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Kevin McKendree
Kevin (* 1969 in Nürnberg/Germany) is a self-taught pianist and guitarist, initially utilising the playing of Little Richard, Ray Charles and B.B. King as inspiration. At the age of 17, he became a professional musician and worked around the Washington, D.C. area playing alongside Big Joe Maher, Tom Principato, Bob Margolin and Mark Wenner. However, he also worked as a piano salesman. He relocated to Nashville, TN in 1995, and secured a job backing Lee Roy Parnell as part of his band known as the Hot Links.
In 1997, Kevin toured with Delbert McClinton as his band leader. In addition, he worked in the recording studio backing a diverse array of musicians including Anson Funderburgh and Seven Mary Three, as well as issuing his debut solo album Miss Laura's Kitchen in 2000. His association with McClinton ceased in 2011 which allowed McKendree more flexibility, and he worked with Brian Setzer, John Oates, T. Graham Brown, Tinsley Ellis, The Knockouts, Hal Ketchum, and George Thorogood amongst many others.
In 2005, McKendree issued his second album, Hammers & Strings. In the same year McKendree played on Brian Setzer's album, Rockabilly Riot Vol. 1: A Tribute To Sun Records. In 2008, McKendree contributed to Randy Houser's debut album, Anything Goes, playing Wurlitzer electric piano and Hammond organ.
More recently, McKendree has focused on songwriting and production work in his own recording studio, The Rock House, which is based in Franklin, Tennessee. He continues to perform regularly, most recently playing in the Mike Henderson Band at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville.
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Genuine Snake
Horn O'Copia 9475
recorded in Austin, TX; Farmville, VA; Lubbock, TX/USA
Don Wise, tenor sax, vocals
Jimmy Bowland, baritone sax
Terry Townson, trumpet, flugelhorn
Todd Sharp, guitar
Steve "Syco Steve" Williams, guitar
Nick Connolly, Hammond organ
Kevin McKendree, Hammond organ
George Hawkins, bass, vocals
Steve Meador, drums
Lynn Williams, drums
Steve Bassett, vocals
Teresa James, vocals
Big Joe Maher, vocals
Deal With It
EllerSoul Records ER121201
recorded in Franklin, TN/USA
Rob McNelley, guitar
Anson Funderburgh, guitar
Kevin McKendree, Hammond B-3 organ, piano
Yates McKendree, piano
Steve Mackey, bass
Big Joe Maher, drums, vocals
Blind, Crippled And Crazy
New West Records NW6274
recorded in Nashville, TN/USAc
Delbert McClinton, guitar, harmonica, vocals
Glen Clark, harmonica, vocals
Bob Britt, guitar
Anson Funderburgh, guitar
Gary Nicholson, guitar
James Pennebaker, guitar, fiddle
Stuart Duncan, mandolin, violin
Bruce Katz, Hammond B-3 organ, Wurlitzer piano
Kevin McKendree, Hammond B-3 organ, piano
Mike Joyce, bass
Jack Bruno, drums
Tom Hambridge, drums
Kenny Malone, percussion
Prick Of The Litter
Hot Shot Records HSR 001
recorded in Brooklyn, NY; Franklin, TN; Austin, TX/USA
Delbert McClinton, harmonica, vocals
Jim Hoke, sax
Roy Agee, trombone
Tim Ouimette, trumpet
Quentin Ware, trumpet
Al Anderson, guitar
Bob Britt, guitar
Kevin McKendree, guitar, Hammond organ, piano, vibes
Jimmie Vaughan, guitar
Jerry Z, Hammond organ
Michael Joyce, bass
Jack Bruno, drums
Mike Clark, drums
Lou Ann Barton, vocals
Damage Control
Alligator Records ALCD 5002
recorded in Studio City, CA; San Jose, CA; Nashville, TN; Portland, OR; Maurice, LA/USA
Curtis Salgado, harmonica, vocals
Michael Bard, tenor sax
Gary Harris, tenor sax
Tim Bryson, baritone sax
Chris "Kid" Andersen, guitar, bass
Dave Gross, guitar
Alan Hager, guitar
George Marinelli, guitar
Johnny Lee Schell, guitar, bass
Mike Finnigan, organ, piano
Kevin McKendree, organ, piano
Jackie Miclau, piano
Jim Pugh, organ, piano
Jerry Jemmott, bass
Tommy MacDonald, bass
Mark Winchester, bass
Tony Braunagel, drums
Jack Bruno, drums
Kevin Hayes, drums
Wayne Toups, vocals

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