To support this release, Neal will be embarking on a nationwide tour!
Featuring music written by Taj Mahal, Neal’s performances garnered a prestigious Theater World Award for “The Most Outstanding New Talent On and Off Broadway,” and he concurrently set two Hughes poems to music on the album Walking With Fire.
The Chicago Tribune pegged Kenny as “one of a mere handful of truly inventive young contemporary guitarists, Neal has something fresh to say and the chops with which to say it,” while AllMusic said his “gruff-before-their-time vocals retain their swamp sensibility, while assuming a bright contemporary feel that tabs him as a leading contender for future blues stardom.” Blues Revue agreed, calling Kenny "one of the brightest young stars on the blues horizon, and a gifted artist."
NEW ORLEANS BLUES SINGER/GUITARIST KENNY NEAL TO RELEASE CHRISTMAS ALBUM - I'LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
Los Angeles - With the holidays right around the corner, Cleopatra Blues will be releasing a Louisiana-flavored Christmas album from New Orleans blues singer/guitarist, Kenny Neal titled “I'll Be Home For Christmas.” Neal has received multiple awards including the Blues Music Award for Song Of The Year and the Monterey Bay Blues Artist Of The Year Award - he has also earned multiple Grammy nominations and was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall Of Fame in 2011!
Kenny Neal is an acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and is widely renowned as a modern swamp-blues master. Neal preserves the blues sound of his native south Louisiana, and learned his craft from Slim Harpo, Buddy Guy, and his father, harmonica player Raful Neal.
In 1987, Neal cut his critically acclaimed debut album for the Florida record producer Bob Greenlee - an updated swamp feast initially marketed on King Snake Records as Bio on the Bayou. Alligator Records picked it up the following year. In 1991, he 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. Neal has played with blues stars including Lucky Peterson and Lazy Lester, and was at one time a member of The Downchild Blues Band.
Kenny Neal's “I'll Be Home For Christmas” mixes both traditional and modern holiday favorites to enrich anyone’s season!
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