Guitar man Kenny Grimes has been playing country music out of the Austin area since 1984. He has played and toured with many greats - Willie Nelson, Jerry Jeff Walker, Lee Roy Parnell, The Flatlanders, Hank Thompson, Shelly West, Stonewall Jackson, Johnny Gimble, Chris Wall and Gary P. Nunn. He is currently touring with Hal Ketchum who is signed with Austin-based Music Roads Records. The independent label has given Hal the freedom to still play country with lots of influence from blues, rock, folk and soul. Kenny co-wrote many of the songs on Hal’s newest album release, I’m The Troubadour, and the two will be performing for the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville for a second time within a year.
Kenny’s music talent graces many renowned stages such as Austin City Limits-Austin TX, Infinity Hall-Norfolk VA, Birchmere-Alexandria VA, Ram’s Head-Annapolis MD, The Coach House-San Juan Capistrano CA, Ventura Theater-Ventura CA and Crazy Horse-……to name a few. He has played all around the world with several trips to Italy, England, Belgium, Holland, Switzerland, France, Germany Denmark and even Jamaica. His work takes him from the stage to the studio. Kenny’s long list of studio recordings is as impressive as his list of live stages.
He started playing professionally at the age of 14 and his love for music took him from his hometown of Wichita Falls, TX to The University of Colorado where he received his Bachelors in Music. Kenny is also an accomplished jazz guitarist and adept at playing virtually all musical styles. His talent makes him a well rounded music teacher, teaching guitar or bass to beginners as well as individuals trying to expand on their skill set. When not out touring, recording in the studio or giving lessons, he plays with some great local artists at great local venues. You can often find Kenny playing Gruene Hall on Sundays with Bret Graham, weekend dances at Luckenbach with Thomas Michael Riley and additional dates with Hal Ketchum around Texas.
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