Kenny O’Quinn to Half Past Lonesome

Kenny O'QuinnKenny O’Quinn has been announced as the new mandolin player with Jeff Clair & Half Past Lonesome, where he will also assist on harmony vocals.

Prior to signing on with Jeff, Kenny had worked with The Tommy Webb Band, Don Rigsby & Midnight Call, and more recently with Dave Adkins and Republik Steel. His first show with the band will be this Saturday in Lexington, KY.

Clair says that…

“Were all glad to have Kenny as the newest member of the band. I look forward to all the contributions Kenny is going to bring to the band with his playing and singing as well as his creative contributions.”

According to O’Quinn, he was just recently brought in through a friend.

“As of a few days ago The Lord put an old friend back in my life, Mitch Bentley, who is currently playing bass with Half Past Lonesome. Bentley asked if I would be interested in picking some with the group and I jumped at the opportunity.

Mitch and I played together in the Tommy Webb Band and I can’t wait to get that chemistry flowing again. As a sideman in bluegrass, you never know where you are going to wind up. I am looking forward to this new adventure and I can’t wait to get back on the stage and do what I love doing.”

You can keep up with Jeff and the band online.

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