Kenny Wilson Blog Archive

Tag: Open Mic

  • From Folk to Acid Rock, How Marty Balin Launched the San Francisco Music Scene | Collectors Weekly

    This article was written by Ben Marks and first published in Collectors Weekly Bill Graham, Janis Joplin, Jerry Garcia—half a century on, these names still evoke the sound of San Francisco in the late 1960s. To be sure, the city’s greatest concert promoter, singer, and guitarist all deserve their status as cultural icons, but it was another guy…

  • 4 Days in Paris April 2016

    Paris in Springtime. According to the songs that is the time to go. Unfortunately, my trip was a bit early for that and it didn’t really look any different to Leicester apart from the buildings and river etc. I guess you should go there late rather than early April, or maybe even early May. Still,…

  • My European Musical Adventure Part 2 October 2015

    I arrived in Frankfurt at about 10.30 p.m. It was an easy run and the bus station was next to the railway station, like they are in many European cities. It makes sense. Why don’t they do that in British cities? Mind you, the bus stations have a very different atmosphere. There is a slight air…

  • My European Musical Adventure Part 1 October 2015

    So, here I am on my second travelling adventure of the year. I’ve got the bug now. A bit like a latter day Jack Kerouac in search of kicks and excitement. Well, okay, visiting several European cities in a very short time! In this case, from Tuesday 29th September to Wednesday 7th October 2015. This…

  • My European Interail Diary Part 2 Wednesday 8th April

    Okay, I’m on a train again this time on the way to Madrid. This is the first of my proper trips using the interail pass and it went quite smoothly. The only problem I had was getting out of my hotel. There was no-one in the reception at 8.30 and the whole place was like…

  • Kenny Wilson Live at the Criterion, Leicester U.K. Part Two

    Second part of Kenny Wilson’s gig at the Criterion cut short by the camera battery dying. The first part can be found here Kenny Wilson Live at the Criterion Part One

  • Gigs in Florence, Italy

    Gigs I’m doing in Florence, Italy at the end of May.

  • Lullaby of Birdland

    This is a cover version of me playing jazz classic Lullaby of Birdland by George Shearing featuring Jenny Carter on violin. [soundcloud url=”″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]

  • Reflections and Recollections

    Have been back a week now and have decided to write about my feelings about visiting New York. The reason I went was to fulfil a long ambition to visit a place that figured large in my imagination and was a place where many things happened that were an influence on me. In my mind…