Kenny was raised in a house where music played all the time, and it was his mom's
Hendrix and Santana records that etched their way into his psyche...he had to know
how to make those sounds. By age 9 he had started guitar lessons, and by 12 had
begun to unravel the mysteries of real rock guitar playing on his own, courtesy of
Ace Frehely on the first Kiss Alive album. Ace was playing the Jimmy Page licks...
but he played them slowly and methodically enough for a kid to digest and be able
to repeat them, albeit clumsily at first. Over time, the pentatonic scale layout of the
neck revealed itself, and he was off to the races, never looking back.
By his senior year in high school, Kenny had joined a newly minted band called
Prophet with a bunch of Jersey guys several years his senior. They busted their
asses learning progressive rock covers by Kansas, Yes, Rush, Genesis, Pink
Floyd....as well as hard rock like Scorpions, Van Halen, Sabbath and AC/DC. By
1982, Prophet was one of the kings of the NJ club band circuit, playing 5 nights
per week to packed houses all over the tri-state area. in 1985. Prophet would
releasethe first of their three albums; the self-titled "Prophet" (1985), "Cycle
Of The Moon" (1988), and "Recycled" (1991). All records met with critical acclaim,
yet Prophet would never rise above cult following status...a following which still
A few original music projects followed in the early 90's, but he was growing weary
of the music business and all of it's fickle whims. Kenny had lost his passion for
creating and trying to forge ahead, and channeled those passions elsewhere.
In 2013, he found himself at an all-time low, having gone through quite a few years
of real trauma in his personal life. He had shed all his baggage, and was slowly
regaining himself and learning to stand again...gradually finding his footing. It was
during this period that Kenny stumbled on to an album that would set the course
for a whole new musical re-birth for him..."The Whippoorwill" by Blackberry Smoke.
Just happened to click on it by chance one day while looking for an album to play
while at work, at his desk. A year later, he was still listening to the whole record
every day. A few months after that, song ideas that he thought were worth
capturing started to appear. And on July 4th, 2016, Kenny released "Reckless
Abandon", his very first 100% solo record. And THAT...is where this awesome
journey started for the second time.