FEATURING GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC IN NEED OF PRESERVATION FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS ... SELDOM HEARD CLASSICS THAT ARE STILL PERTINENT TODAY + STATE OF THE ART NEW COMPOSITIONS. ALL SONGS ARE ARTFULLY PRESENTED TO APPEAL TO ALL AGES!
Kenny Finton has been performing and writing successful songs since age eighteen, beginning with folk roots music where he performed and wrote songs for The Finton Brothers. Kenny played the eastern and midwest circuit - The Cafe Wha (New York), Mother Blues (Chicago), The Lemon Tree (Dayton), the Monmarte (Chicago), and numerous other clubs on the folk circuit. Kennys close friends in the music business were instrumental in encourging him to contunue with his writing and performing, Doug Kershaw (The Ragin Cajun), Sonny Osborne of the Osborne Brothers, some founding members of the Buffalo Springfield and a loose jug band that played in Dayton, Ohio that later became The Lovin Spoonsful.
Kenny eventually moved from Chicago to New York City and immediately got a 3 years deal as a staff songwriter on Tin Pan Alley. There he was introduced to other writers and producers and worked as a writer and producer for Atlantic Records, Roulette Records and RCA. At that time, Tommy James and the Shondells, Brook Benton, Aretha Franklin, Billy Vera, and the Sand Pebbles were major recording artists with these companies and Kenny was right in the thick of it all, producing, writing and coming up with new sounds and material for both himself and the stable of well known recording artists.
Even then, Kennys music was lauded as a breath of fresh air in a somewhat stale New York musical environment.
AfteNew York, Kenny lost interest in the business of music, but he never lost interest in his music. He kept on writing great songs year after year. His vocal performance got better and better and so did the songs. Yet, with all his talent, Kenny did not like the road life and the hard work of promoting himself on the world stage. Life on the road is unsustainable for most of us who prefer to have families and roots. Kenny was no exception.
This all changed when Kenny met and teamed up with RCAs chief engineer, Bill Porter (who recorded such legends as Elvis Presley and Roy Orbison), and Roger Millers keyboard player (who also recorded EXODUS) to record an album in Louisville, Kentucky. Bill Porter was highly impressed with the music and wanted to add his professional touch to the productions. This collaboration awakened Kenny and caused them to get back into the business of music.
Now, THE GREAT AMERICAN SONG REVIVAL is willing and ready for the world stage with fine old standards and great new songs that sound like they have been hits for years. The hypnotic vocals reminiscent of some of the great singers of yesteryear (The Everly Brothers, Gene Pitney, Roy Orbison, Sonny James). With Chaya, the vocal blend reaches superb new levels reminiscent of Emmyou Harris or Graham Parsons.
Listen up and enjoy! The Fintons story is a once-in-a-lifetime tale.
Yes, we play all over the country and want to expand to all over the world. Most performances this winter are in the Denver, Colorado area that we call home.
You will hear guitars, piano, and orchestration in some tunes... or it might be a simple guitar/piano arrangement with drums and bass. Whatever is needed to make the song come alive and nothing more is what we do.