My name is Kenny Finton. I’ve been writing music for more that 40 years. I performed as a young man in coffeehouses, concerts, and did the folk circuits during the folk craze in the late 60s. I then became a staff writer in NewYork City, after three years I got sick of it and moved back to my roots and the countryside. I quit performing during that time, taking time to raise a family, care for elders, and pursue many other ambitions. Yet, I never quit writing. I returned to performance in the 80's when the urban country craze rocked the movies and radio. Not liking bars, once again I quit to pursue more intellectual things. I have returned to performing again in the last three to four years and have made a great little niche in Denver playing originals and covers for seniors, casinos and selected venues and parties, most of it local. Like Little Richard, I am pretty darned well preserved for my age. I would never trade the experiences and challenges I have faced for youth -- nor would I take a drink from the fountain of youth, thank you. Except for some inevitable health changes, becoming a senior is a righteous gas and has its own valuable perks. Our performances have done nothing but improve in all that time. I am much fonder of the way I can sing and write now than I ever was as a teenager or a 40-something. I might be too old for 'American Idol', but you will quickly find that my music is a lot different melodically and lyrically than the usual fare offered up on the Internet. Whether ‘tis better or not is your choice, not mine. I am pleased with the improvements, personally. I have learned the great art of loving my life and times. Chaya and I have been working together for 30 years. She also gets better and better with time. Like old wine, deliciousness is often a matter of time.