, the Dayroom Monitors on compilation "Let Us Be Heard", released by K97FM, Winston-Salem, NC

"House On a Hill" (1990) -- track on compilation "Strength of Strings" on Foreshortened Arm Recordings

Eight Shell (1996) -- 8 song cassette release on Hi Top Records

One Breath At A Time (2001) -- 10 song CD on Hi Top Records

"Psychopopfolkabilly" (2005) -- on Hi Top Records.

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Feeling a bit camera shy

Bio

Kenny Shore is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and comedian all rolled into one. Many of his songs are thought-provoking, catchy folk/pop. Then he hits you with something totally ridiculous or irreverent like "I Found Jesus (in the bathroom)" or "Elvis Was A Superhero" or "Carbs! Carbs! Carbs!", spoofing the whole Atkins diet craze. One fan recently said "You've got to see him live-- he moves around onstage with boundless energy! He's so much fun to watch!" Between songs he cuts up and tells stories that'll make you grin or even laugh out loud!
Kenny's been performing around the Southeast U.S. for the past 20 years at colleges, cafes, and clubs as both a solo act and as leader of various original rock bands.
In the 1990s, he stopped performing to finish his master's degree in Social Work at UNC-Chapel Hill and to help raise his 3 kids.
After several years as a clinical social worker, Kenny has returned to performing full-time. He showcased at the 2003 Nashville New Music Conference in September and at the NACA (Nat'l Assoc. for Campus Activities) South Regional Conference in Chattanooga in October,2003. Don't miss this rising star!