Kenny is a Legendary Australian Steel Guitarist who enjoys an International reputation.
has been playing for half a century both at home here in Australia and also overseas.
has performed at the Internation Steel Guitar Convention
in St. Louis (USA) and on his
first trip in 1977, he
recorded an Album for Midland Records Titled ' Sydney to Nashvile".
In the 1950s Kenny
was asked if he
could play Country and Western Music on his
didn't know but that he
would give it a go, and the rest is history as they say.
By the age of 16 years Kenny
had built his
own six stringed guitar, with a solid body and he
still plays his
fifth Kitchings built guitar, which is a double necked, 8 and 10 stringed lap steel, as well as a Perina Double 10 Pedal Steel Guitar with a clip on Anapeg lap Steel.
Speedy West was the first to introduce Kenny
to the Pedal Steel during his
1960s visit to Australia.
In the mid 60s Kenny
attention to the Dobro (resonator) Guitar.
was later told by John Minson, commonly known as Mr Hoedown, that his Dobro playing was world class.
In St Louis, 2001 Kenny
received the Jerry Byrd Lifetime Achievement Award.
This award reads: "For your continuing effort in bringing Steel Guitar into prominence throughout Australia.
Your musical artistry has earned you the respect and admiration of both players and fans alike."
So as you can see Kenny
has had a long and big career, and big Steelers have admired Kenny Kitching