Concert at Three Caves featuring Kenny Neal
August 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday, August 10 featuring Kenny Neal
Proceeds benefit Land Trust of North Alabama | Tickets available for Land Trust members beginning May 1 and open to the public May 8.
One of the strongest modern proponents of Baton Rouge swamp blues, Kenny Neal is a second-generation southern Louisiana bluesman who is cognizant of the region’s venerable blues tradition and imaginative enough to steer it in fresh directions.
Neal was born in New Orleans. His dad, harpist Raful Neal, was a Baton Rouge blues mainstay. At age 13, Neal was playing in his father’s band, and at 17, landed a job playing bass for Buddy Guy. The guitarist recruited some of his talented siblings to form the Neal Brothers Blues Band up in Toronto before returning stateside. In 1987, Kenny Neal’s debut LP was an updated swamp feast initially released as Bio on the Bayou and later reissued as Big News from Baton Rouge!! Neal’s sizzling guitar work, sturdy harp, and gravelly, aged-beyond-his-years vocals served him well, and he cut four more albums between 1989 and 1994. An acclaimed 1991 stint on Broadway in a production of Mule Bone found him performing acoustic versions of Langston Hughes’ poetry set to music by Taj Mahal.
Kenny’s 2016 release, Bloodline, was nominated for a 2017 Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues Album and also won two 2017 BMAs (Blues Music Awards); one for Best Contemporary Blues Album and the other for Best Contemporary Male Blues Artist. Kenny Neal, a true living blues Legend is THE REAL DEAL and more poised than ever to deliver the blues like no one else can!
Opening Artist: Microwave Dave and the Nukes