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The WDVX Blue Plate Special – 12/15 – Les Kerr / Chris Taylor
December 15, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Les Kerr is a songwriter, recording artist and performer who brings blues, New Orleans music, Zydeco, rock and bluegrass together to create his “Hillbilly Blues Caribbean Rock & Roll.” A Nashville resident since 1987, Kerr was born in Louisiana and raised in Mississippi.
Les has recorded eleven albums, including his latest, Part of the Show. About Les’ music, national music publication No Depression’s Lee Zimmerman 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 has performed at many festivals and has headlined annual Mardi Gras celebrations at Nashville’s famed Bluebird Café since 1992. Among the venues and events where he has performed are Nashville’s Official Independence Day Celebration, the Grand Ole Opry House, the Country Music Hall of Fame, Southern Festival of Books and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Nashville (formerly the Country Music Marathon).
Young, exciting solo-artist & singer/songwriter Chris Taylor has made music a part of his life for as long as he can remember. Before he could even talk, he could already hum along with rhythm to the songs playing on the radio as a really young child. Shortly after, at only four years old Chris would already begin to discover his vocal talents and start to sing, and at about ten years old started playing his first instrument, piano. Though immersed in a musical culture literally from day one of his life…he was still searching for the true connection and feeling that had led him to music.
All the inspiration Chris would need to continue was just around the corner. After discovering a passion and natural talent for songwriting at fifteen, young Chris from Toomsboro, Georgia decided to take his music in a different direction and picked up a guitar at sixteen years of age – and he’s never put it down since.