I saw Kenny for the first time in the early 70s at the Carnegie Music Hall in Pittsburgh with his fantastic trio (Roy McCurdy and Peter Marshall). He mezmorized us with his crisp lyrics, timing and genius songwriting and arrangements. I followed his career over the past decades and had the opportunity to meet him a few times at various venues....he often talked about summertime caddying at his relatives golf course in the east hills of Pgh. when he was young...when I last saw him in Pgh at a small theatre venue in the south side, he looked tired. It is ashamed that a man with such talent had to continue to tour in his golden years but that is the travesty of our music business and lack of appreciation by the masses of a truly gifted singer and songwriter.
I was looking forward to seeing Kenny again in Pgh. and knew he would return since there was a strong following here.
My sympathy goes out to all of Kenny's children and hope that they consider a tribute concert for all of his fans and further his wonderful music to the world.
May you rest in peace, Kenny.
We will all miss you forever,