Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Kenny Bill Stinson at Jayne Marie with the Bluebirds on Fri, Aug 8, 7 pm to 11 pm

"Louisiana Legend Kenny Bill Stinson is returning to Shreveport for the first time in almost 2 years," says Bruce Flett.

Stinson will play Jayne Marie's lake-view upstairs room Fri, Aug 8, at 7 pm. The Bluebirds will accompany.

In the 70's and 80's Stinson crisscrossed the region like crazy and we got to know him as a blues and roots rock singer who could perform New Orleans style as well as pound the boogie woogie a la Jerry Lee Lewis.

A perennial favorite at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Kenny Bill now lives in Downsville, Louisiana, at the "Stinsonian," notes Flett.

"In 1996 Kenny Bill and the Bluebirds were the backup band for Margaret Lewis Warwick at the Atlanta Olympics in Centennial Park. They were on one of the main stages about 2 hours before the bomb went off," remembers Flett.

Stinson has released 2 CDs and has toured with Charlie Rich, Lil Band o'Gold, and Rodney Crowell.

He has been featured on national television and radio shows, including PBS' River of Song and NPR's American Routes.

Jayne Marie on Cross Lake
318 631 0919
Free Admission

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