Marc Kenney has a huge heart for those in need and will play a benefit in a heart beat. His range of music goes from Hank Williams SR. to Metallica. Kid Rock can be found at the top of his set lists as well. He plays most every night of the week between Nashville, TN, Phenix City AL, and Atlanta, GA.
Jimmy Walters grew up in Winter Garden Florida, not too far from Orlando where he got his first cheap acoustic nylon string guitar at 14. Jimmy has been in many bands in the decades. Blackwater creek, Dixie wind, Bad habits, Seventh Stone, and Nuthin Fancy. Influenced of course by the Southern rock giants Jimmy still had a force deep inside to be more melodic, so Satch, Michael Schenker, David Gimour, Vinnie Moore, Gary Moore equally influenced his style. Now partnered with Marc Kenney, Jimmy brings a melodic language to a cutting edge country music.
Marc Kenny and Jimmy Walters.
What Musical Genre Do You Feel Best Describes Your Music And How Would You Describe Your Sound?
Marc Kenney: Modern Country with a hard rock twist
Jimmy Waters: Cutting edge Country
How Did You Get Your Name? Is There A Story?
We were both born with them. Marc is short for Marcus and Jimmy is a nickname for James lol
What Are or Have Been Your Musical Influences?
Jimmy: Southern Rock when young but also gravitated toward melodic fusion
Marc:Hank Sr - Metallica
What Are You Working On Now? Any Future Collaborations We Can Look Forward To?
We are working on a new album and releasing three singles from it. First one, "Mambo Sally" was released on Feb 19, 2019. The next two will be released soon.
What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? What Is Your Plan Of Action?:
Be performing songwriters and continue to sell music to movies, screenplays and TV. Continue our pursuit of our branded style of country music
What Is Your Favorite Track To Perform Live and Why?
"Till The Cows Come Home" because that song has an 80's style rock groove that is fun to play with down home country lyrics which seems to appeal to most people. It will be our next release in March followed by our third single "Tuff" in April.
What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus Far?
Finding the right people with the right chemistry for the band and getting into reputable music venues that already have a full rotation in place.
What’s Your Typical Songwriting Process?
Jimmy normally comes up with a hot guitar lick and Marc starts word association around the idea for the title with input from Jimmy as well.
How Has Social Media Influenced Your Career As An Artist?
It has been huge for us. We spend about 6 hours a day marketing across multiple social media platforms, we always do facebook live during the shows so people can watch us from anywhere in the world then we reach out to contact them through their social media to try to secure them as fans.
What Are Some Tracks and Artists Currently On Your Playlist?
Mambo Sally, Tuff, Till The Cows Come Home, He Can’t Remember & She Can’t Forget, There’s A Bottle Where The Bible Used To Be, Divorce Song, Sunday, It Only Took One More, Never Leave You Far Behind, Please Wait, Beautiful Rainy Day, Daddy’s Song, Send Me An Angel, Mess In Progress, Why Don’t They Write Directions, 21 Guns, Two Bright Red Roses, South Of Hell, Rollin’ Away, Been There, Done That, My Dead Hands, A Dozen Dead Roses, Leave Jim Beam Alone, Uncle Bill’s Goat,
Jason Aldean: She’s Country, Take A Little Ride
Brantley Gilbert: Country Wide, You Don’t Know Her Like I Do
Boxcar Willie: Wreck Of The Old 97
Zac Brown Band: Chicken Fried
Mark Chestnutt: Brother Jukebox
Tracy Byrd: I Don’t Wanna Close My Eyes
Johnny Cash: Folsom Prison Blues, I Walk The Line
Waylon Jennings: Lukenbach Texas, Dukes Of Hazzard Theme
Hank Williams Jr: Country Boy Can Survive, Blues Man, If Heaven Ain’t A Lot Like Dixie, All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight, All My Rowdy Friends Have Settled Down, Dinosaur, Heaven Can’t Be Found, Country State Of Mind, There’s A Tear In My Beer, Born To Boogie, Old Habits, Family Tradition
