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Les Kerr: Press About Les

Nashville’s Les Kerr creates a sound that’s both jovial and cerebral all at the same time. Making music that he likes to call “Hillbilly Blues Caribbean Rock and Roll,” Kerr takes his stylistic additives from a variety of genres -- reggae, country, folk, blues and rock ‘n’ roll -- and meshes them into a hybrid that’s philosophical, sunny and suggestive.  He  is a tireless troubadour, sharing his philosophical outlook from the view of an eccentric Everyman. Lee Zimmerman - No Depression

Kerr hails from Mississippi and developed a deep love of the blues while growing up. His deep voice is reminiscent of a bluesy Johnny Cash and his well-crafted guitar playing lays down the perfect accompaniment for each song...Les Kerr is no stranger to the Crescent City.  Kathleen Rippy - OffBEAT, New Orleans, LA

This is the perfect model of the Nashville songwriter, performing the music that flows from the pen via the soul and personality of the writer. Les Kerr is delightful and masterful in his expression of these tunes. Cynthia Aycock - Digital Rodeo

Nashville's street newspaper The Contributor now has a song in its honor...Kerr's song is written from the perspective of the homeless and formerly homeless men and women who sell the newspaper. Jen Todd - The Tennessean

Nashville singer/songwriter Les Kerr is slated to premier a new video and song about The Contributor...Kerr said he's watched The Contributor emerge and grow...he's also watched the community learn to embrace the organization. Amanda Haggard - The Contributor

Nashville-based guitarist/ singer Les Kerr wisely employs Elvis Presley greats the Jordanaires on "Christmas on the Coast" (O.N.U. Records), a holiday album highlighted by Kerr's hillbilly title track, the John Hartford number On Christmas Eve and a cool surf-cum-cabaret retelling of Wayfaring Stranger. Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN

An outstanding singer, instrumentalist, composer & bandleader, Kerr's adroit musical blend combines blues, R&B, and soul with zydeco, bluegrass and country. Nashville Scene

“Les Kerr combines music and poetry at the Maple Leaf...” Times-Picayune, New Orleans, LA

Les Kerr's 'Contributor' CD is a tasty combination of songs that give the listener food for thought. This is a strong effort by one of Nashville's hardest working singer/songwriters. Well produced cuts with nice session work by Bryan Cumming and Danny McCann cover an interesting combination of subjects. The Blue and White is vintage Les Kerr, complete with a menu and restaurant description. But Les also includes thought provoking songs like Contributor; Inspiration and Bar Scotch, and especially, What Didn't Kill Me. Dan Modlin, host, Songwriter Rounds at Gallery 916, Bowling Green, KY

While listening to The Americana Boogie this morning, Les' gift is telling the listener what is going on in life. I feel like I have just had an update from him about what he's thinking about. That is a great way to approach songwriting. David Holt - Four-time Grammy winner, host of Riverwalk Jazz (PRI) and Folkways (UNC TV)

Nobody writes the old Coast like Les Kerr. He is the James Lee Burke of music. Howard L. Bahr - Author, The Judas Field, The Year of Jubilo, Pelican Road

Kerr is not just a singer, not just a guitar player, not just a songwriter. He is indeed an entertainer, bringing his own brand of savory Cajun, rock and blues music. Music City Bluesletter

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