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Concert Promoters Jack Hemming and Steve Rheaume are proud to announce two more artists for the Northwoods Blues Festival – Kenny Neal and The Kinsey Report. The first annual event will be held at Heartwood Conference Center and Retreat on 7/7/12. They will join headliner Charlie Musselwhite at the Festival.
Three more artists will be announced soon to complete this events lineup.
Advance tickets $30 or $40 at the gate
Food and retail vendors will be on site
Sponsorship, vendor and volunteer opportunities available contact Jack Hemming at 715 638 2204
Visit www.northwoodsbluesfest.com for more information
Kenny Neal is an acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and is widely renowned as a modern swamp-blues master. His new release, Hooked On Your Love, follows the triumph of his multi-award winning 2008 comeback album, Let Life Flow. An outstanding success, the CD raked in the accolades: three prestigious Album Of The Year awards, two Song of The Year awards for the title track, and Kenny himself garnered two Artist of the Year honors.
It was clear that Kenny touched something deep in the blues community with his soulful guitar playing and uplifting song-writing, and his hot streak continues with a batch of new songs. Hooked on Your Love covers the plethora of accomplished roots styles Kenny has become known for. The tasty musical gumbo of swamp-boogie, jazz, R&B, and straight-ahead blues all swirl together on this new CD.
The Kinsey Report
It's been nearly 15 years since Gary, Indiana's Kinsey Report first burst upon the national blues scene with their blistering brand of streetsmart, up-to-the-minute, funky blues-rock. Over the course of four critically acclaimed albums (two for Alligator and two for Pointblank) and endless national touring, the Kinsey brothers' guitarist/vocalist Donald, drummer Ralph and bassist Kenneth have blazed a modern trail of powerful, original radio-friendly music that grabs both die-hard blues fans and rockers who love supercharged guitar and bone-shaking vocals.
With their new release, Smoke And Steel (AL 4860), The Kinsey Report return to Alligator Records and lay out their modern blues vision for music lovers everywhere to enjoy. Led by Donald's soulful vocals and explosive guitar playing and powered by the airtight rhythm section of Ralph and Kenneth, Smoke And Steel features seven of 12 Kinsey originals, along with powerful versions of Bob Seger's Fire Down Below and John Fogerty's Rattlesnake Highway. From the streetwise lyrics of This Old City and Code Of The Streets to the soulful and moving Loved Ones to the foot-pounding urgency of Time Is Running Out, The Kinsey Report fire on all cylinders, the band a precision engine running at full speed. Recorded in Chicago and produced by The Kinseys along with Alligator Records president Bruce Iglauer, Smoke And Steel will no doubt go down not only as a defining moment for The Kinsey Report, but as a gateway into the next century of blues.
Sponsorship opportunities available
West on Hwy. 77 off of US Hwy. 53 near Minong. Travel 9.5 miles to Hoinville Road then approximately 1.5 miles to Heartwood