In today’s Monday Music Minute, I’ll introduce you to pianist/singer Kenn Young.
Kenn, from Van Buren Arkansas, has been playing music professionally for 17 years. He began playing the piano at age 16 by picking out songs by ear. But before he was playing piano, he had already won several awards for playing the Baritone and French Horns.
During college, working on a vocal major in music, Kenn fell in love with playing piano and singing in performance venues. And I must say, he’s dang good at it!
In 2010, Kenn joined the dueling piano bar circuit and began traveling and performing all throughout the US. I’ve had the opportunity to share the stage with him a few times myself, and I had a blast playing across from him!
Kenn isn’t one of those performers that is flashy, loud, or over the top. His laid back approach to entertaining makes you feel comfortable approaching him and requesting a tune, and he knows a ton of songs; so you probably can’t stump this guy! But make no mistake, even though he isn’t over the top and audacious, he will still have you laughing, singing and shakin’ your groove thing! Guaranteed.
He has mean piano chops, and a great voice that isn’t overbearing…it’s just right for any type of song.
When he is in town, in Little Rock, You can catch him playing piano at WIlly D’s Dueling Piano Bar in the River Market. But someday soon, he hopes you can catch him playing in a piano bar that he owns himself! Be sure to see his show when you can!