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Paul Kenny / Bio

At the close of 2013 Paul recorded his latest record with music producer, Mark Howard. Mark's credentials are long and distinguished and he produced many mentors of Paul's such as Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Tom Waits, Willie Nelson, Emmy Lou Harris, U2, REM, and Lucinda William. Mark compiled a group of musicians that truly captured the spirit of the sound that Paul created and was looking to accent his lyrics in this record. Mark has had an amazing career and was the exact producer that Paul had been waiting a long time for to record and produce his music, the "real music." Paul wanted to be allowed the creative control over his music so that it did not loose any of it's integrity. Mark nailed that with this record, and then some. Together they were able to create a truly "Americana Masterpiece." You can hear this in the way Don Heffington, who has played with Emmy Lou Harris, Bob Dylan, Buddy Miller, Neal Casal, The Wall Flowers, and Dwight Yoakam, played the drums on each and every track; The way Peter Atanasoff, who has played with Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Nora Jones, Tito and Tarantula, tracked Paul's guitar; Hal Craigen, who played with Joni Mitchel and Iggy Pop, electrified the music with his bass; and how Jon Neiman, who has recorded and toured with Wilshire, The Paul Chesne Band, The Vacation, and UK Artist Paul Freeman, filled in the gaps with each note. Doug Pettibone, most noted for his guitar work with John Mayer, Lucinda Williams, Tracy Chapman, Steve Earle, Joan Baez, and Elvis Costello, can now add Paul Kenny to the long list of brilliant leading acts that he has supported through the amazing riffs of his guitar. Paul was honored to have the sweet, angelic voice of Maia Davies, from Ladies of the Canyon, a hot new act out of Canada. Her soulful voice can be heard echoing the canyon throughout the song, "Concrete Canyon." The experience was as magical as the music it produced and the hard work and relationships that were formed are going to come through on Paul's next tour and record release in 2014. This is gong to be a monumental year for Paul.

General Info

Artist Name
Paul Kenny
Home Page
Folk / singer song writer / rock

Contact Info

Topanga, CA
Cosmicana Records LLC

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