Hank Williams Sr: Kawliga, I’m So Lonesome, Your Cheatin Heart
George Jones: He Stopped Loving Her Today
Jamey Johnson: In Color, High Cost Of Livin, Lonesome Song
Conway Twitty: The Rose, Tight Fittin Jeans
David Alan Coe: The Ride, You Never Even Called Me By My Name
Alabama: Feels So Right, My Home’s In Alabama, I’m Not That Way Anymore, Tennessee River, Mountain Music, I’m In A Hurry, Roll On 18 Wheeler
Garth Brooks: Friends In Low Places, The Dance, Thunder Rolls, Rodeo, To Make You Feel My Love
Alan Jackson: Dallas, Midnight In Montgomery
Luke Bryan: Drink A Beer
John Anderson: Swingin, Seminole Wind
Charlie Daniels: Long Haired Country Boy
Kentucky Headhunters: Walk Softly, Oh Lonesome Me
Dwight Yoakum: Fast As You, I Sang Dixie
Blake Shelton: Ol’ Red
Willie Nelson: Seven Spanish Angels, Pancho & Lefty
Darius Rucker: Wagon Wheel, Let Her Cry
Merle Haggard: Silver Wings, Tulsa Time, Help Me Make It Through The Night
Keith Whitley: When You Say Nothing At All, Don’t Close Your Eyes
Randy Travis: 1982, On The Other Hand, Digging Up Bones
Billy Ray Cyrus: Achy Breaky Heart
Kid Rock: Only God Knows Why, Cowboy, Midnight Train To Memphis, Fat Bottom Girls, All Summer Long
Guns N Roses: Sweet Child Of Mine, Knockin On Heaven’s Door, Patience, It’s So Easy, Mr Brownstone, You’re Crazy, One In A Million, I Used To Love Her
Motley Crue: Home Sweet Home
Metallica: Fade To Black
Stone Temple Pilots: Plush
Aerosmith: I Don’t Wanna Close My Eyes, Sweet Emotion
Soul Asylum: Runaway Train
Collective Soul: December
Nickleback: Rock Star
Black Crowes: She Talks To Angels
Bon Jovi: Wanted Dead Or Alive
Bryan Adams: Summer Of 69
Eagles: Hotel California, Take It Easy, Seven Bridges Road
Pure Prairie League: Amie
Lennie Kravitz: American Woman
The Animals: House Of The Rising Sun
Creedence Clearwater Revival: Proud Mary, Bad Moon Rising, Run Through The Jungle, The Old Man Is Down The Road
ZZ Top: Tush, LaGrange, My Head’s In Mississippi
Poison: Every Rose Has Its Thorn, Give Me Something To Believe In, Talk Dirty To Me, Mama’s Fallen Angel
Jimi Hendrix: Hey Joe, Purple Haze
Lynyrd Skynyrd: Sweet Home Alabama, Ballad Of Curtis Lowe, Needle & Spoon, Simple Man, Saturday Night Special, Tuesday’s Gone
Rolling Stones: You Can’t Always Get What You Want, Satisfaction, Sympathy For The Devil, Angie, Wild Horses
Georgia Satellites: Keep Your Hands To Yourself
John Cougar Mellancamp: Hurts So Good, Pink Houses, Jack & Diane
Prince: Purple Rain, When Doves Cry
George Michael: Father Figure
Bob Segar: Turn The Page, Night Moves
Don Henley & Stevie Nicks: Leather & Lace
Tom Petty: Mary Jane’s Last Dance, Break Down
Bad Company: Feel Like Making Love, Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love
Stevie Ray Vaughn: Pride & Joy, Voodoo Child, Life By The Drop
Bobby Blue Bland: Stormy Monday
George Thorogood: Bad To The Bone
Eric Clapton: Wonderful Tonight, Cocaine
James Taylor: Fire And Rain
John Denver: Country Roads, Thank God I’m A Country Boy
Jim Croce: Bad Leroy Brown, Time In A Bottle
What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?
Jimmy was a cabinet maker and carpenter and Marc was a butcher
Any Advice For Young People (Men or Women) That Want To Succeed In The Music World?
Don't stop at the top!! Don't take criticism personally and for God's sake, distance yourself from jealous friends and family.
What Would You Change In The Music Industry If You Were A Top Music Executive?
Hire enough people to at least give a one time response to an email and be more open minded to new sounds instead of cookie cutting artists just because a certain sound is working currently (Nashville Machine).
How Do You Feel About Originality?
I think it defines the artist. It's the ultimate goal to experience tour own rewards against the status quo,
Is There Anything Else We Should Know About You Or That You Would Like to Add?
We will always perform at charities for Autism, Cancer and St. Jude plus any personal charities for people within our circle of fans if the need arise.
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