Kerry Kearney is both a classic and a Long Island original, and Grounds and Sounds Café, the monthly live music coffee house in East Setauket, NY., is very proud to welcome him back to the stage on April 10 at 8:00 p.m. Kearney has compiled an impressive list of awards for guitar wizardry, including "Best Guitarist of the Year" by the LI Voice in 1999 and “Bluesman of the Year” by the LI Blues Society in 2004. He is also the recipient of the prestigious Long Island Sound Award (L.I.S.A.) from the LI Music Hall of Fame and he and his bandmates were recently inducted into the New York Blues Hall of Fame.
Kearney is a slide guitar master, who plays and works his instrument to limits that amaze even the most seasoned musician or cultured music fan. Strongly influenced by Lightning Hopkins, Mississippi John Hurt and Eric Clapton, the sounds Kerry creates from his vintage, stock and custom made guitars are as unique as his song writing and original melodies. Kerry has gathered a unique and talented group of musicians to form the Kerry Kearney Band and he has toured nationally and internationally with the Allman Brothers Band and Dickey Betts. Most recently, Kerry and his band shared the stage with the great BB King at the NYCB Westbury Theater and at the Paramount Theater in Huntington, NY.
"Possibly the best blues slide guitarist this side of the Mississippi or at least of the East River. Whether on his feet playing slide guitar licks to rival the best or sitting down with his Regal dobro across his lap, Kearney just gets better and better. His talent transcends all musical boundaries and in a perfect world, his name would be known from coast to coast." Ron Biegel, Long Island Voice
To hear some of Kerry's amazing music, go to: http://kerrykearneyofficial.com/music.html
The Grounds & Sounds Café features the best in live acoustic music in a casual, comfortable atmosphere. Enjoy gourmet coffee, pastries and desserts. Bring a bottle of wine and we’ll pour it for you (small fee) – fruit and cheese plates are available, too.
The doors open and sign-up for the open mic begins 7:30 and the show begins with an open mic at 8 p.m.