Kenny Carlie grew up in the high deserts of the Pacific Northwest. He started playing the trumpet in the 6th grade in the school band and was playing for the jazz band by the 9th grade. At 16, Kenny started to learn guitar and was playing for the school jazz choir by the next year. Kenny learned to play bass for the jazz choir at Western Oregon University at 20 and he graduated with a minor in music and nearly enough credits for a music double major. In his 20s, Kenny began experimenting with computer-based recording, sequencing, and electronica. In addition to trumpet and guitar, he has learned to dabble a little bit with mandolin, harmonica, and keyboard. His musical influences are wide and varied as are his styles, including blues, country, jazz, acoustic, pop rock, and more.