The monthly ‘Music on the Half Shell’ concert at the Kilmarnock Town Park on, August 16, featured Danny Kensy and the Cedar Creek Band from Richmond.
The multi-talented band featured singer-songwriter Danny Kensy on keyboards and lead vocals, Derrick Chavez on guitar, Sam Keene also on guitar and vocals, Stu Grimes on drums and Johnny Haney on the Jazz Bass.
The band opened with several country favorites and added a few of Kensy’s own originals. Several of the band’s songs that have found success on the charts in Europe and they hope to have the same success in the United States.
Kensy said his influence in music came mostly growing up listening to Hal Ketchum. The Cedar Creek Band itself dates back to the 1980’s.
Kensy said he started playing the keyboards at the age of four and starting writing his own songs soon after that.
Chavez said Jim Reeves and Johnny Winter, influenced him in his versatile playing style.
Drummer Stu Grimes said he became hooked at seven years old when he saw Buddy Rich perform on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. “Of course the Beatles were the launching pad for everybody,” Grimes said.
Bass player Johnny Haney gives credit to Paul McCartney as his major introduction to music.
Keene credits Led Zeppelin along with the Beatles as his favorite groups and lists them as the ones that led him into the music scene.
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