Super fast bio version: Born Spokane, Washington. Based: Vancouver, British Columbia. Home: On the road, somewhere…. Rediscovering his own blues roots long ago sent his career into overdrive, thanks to his fresh approach to old music, the drive and roaring good-time attitude of his live performances, and his smartly original self-penned songs. An artist you just have to see and hear. Views Read Edit View history. Help Learn to edit Community portal Recent changes Upload file.
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Please try again later. The first Review I saw of this particular disk was in 'Blues Revue' magazine which gave it strong reviews. Being a blues and boogie devotee, after the Blues Revue's words I considered this well worth taking the plunge. Possibly I was expecting too much because it would be unfair to those involved with the disk to accuse them of being mediocre musicians.
No, the level of abilities are quite high, Kenny Wayne certainly can plan an excellent piano and back up musicians and such are top notch. With all this going for it, the disk still lacks the 'Wow' factor. Again, maybe I'm being overly critical but after the Blues Revue evaluation, reading the liner notes and seeing the artwork on the disk cover, I put it on the Walkman and expected to hear some really strong stuff. The music was well played, as noted the musicians were top notch but after listening to the whole thing the reaction was 'Nice, nice, not thrilling but nice.
I was keenly disappointed that there were no boogie numbers where you go all the way back to the roots and get ready for the glass in the windows to get rattled. From reading liner notes and the Blues Review's words, I was wondering if I was going to hear performances of someone who belongs in the company of Katie Webster, David Maxwell and even the greats like Pinetop Perkins and Otis Spahn among others.
It was not to be. The same could be said for a lack of down-home bar blues. It would be unfair in addition to being cruel and unusual punishment to indicate this disk belongs in the realm of elevator music. Out Like a Bullet - Helped by his warm and soulful voice, which shines with sincerity and humor by turns, he hits all the blues corners once again, beginning with the opening track, "Leavin' in the Morning," a stomping blue shuffle that hits all the standard blues motifs without sounding tired and stale.
He doesn't break any new ground here, but then again, why would he need to? Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists.
Bewertung schreiben. In den Warenkorb. Kunden kauften auch. Kunden haben sich ebenfalls angesehen. Aktiv Inaktiv.Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne (born Kenneth Wayne Spruell, November 13, ) is an American blues, boogie-woogie and jazz pianist, singer and songwriter. Music journalist, Jeff Johnson, writing in the Chicago Sun-Times stated, "There's no boogie-woogie-blues piano man out there today who pounds the 88's with the conviction of Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne.".