Les Kerr is a songwriter, recording artist and performer who brings blues, New Orleans music, Zydeco, rock and bluegrass together to create his “Hillbilly Blues Caribbean Rock & Roll.” A Nashville resident since 1987, Kerr was born in Louisiana and raised in Mississippi.
Kerr has recorded nine albums, including Contributor, to be released in September, 2015. The title song of his upcoming CD is based on Nashville’s street newspaper and the premier event of the video raised money for the newspaper, The Contributor. Mackinac Blues, from Les’ 2008 New Orleans Set CD, was included in NPR’s All Songs Considered and the New Orleans-based OffBEAT magazine declared, “Kerr’s musical stylings aptly cover the gamut from rockabilly to boogie to Caribbean beats with ease.”
Kerr has performed at many regional blues festivals and has headlined annual Mardi Gras celebrations at Nashville’s famed Bluebird Café since 1993. He was a three-time award nominee of the former Music City Blues Society and was featured in the TV documentary Civil War Songs and Stories broadcast on PBS stations across the U.S.
Lyrics of four of Les’ songs have appeared in two volumes of Maple Leaf Rag, a New Orleans poetry anthology. He is also the co-author of The All-American Truck Stop Cookbook (Thomas Nelson Publisher) and Tennessee (Graphic Arts Press).
For more information, visit www.leskerr.com