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Les Kerr

Les Kerr, a Gulf Coast native now living in Nashville, has recorded eleven albums, including his latest, Part of the Show. He calls his upbeat musical style “Hillbilly Blues Caribbean Rock and Roll,” a combination of blues, bluegrass, Caribbean and New Orleans-influenced rhythms. About Les’ music, the national music publication No Depression wrote, “Nashville’s Les Kerr creates a sound that’s both jovial and cerebral all at the same time…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 [and] sunny.”
Les is a songwriter, guitarist and vocalist and a well-established part of Nashville’s music scene. He has hosted annual Mardi Gras concerts at Nashville’s Bluebird Café since 1992. He has performed at festivals and events including Nashville’s official Independence Day Celebration five times and the Jefferson Street Jazz and Blues Festival.
Les was featured in the TV documentary Civil War Songs and Stories broadcast on PBS stations across the U.S. Lyrics of several of Les’ songs have appeared in four volumes of Maple Leaf Rag, a New Orleans Poetry Anthology.
A three-time nominee for the former Music City Blues Society awards, Les was nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year, CD of the Year and Entertainer of the Year awards. His original song Mackinac Blues was included in National Public Radio’s All Songs Considered.

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