On stage and in the recording studio, Kenny Vaughan is the consumate, 21st Century guiTarzan. His style, both as a soloist and ensemble player, includes Rock n Roll, Blues, Country, Soul, Western Swing, Jazz (he took lessons from Bill Frizell) and Tomorrow-Grass. Born in Oklahoma and raised in Denver, Colorado, he was electrified as a teen by front-row exposure to the likes of British Invasion titans the Yardbirds, the Jeff Beck Group, the Animals and Led Zeppelin; seminal experiences that inspired him to spend his life mastering the various musical forms mentioned earlier. Dedication and experimentation have enabled him to forge his own unique style of guitArchitecture. If he was a ball player, he could cover all the bases. If he was a SkyCap, there is no bag he couldn't lift and carry. After stretches in Chicago and NYC as a young man fronting his own band, the Jonny Three, he moved to Nashville in 1987, where he has since toured and recorded with a roster of artists that includes Marty Stuart, Lucinda Williams, Patty Loveless, Rodney Crowell, Kim Richey, Tim O'brien, Greg Garing, R. B. Morris, the RRAF, Mindy Smith and Hayes Carll.
Married to singer-musician Carmella Ramsey, they have two daughters, Velvet and Talia. In 2000 he was named Best Guitarist in the Nashville Scene Music Awards.
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