Kenny Neal- Blues on the Coast 2013
Kenny Neal is an acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and is widely renowned as a modern swamp-blues master. His new release, Hooked On Your Love, follows the triumph of his multi-award winning 2008 comeback album, Let Life Flow. An outstanding success, the CD raked in the accolades: three prestigious Album Of The Year awards, two Song of The Year awards for the title track, and Kenny himself garnered two Artist of the Year honors.
Neal preserves the blues sound of his native south Louisiana, as befits someone who learned from Slim Harpo, Buddy Guy and his father, the harmonica player, Raful Neal.
In 1987, Neal cut his debut album for the Florida record producer, Bob Greenlee an updated swamp feast initially marketed on King Snake Records as Bio on the Bayou. Alligator Records picked it up the following year, retitled it Big News from Baton Rouge!!
In 1991 he also proved to be a talented actor in the Broadway production of the folk musical Mule Bone (by Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston), singing numbers written by Taj Mahal.
Neal has played with blues stars including Lucky Peterson and Lazy Lester, and was at one time a member of The Downchild Blues Band, during a period of relocation to Toronto.
In September 2006 Neal announced he was taking a year's break from recording and performing, due to an undisclosed illness. He returned to the public eye at the Monterey Blues Festival in June 2007. His illness was also disclosed as Hepatitis C.
Arena Theater's much anticipated and highly successful series "Blues On The Coast", generously underwritten by Gualala Chevron and The Pier Chowder House and Tap Room is back for the 2013 season with 5 shows.
All shows are on Saturdays and will begin at 8:30 p.m., doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 for each show and $100 for the series. Series subscribers will receive preferred seating and a T-shirt.
The 2013 line-up is as follows:
March 2: Blues guitarist Tommy Castro and The Painkillers
April 6: swamp blues master Kenny Neal
June 2: Joe Louis Walker or Curtis Delgado
August 3: Samantha Fish
October 5: Guitar Shorty
Arena Theater (View)
214 Main Street
Point Arena, CA 95468
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