November 30, 2019 8:30 pm
November 30, 2019 10:34 pm
Born in Oklahoma and raised in the small town of Flint Texas, Kenny Freeman's music is a distinct mixture of his upbringing. Combining the sounds of Red Dirt Country and Texas Blues with personal stories of women, whiskey, hard times, and sung by a voice full of passion makes it easy to see straight into the soul of Kenny Freeman's music. A third generation musician, Kenny was constantly surrounded by jam sessions comprised of his father, his uncle and their friends. He would wait patiently, sitting in the corner listening, until it was his turn to step forward and play whatever instrument was available. At a young age he found Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan, which led him on a never ending journey into the depths of blues history. Mix that in with a love for songwriters like Townes Van Zandt, Ray Wylie Hubbard and Lyle Lovett, and a unique mix is conjured that elicits thoughts of the past and a hard travelled road ahead.
After moving to Nashville in the summer of 2009 to finish school at Belmont University, and performing almost 100 times in his last year of school alone, he realized that this "thing" he had been doing since a kid, could actually be his way of life. So he set out on a two month solo-acoustic journey throughout the Western United States after graduating, and now is preparing for his first full band tour in support of the new album.
The release of Ain't Broken Down marks Kenny Freeman's much anticipated first full-band release to-date. Ain't Broken Down officially releases in early September.