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Neal performing at New Orleans Jazzfest in 2012
October 14, 1957 |
Erwinville, Louisiana, United States
|Labels||Cleopatra Blues, a division of Cleopatra Records and various labels|
Kenny Neal (born October 14, 1957 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States), son of Raful Neal, is an American blues guitar player, singer and band member. Neal comes from a musical family and has often performed with his brothers in his band.
In 1987, Neal cut his debut album for the Florida record producer Bob Greenlee -- an updated swamp feast initially marketed on King Snake Records as Bio on the Bayou. Alligator Records picked it up the following year, retitling it Big News from Baton Rouge!!
In September 2006, Neal announced he was taking a year's break from recording and performing, due to an undisclosed illness. He returned to the public eye at the Monterey Blues Festival in June 2007. He has children named Kenny, Syreeta, and Micah.
In 2016, Neal's album Bloodline received a Grammy Nomination for Best Contemporary Blues Album. Neal recorded "Bloodline" in Nashville, Los Angeles and Baton Rouge. He co-produced it with Buddy Guy's Grammy-winning producer, Tom Hambridge.
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