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Kenny White

Janie Barnett opens

Sunday, June 9, 2024

Doors 6PM | Show 7PM
Tickets
$25 / Members $20

Kenny White

  • Singer/Songwriter

with Kevin Barry on guitar and Marty Ballou on bass

Kenny White

  • Singer/Songwriter

KENNY WHITE comes to the world of the touring singer-songwriter following a long and successful musical journey. An accomplished pianist, who also performs on guitar, Kenny has now become more known for his clever lyrics. LONG LIST OF PRIORS, his aptly named current album, is the latest collection of original songs: snapshots of the human condition. Audiences often comment that a Kenny White concert moves them to laughter and tears — sometimes within the same song! “If Mark Twain could sing and play piano like a virtuoso, his name would be Kenny White.” –Stu Kuby, The Strand, Hudson Falls, NY. Kenny recently completed an 18-month tour performing his original songs while traveling as the opener for Stephen Stills & Judy Collins, and has toured for many years with Cheryl Wheeler. He is looking forward to returning to the road to perform his own full-length shows.

Born in New York City and raised across the river in Fort Lee, NJ, Kenny White began his career in the 1970s, touring exclusively as the keyboard player for Jonathan Edwards and later with Livingston Taylor, on Linda Ronstadt’s legendary, “Living in the USA” tour.

He became a fixture in the NYC studio scene throughout the 1980s and 1990s, producing and arranging hundreds of commercials for TV and radio. White contributed to film soundtracks as writer/musician including Message in a Bottle, Where the Heart Is and four films by Indie-director laureate, John Sayles. Kenny also appears on dozens of recordings of other musicians, including Marc Cohn’s platinum debut.

Whenever he could break free from the recording studios, Kenny would often support other musicians in live concerts. After being hailed by reviewers from the New York Times to the San Francisco Chronicle for his “thrilling” and “unique” piano playing, White chose, in 2001, to devote himself to making his own album, one that not only showcased his talent as a musician, but also as a lyricist. Friends such as Cheryl Wheeler invited White to tour as an opening act on behalf of his first album, UNINVITED GUEST. He also toured as the Special Guest opener for Judy Collins, who signed him to her own Wildflower Records label, releasing SYMPHONY IN 16 BARS in 2005 and NEVER LIKE THIS in 2006. COMFORT IN THE STATIC, released in 2010, landed on many “Favorite Album of the Year” radio lists.

Janie Barnett

  • Singer/Songwriter

Virginia native Janie Barnett has worn many hats in her career: An Americana singer-songwriter, whose 2017 album release “You See This River” was a first round nominee for a Grammy and Americana Music Association new artist; named one of the year’s best on several Roots/Americana lists; a backup singer both live and on recording for the likes of Linda Ronstadt, Rickie Lee Jones, Bonnie Raitt, and Celine Dion with performances from the Paramount Theatre to City Winery to Saturday Night Light; the voice of Chevrolet, Campbell’s Soup, Sprite, and countless other national commercials; an award-winning producer/arranger for other artists. Barnett is currently releasing music from her Americana-framed album of Cole Porter songs. She is on the faculty at Berklee College of Music.

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