Grammy-nominated Kenny Neal is the Blues Foundation’s 2017 Contemporary Artist of the Year (male) and his album “Bloodline” is the 2017 #1 contemporary blues album. Born in New Orleans and raised in Baton Rouge, Kenny began playing at a young age. Learning the basics from his father, singer and Blues harmonica master, Raful Neal, Kenny is known as a modern swamp-blues instrumentalist who draws from the sizzling sounds of his Native Louisiana. Kenny is an award-winning blues artist. Among his accolades are the 2016 Baton Rouge Blues Foundation’s Red Stick Blues Award, 2011 Louisiana Music Hall of Fame Inductee, 2011 Critic’s Poll Living Blues Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album of the Year, 2009 Blueswax Album of the Year, 2008 Grammy nominee, 2005 W.C. Handy Blues Award, and 1999 Grammy nominee.