The SMOKY JACK BAND is the name of Kenny’s original-music band started back in 1970’s. Just discharged from two tours of service in Vietnam, Kenny drove from Seattle to San Diego where he began his musical career.
Smoky Jack became a tight, energetic duo that featured Kenny on guitar/vocals, and Jim Carslake on percussion/vocals. Performing original compositions, the two became popular enough to open for traveling such headliners as Papa John Creech, Linda Ronstadt, Gino Vanelli, Sha Na Na, and George Carlin.
When Smoky Jack disbanded, Kenny formed “The Special K” with his wife Karen. The two toured the Northwest, Canada and Alaska as a music/musical comedy act for 8 years.
In the late 1990’s Kenny released a series of albums called KIP: From the Book Volumes 1 through 4. He also released “From the Book – Vol. 1 Smoky Jack Lives” in 2008.
Kenny’s light hearted Christmas song “HO-HO SANTA, DON’T WANNA BOOGIE TONIGHT” was released Christmas, 2012. This Christmas song is a fun blues song that discusses Santa's return home on the 26th of December, all tuckered out and ready to rest.
The album NAKED JACK, was released at Cincinnati's 20th Century Theater on January 19th, 2012. This release features 15 songs. An amazing array of original songs that travel through a number of pop/rock genres, the folk lyrics are compelling, and the emotions raw.
COUNTRY JACK, was released in the Spring of 2013. It is a collection of Kenny’s country style of songwriting, and features a few fun cuts, good dancing material, and some terrific players. On this release also is the single previously released last year for Father’s Day titled MY DAD & I, a terrific new, heartwarming song.