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Kenny Kitching & Bob

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Employment History


Brisbane Steel Guitar Club


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Australian Steel Guitarist

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Before I left, Buddy took me ...

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Before I left, Buddy took me to the Crystal Palace Hotel in George Street, Sydney to see Kevin King's band play with Kenny Kitching on pedal steel guitar.

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Kenny Kitching and Bob Howe in 2007


Brisbane Steel Guitar Club:Pedal Steel Guitarist Kenny Kitchins is a frequent guest at our Festivals/Biography

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Kenny Kitching

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KENNY KITCHING
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Kenny is a Legendary Australian Steel Guitarist who enjoys an International reputation. Kenny has been playing for half a century both at home here in Australia and also overseas.
Kenny 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 thought he could play Country and Western Music on his Steel Guitar. Kenny said he 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 turned his attention to the Dobro (resonator) Guitar. Kenny was later told by John Minson, commonly known as Mr Hoedown, that his Dobro playing was world class.
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In St Louis, 2001 Kenny received the JerryByrd 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.


KENNY KITCHING AND EMMA ...

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KENNY KITCHING AND EMMA HANNAH

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Kenny Kitching
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Kenny played his Pedal Steel Guitar and among his repertoire were numbers such as: Welcome to my World, Take these Chains from My Heart, Rose of San Antone, Sleep Walk, Tammy, and Guitar Boogie.
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Ken and Joyce Vidler.
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Ken was our Emcee for our Saturday Concert. Thank you Ken you did a great job.


Brisbane Steel Guitar Club

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KEN KITCHING AND EMMA HANNAH

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When Kenny Kitching came on to the stage the crowd really sat up and listened as Kenny is an International artist who is known world wide. Kenny played Tammy for his sister who loves this song. He went on to play Bali Hai, Smoke gets in your eyes, Mansion on the Hill and Guitar Boogie. Emma Hannah came up from Sydney with Kenny and entertained us with a beautiful voice singing Angel of the Morning, I Fall to Pieces, and Sweet Dreams to name a few, Kenny Kitching and Emma Hannah made a lasting impression on us all.


Brisbane Steel Guitar Club:Pedal Steel Guitarist Kenny Kitchins is a frequent guest at our Festivals/Biography

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Kenny Kitching

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KENNY KITCHING
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Kenny is a Legendary Australian Steel Guitarist who enjoys an International reputation. Kenny has been playing for half a century both at home here in Australia and also overseas.
Kenny 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 thought he could play Country and Western Music on his Steel Guitar. Kenny said he 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 turned his attention to the Dobro (resonator) Guitar. Kenny was later told by John Minson, commonly known as Mr Hoedown, that his Dobro playing was world class.
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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.

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