About Les Kerr
A Nashville resident since 1987, Kerr was born in Louisiana and raised in Mississippi.
Kerr has recorded nine albums, including Contributor, released in September, 2015. The title song of the CD is based on Nashville’s street newspaper and the premier event of the video raised money for the newspaper, The Contributor.
Mackinac Blues, from Les’ 2008 New Orleans Set CD, was included in NPR’s All Songs Considered and the New Orleans-based OffBEAT magazine declared, “Kerr’s musical stylings aptly cover the gamut from rockabilly to boogie to Caribbean beats with ease.”
Kerr has performed at many regional festivals and has headlined annual Mardi Gras celebrations at Nashville’s famed Bluebird Café since 1992. He has also performed Nashville’s official Independence Day Celebration at Riverfront Park, the Country Music Marathon, the Southern Festival of Books and other Music City events. He was a three-time award nominee of the former Music City Blues Society and was featured in the TV documentary Civil War Songs and Stories broadcast on PBS stations across the U.S.
Lyrics of four of Les’ songs have appeared in two volumes of Maple Leaf Rag, a New Orleans poetry anthology. He is also the co-author of The All-American Truck Stop Cookbook (Thomas Nelson Publisher) and Tennessee (Graphic Arts Press).
For more information, visit www.leskerr.com