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As Is

by Les Kerr

An exciting blend of regional genres including Blues, New Orleans influences, Folk, Americana, Bluegrass and Country the artist calls "Hillbilly Blues Caribbean Rock & Roll!"
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Introduction By Red Hickey (Live)
0:31 album only
2. The Sun Also Rises (Live)
2:59 album only
3. Mailboats in Magnolia (Live)
0:48 album only
4. Magnolia Springs (Live)
2:26 album only
5. New Orleans in the Spring (Live)
3:47 album only
6. Guy's Guitars (Live)
0:48 album only
7. Still a Profit! (Live)
0:31 album only
8. If It Weren't for You (Live)
1:48 album only
9. Yogi's Observation (Live)
0:22 album only
10. The Memorial (Live)
2:20 album only
11. Inspiration from a King (Live)
0:27 album only
12. Sharecropping Cotton Chopping Delta Blues (Live)
2:44 album only
13. For the Love of Lighthouses (Live)
0:36 album only
14. Old Lighthouse (Live)
2:37 album only
15. Yeah, You' Right! (Live)
0:08 album only
16. Below the Level of the Sea (Live)
2:55 album only
17. The All-American Truck Stop Cookbook (Live)
1:42 album only
18. Streetcar in the Rain (Live)
2:56 album only
19. Hillbilly Blues Caribbean Rock and Roll (Live)
2:02 album only
20. Evolving Into Coolness (Live)
0:16 album only
21. Retro (Live)
2:36 album only
22. Get to the Grill (Live)
0:19 album only
23. The Camellia Grill (Live)
2:14 album only
24. He Sings, He Dances! (Live)
0:24 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Les Kerr is a songwriter, recording artist and performer who brings blues, New Orleans music, Zydeco, rock and bluegrass together to create his “Hillbilly Blues Caribbean Rock & Roll.” Now based in Nashville, Kerr was born in Louisiana and raised in Mississippi in Jackson and the Gulf Coast city of Pascagoula.
New Orleans-based music magazine OffBEAT stated, “Kerr’s musical stylings aptly cover the gamut from rockabilly to boogie to Caribbean beats with ease.” His albums include Les Kerr As Is,The Americana Boogie, New Orleans Set, Crawfish Caravan, Christmas on the Coast and Southern Sound Sessions.
Kerr has been a headliner at Nashville's Bluebird Cafe since 1991 and performs at the prestigious music venue periodically every year. With his Bayou Band, he has hosted annual Mardi Gras shows at the Bluebird since 1992.
A three-time nominee for Music City Blues Society awards, Kerr was nominated for the society’s Male Vocalist of the Year, CD of the Year and Entertainer of the Year awards.
A prolific songwriter, Kerr has penned songs with Bryan Cumming that chosen as theme songs for Cookeville, Tennessee (Highlands of Tennessee) and the University of Mississippi's MomentUM program (For the Love of Ole Miss). His CDs are comprised primarily of original material. With Jim Sparks, Kerr composed "Voicemail," a song recorded by World Music artist Barefoot Man and the folk music duo Howard and Debra Faris.
Kerr and his band appeared in the TV documentary Civil War Songs and Stories, aired through the United States on PBS TV affiliate stations.
Also a journalist, Kerr co-authored The All-American Truck Stop Cookbook and frequently contributes to magazines and newspapers. Tennessee, published in 2004 by Graphic Arts Center Publishing, features Kerr’s words and photos by George Humphries. In 2002, he contributed to The Bluebird Café Scrapbook with an essay about his Mardi Gras concerts and a recipe for pralines. He has also contributed reviews to PASTE.
More information about Les Kerr is available online at www.leskerr.com.



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