Kenny is currently on a year long tour from Austin, Texas to Alaska and back. Born in Oklahoma, raised in the small East Texas town of Flint, and a wanderer ever since, Kenny Freeman’s music is a distinct mixture of his life so far. Sounds of Texas Blues & Americana mix with a soulful voice sharing personal stories of heartache and hard times. All of this coming together to take a look at a life on the road less traveled, and providing a glimpse into the heart of a hard worn traveler.
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, what is conjured is a unique mix that elicits thoughts of the past and a hard traveled road ahead.
After five years in Nashville touring extensively both as an acoustic act and with his full band, The Smokey Gringos, it was time for a change. This ‘change’ led to a 24 hour journey across the Pacific and into the heart of Asia. What resulted was 15 months spent throughout Korea and Southeast Asia playing music, teaching English, exploring new places, and writing new songs.
After a few years in Austin, Texas, it was time to hit the road again. This time with a whole new slew of tunes ready to go and a live record. Check out #goldiehawntheleprechaun to follow along on Instagram and Facebook.