Myles Kennedy - Artist Spotlight

Myles Kennedy has got to be one of the most talented but under rated musicians of all time. He is one of my all time favorite vocalists, but there is much more to him than his voice. Many people will have heard his voice and know the songs, but do not know his name, very much like Gary Moore.

Myles Kennedy
Photo Myles Kennedy by Adam Chalmers.

Myles Kennedy – The Musician

Not only is he an incredible vocalist, he also writes songs.
He plays a multitude of instruments:

  • Voice:  Tenor vocal range that spans four octaves
  • Guitar
  • Bass
  • Piano
  • Keyboards
  • Violin
  • Trumpet

He has been in a few bands, from jazz fusion to rock, from Slash to Alter Bridge, with a little Mayfield Four in between.

I am not going to write his life story, there are a couple of great fan sites already out there, not to mention there are other articles about him all over the web.  I am going to concentrate on his music.

I love this walk through with Myles… You also get a special treat, Mark Tremonti is in this! 🙂

The Music

I am kicking this thing off with “Hallelujah” since I mentioned his version of it on my Top Male Rock Vocalists post last month. I love his version of this song… he can sing it to me all day.

My ALL TIME favorite Mayfield Four Song… “Eden (Turn The Page)”.

If you want to hear and see a YOUNG Myles Kennedy, the bass player from Citizen Swing, Dave Turner, has a lot of the videos from their live shows on his you tube page. Check them out!

Myles Kennedy playing with Slash:
Pull out your lighters, hold them high… someone toss me some kleenex, please…

I am sure I am gonna take a hit for this, BUT my opinion and I am entitled to it…. Myles sings “Patience” better than Axl Rose ever could….

And also better than Axl on “Sweet Child Of Mine” too. Sorry but, Myles makes me say “Axl who?” 🙂

Myles Kennedy with Alter Bridge:

I could literally be here all day sharing Myles Kennedy videos…. But.. now you have a name to put with that golden voice… GO FORTH!!! SPREAD THE WORD!

Myles Kennedy – On The Web

Bri K is a mom and grandmother, enjoying the next chapter of her life on the mission of leveling up after 50! Bri doesn't believe that once you hit a certain age or become a grandmother, your likes, hobbies, or lifestyle have to change. "You don't stop living because your kids grew up!"

2 Thoughts on “Myles Kennedy – Artist Spotlight”

  • i love this post Myles is an incredible vocalist wish my local station would play more alter bridge, myles and slash also work incredible together

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