Great South Bay Music Festival

Kerry Kearney

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Performing: Sunday July 16
Stage: Main Dream Stage
Set Time: 2:15 – 2:55pm

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Kerry Kearney, a slide guitar master, plays and works his instrument to limits that amaze even the most seasoned musician or cultured music fan. The sounds Kerry creates from his vintage, stock and custom made guitars are as unique as his song writing and original melodies. Kerry was voted “Best Guitarist of 1999” by the LI Voice and “Bluesman of the Year 2004” by the LI Blues Society. He is also the recipient of the prestigious Long Island Sound Award (L.I.S.A.) from the LI Music Hall of Fame. In 2013, he and his band mates were each inducted into the New York Blues Hall of Fame. Kerry has toured nationally and internationally with Marty Balin, the Allman Brothers Band and Dickey Betts. He has also performed with contemporaries such as Sonny Landreth and Robert Randolf. Kerry and his band shared the stage with the great B.B. King several times in recent years including the NYCB Westbury Theater and the Paramount Theater in Huntington, NY. He also shared the stage with the Robert Cray Band with the Blind Boys of Alabama, and The Blues Brothers featuring Dan Akyroyd and Jim Belushi.

Kerry Kearney’s style, music from the “Psychedelta”, is his own brand containing an upbeat mix of American Blues & Roots, created from writing and performing on the circuit for over 40 years. Along with his band, he has continued to experience an overwhelming and positive response over the airwaves and especially when performing live. His wailing upbeat style of blues, driven by tasty, inspired guitar riffs, electrifying slide and infectious rhythms, has allowed Kerry to continue to amass a huge loyal following. The Kerry Kearney Band recently celebrated 20 years to a sold-out show at the Boulton Center in Bay Shore, NY.

Kerry Kearney Band:
Kerry Kearney – Vocals, lead and slide guitars
Mario Staiano – Drums
Gerry Sorrentino – Bass
David Bennett Cohen – Keyboards

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