The Blues Boss Helps Raise Money For Blues Foundation
Kenny 'Blues Boss' Wayne's performance of "Send Me An Angel" from the 2012 Blues Awards in Memphis will be included on The Blues Foundation's fundraising DVD release. The performance is in HD and Dolby 5.1 audio. Kenny's old friend and former boss, Joe Louis Walker, sat in on guitar.
2012 – 19th Annual - Living Blues Awards Critics’ Poll has awarded me "Most Outstanding Musician (Keyboard) and "Best Blues Albums of 2011,New Recordings/Contemporary Blues. What a great honour this is! Also I would like to thank the Calgary Blues Music Assn for awarding me "2012 Keyboard Player of the Year" award. This is another great honour!!
I've been nominated by the Western Canadian Music Award for 'Best Blues Album 2012'. What an honour for the Canadian westcoast folks to nominate me. Also in the February 2012 issue of the Living Blues Magazine features me on on "Rollin' Those 88's". It features a 10 page write up on my history going back to the 1970's which includes photos and interviews. Also, I've been nominated in the "Pinetop Perkins Piano Players of the Year" award category by the American Blues Music Award 2012 (formerly known as the W.C. Handy Award)! This is truly a hugh honor to be nominated for this prestigious award. This award is for the top 5 blues pianist in the USA. Also more recent, I am the winner of another prestigious award "The Maple Blues Piano Player of the Year 2011" Award from The Toronto Blues Society. This award is the top blues award in Canada. Many thanks to all that were concerned.
Great news! I have been signed to Stony Plain record company out of Edmonton, Alberta by the company owner Holger Petersen. Holger has had his record company for over 30 years and also produces and host the CBC "Saturday Night Blues" radio station throughout Canada. My new record was recorded in Rhode Island with the great Duke Robillard producing and playing on all the tracks along with his hot band which included horn section arrangements by 'the Roomful of Blues'. Duke is internationally known for his superb guitar playing and his recording productions with many great artists. I'm very excited about all of this and I know you will be too when you here my new CD titled "An old rock on a roll". It is now released in Canada, the US and in Europe on Dixie Frog Records which will bring a lot of attention to my European fans!
In the past, I had the pleasure of meeting and performing with these three great piano players. I did a concert in St. Louis, Missouri with Johnnie Johnson, a concert in Atlanta, Georgia with Floyd Dixon and a concert in Vancouver with Big Joe Duskin before they all passed on. It was truly an honor to have met and boogie-woogied with them all. You are all missed, my piano brothers.
||Big Joe Duskin
I have hopes and dreams of performing with many other great living piano players. More to come.....
Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne