Today is Townes Van Zandt’s birthday a legendary singer, songwriter of Americana who passed away on January 1, 1997.
Listen to Kenny’s hit single, “The Townes We Left Behind”, he wrote in honor of Townes and played on January 1, 2013 at the last official Townes Wake in Galveston, TX. Click the link to listen and read the lyrics.
February 15th was the anniversary of Willie P Bennett’s passing.
At the 26th Annual International Folk Alliance Conference, Kenny was invited to perform his “Willie We Miss Ya” at the showcase. Kenny’s performance was the only non-Willie composition.
Thanks to Linda McRae, Ken Whiteley and Darwin Baker for sitting in with Kenny when they opened the event. “Willie We Miss Ya” is from the new CD Troubadour Tales due out in June 2014. Thanks also to Shawna Cooper and Jaxon Haldane for putting all this together.
The picture is of Willie P jamming at Kenny’s Canadian hideaway (many years ago).
Willie, we miss ya!!
Kenny recording “Troubadour Tales” in December 2013 at Highland Studios up in the Santa Cruz Mountains in California. For more photos, check out the Photo tab.