Kerry Kearney
(pronounced "Car-Nee"), a slide guitar master, plays and works his instrument to limits that amaze even the most seasoned musician or cultured music fan. The sounds Kerry creates from his vintage, stock and custom made guitars are as unique as his song writing and original melodies. Kerry was voted "Best Guitarist of 1999" by the LI Voice and “Bluesman of the Year 2004” by the LI Blues Society. He is also the recipient of the prestigious Long Island Sound Award (L.I.S.A.) from the LI Music Hall of Fame and most recently, in 2013, he and his band mates were each inducted into the New York Blues Hall of Fame. He has toured nationally and internationally with the Allman Brothers Band and Dickey Betts, and has performed with such contemporaries as Sonny Landreth and Robert Randolf. Kerry and his band has shared the stage with the great BB King at the NYCB Westbury Theater and at the Paramount Theater in Huntington, NY. Kerry has also been the special guest of the Robert Cray Band with the Blind Boys of Alabama as well as The Blues Brothers starring Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi. Most recently Kerry Kearney Band was the opener for Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band at The Space in Westbury - to a very positive reception of many new fans.

Kerry Kearney’s style, music from the “Psychedelta”, is his own brand containing an upbeat mix of American Blues & Roots, created from writing and performing on the circuit for over 40 years. Along with his band, he has continued to experience an overwhelming and positive response over the airwaves and especially when performing live. His wailing upbeat style of blues, driven by tasty, inspired guitar riffs, electrifying slide and infectious rhythms, has allowed Kerry to amass a huge loyal following. The Kerry Kearney Band recently celebrated 20 years to a sold-out show at the Boulton Center in Bay Shore, NY.

The Kerry Kearney Band lineup:
Kerry Kearney (guitars, vocals)
Mario Staiano (drums)
Gerry Sorrentino (bass)

Featured Guest Members:
David Bennett Cohen (keyboards)
Nydia Liberty Mata (percussion)

More About the Kerry Kearney Band

Current CD Releases:

Smokehouse Serenade

#1 on the Roots Music Report Top 50 New York Album Chart:
4/20/19, 5/11/19 & 6/1/19
Plus 4 songs in the Top 50 Nationwide!

Listen on Apple Music

"a tasty bunch of red hot tunes steeped in a free-wheeling brew of Southern rock, NOLA roux and New York Blues."
~Amy Tuttle, Long Island Music Hall of Fame

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Kerry Kearney - World Train
Kerry Kearney with B.B. King at the Paramount Theater in Huntington, New York
Kearney played guitar with grace proving he is possibly one of the best slide blues guitarists around. With all the talent Kearney possesses he also has a knack for providing an excellent stage show which all in attendance appreciated.

~ Cryptic Rock Magazine

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

Leslie West, (Mountain), to Warren Haynes (Govt. Mule, Allmans) While hanging backstage at Brookhaven Amphitheatre, and hearing their opening act shredding...
“Who the f*#k is that?!" 
(They run out front to see)
Warren Haynes, 
"It figures, it's Kerry!"

"A singing, song writing, guitar playing, showman sensation with great chops and a really hot band.
~ Modern Drummer Magazine

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