Kenny Smith was unquestionably born into blues royalty. He grew up in the same house where Muddy Waters once lived in Chicago, the home of the blues. Throughout his childhood, Kenny was surrounded by Muddy and his friends, which included his own father, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith (1936-2011). These same blues icons helped mold him into the person and drummer he is today and later in life asked him to provide his famous back-beat on some of the largest and most respected stages and recordings in the world. Continue Reading
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
David Whiteis of Living Blues magazine says “Since the beginning, Smith has been a roots-loving blues man, immersed in the traditional postwar style he learned from his father and still cherishes”. Read what other greats in the music business (OR BLUES LOVERS) have to say about Kenny Smith!