Singer/songwriter and National Slide Guitar Champion Kraig Kenning will be in concert at the Bonifas Arts Studio at 7 p.m. Eastern. Tickets are $10 in advance at the Bonifas or $12 at the door. This concert is co-sponsored by the Bonifas Arts Center and Blues for a Cause. For more information call 906-786-6420.
Kenning’s driving perfectionism and attention to matters of the human spirit have inspired comparisons with Eric Clapton, Duane Allman, Bob Dylan and Jackson Browne…to name a few. “His fingerstyle is up to par with Leo Kottke and Willy Porter, his vocals reminiscent of Bruce Cockburn, and his overall performance and presentation stand equal with any of today’s top singer/ songwriters,” states Dave Glynn of the Fox Valley Blues Society. It’s hard to be humble when elevated to the ranks of guitar gods and modern poets, but Kraig is quick to point out the logic behind such flattering comparisons: “Those are the guys I listened to, whose music I locked myself in my room with growing up. If I sound like any of them, it’s because they were my inspiration and they fueled my dreams.”