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Blues Drumming and Blues Shuffles

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

KENNY BEEDY EYES SMITH RELEASES
BLUES DRUMMING VIDEO SERIES

(CHICAGO, IL) Grammy award winning blues drummer and recording artist, Kenny Beedy Eyes Smith has released an initial series of instructional blues drumming videos and blues drumming audio sample technique recordings. The videos and recordings are designed to help and teach drummers playing all genres of music at all skill levels learn fundamental “how to” blues drumming techniques and tips from a basic Blues Shuffle to Delta Slow Blues drumming and even more advanced blues drum patterns.

“Developing these instructional video and audio recordings as a teaching tool gives me a great sense of pride,” said Kenny Beedy Eyes Smith. “This is my way of paying back the blues community, my fans and fellow drummers around the world for the success and the lifetime of playing and living the blues I have enjoyed.”

The initial series of drumming videos, listed below are posted on Kenny Smith’s website:

Instructional Blues Drumming Videos

“Learn How to Play A Chicago Blues Shuffle” 
“Modern Blues Drumming” 
“Bo Diddly Style Blues Drumming” 
“How to Play Jazzy Swing Blues” 
“Train Beat Blues Drumming” 
“Modern Blues Drum Shuffle” Drum Kit 
“Delta Slow Blues Drumming” 

An initial series of audio recordings, also designed to teach blues drumming techniques are posted here,  and range from Chicago West Side Slow Drumming to Muddy Water MoJo Drumming.

“Keepin’ the Beat. Keepin’ the Time”
Kenny has also posted a live interview of how he got started in the blues. He provides solid tips for drummers and names some of his early blue heroes, which include the likes of Muddy Waters, JB Hutto, Jimmy Reed and his late father, Willie Big Eyes Smith, who performed with Muddy Waters for over 19 years. The recently posted interview has thousands of likes on Facebook. Watch interview

ABOUT KENNY SMITH

Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith, one of today’s top blues drummers in the world, learned 99% of what he knows about drumming from his father Willie Big Eyes Smith and was also inspired and motivated by acclaimed blues and jazz drummers: Odie Payne, Louie Bellson, Fred Below, Sonny Payne, Earl Phillips, S. P. Leary, Francis Clay and Art Blakey, Clifton James and many others who paved the way. And another 99% comes from Kenny’s very own interpretation of the blues as he pushes blues drumming to new innovative and tradition styles.

AWARD HIGHLIGHTS
6X Grammy Nominee and 1X Grammy Winner:
Pinetop Perkins Ladies man (2004)
Pinetop Perkins & Friends (2008)
Chicago Blues A Living History (2009)
Joined at the Hip with Pinetop Perkins & Willie Big Eyes Smith (2010)
Still I Rise- Heritage Blues Orchestra (2012)
Muddy Waters 100 Years (2016)

Living Blues Awards- Most Outstanding Musician – Drums 2009 thru 2015

The Blues Foundation- Several Blues Music Award Nominations

Best Blues Album- Academie de Jazz de France 2009

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Kenny Beedy Eyes Smith
Grammy Award Winning Drummer/Recording Artist
T. 773.726.7343
ken@beedyeyes.com
Kenny’s OFFICIAL WEBSITE
Kenny’s FACEBOOK PAGE
Kenny’s Twitter PAGE

 

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