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Thanksgiving Note from Les Kerr

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IMG_20131107_181640_322-1As we head toward Thanksgiving later this week, I just want to thank you for listening to my music, reading these newsletters and blog and for supporting my music by your encouraging words. Thanks to those of you in the Nashville area for making our show at the Bluebird Café this week a sellout! If you couldn’t get tickets, there are always a few that open up at the last minute, so do call the Bluebird and ask. You can also walk up just before showtime (9pm) to see if there are any available.

Also, here’s my latest blog that goes back to my early years as a radio news director and brings it up to the upcoming burst of radio shows I’ll be doing in several cities, beginning this Tuesday on Nashville’s WSM AM. Memories of this young news director and the full schedule of upcoming shows with links to listen online are all here. I hope you’ll enjoy it. Please click here to read.

Again, thank you so much and I hope you will have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Your friend,

P.S. – my new CD, The Americana Boogie, is available at my web site, . As you begin your Christmas shopping, I hope you’ll consider this collection of new music as a stocking stuffer (or gift for yourself!).  CD Review HERE

On Island Time in Paradise – Between Tobago and Grenada

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April 19, 2012

I am sending this via a satellite connection.  We are underway to
Grenada and had hoped that we would be anchored off the southeast end
of the island by sunset, but it is not looking likely.  The seas are a
little rough and we have been running in and out of showers and
squalls since we left Tobago.  The winds are out of the southeast at
about 15 knots so while sailing is not a challenge, it is requiring
that we keep our eyes peeled on the horizon and someone keep their
hand on the wheel. This boat has the latest in equipment and let’s
just say, none of will have to be peering through a sexton into the
heavens tonight, but we will arrive safely unless something completely
unexpected happens.

I was hoping to have my feet in the sand on the beach outside of
Garfield’s Beach Bar tonight and that probably won’t happen.  If our
ETA is correct we should be dropping anchor around 10:00 p.m.  In
between the showers we are seeing beautiful deep blue skies and seas
so clear you can imagine that you are able to peer all the way to the
bottom.  This has been a great crossing so far and as is my tradition,
we will raise a glass to our safe arrival once the anchor is resting
on the bottom of the sea.

I can hear the sounds of the music from the speakers on deck above me.
When I came below Bob Marley was singing Zion Train but now I hear
refrains of “Mississippi Sunshine” by Les Kerr so it is time for me to
finish this up and join them above.  So, for now, I am going back on
deck to listen to a little music, lend a hand and swap tales with my

William Fair Roberts…on island time in paradise.

Les Kerr’s December Lineup

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This Thursday, December 15, Knoxville, TN At Noon Eastern (11am Central), I’ll perform at 30-minute set at the Knoxville Visitors Center as part of WDVX FM’s great Blue Plate Special, a daily live concert series also broadcast and streamed online. In Knoxville, join us in person or listen on the air at 102.9 FM. Not in Knoxville, not a problem! Listen anywhere online at John Francis will also perform during the hour-long show but I’m not sure “who’s on first.” Remember, Noon Eastern, 11am, Central time,

This Saturday, December 17, Nashville, TN 8PM – Nashville’s funky, legendary Brown’s Diner! Kevin Ball & The Busters, a fine blues band, has asked me to sit in a play a few songs. It’s not a full “Les Kerr” show but you will love Kevin & The Busters. FYI, Brown’s is now no-smoking.

Next Thursday, December 22, Nashville, TN 6pm – 7:15pm, Ri’Chard’s Café. My friend Gordy Thomas, a great songwriter and performer, and I will play an acoustic show at this great Cajun restaurant. We’ll end at 7:15, so get there early. Check out Ri’Chard’s menu & get directions here:

Get a Les Kerr Ringtone! If you have an I-Phone, my version of Jingle Bells (Christmas in New Orleans) with The Jordanaires, is now available as a ringtone so ring in the holidays with this unique thirty-second tone. Available for I-Phone users only, just go to your app for ringtones and look up “Les Kerr.”


“Feel Good” Music! from Les Kerr

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I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!  I am thankful for you and all the nice comments I’ve received about my songs and I’m glad you have enjoyed the free downloads (see “Exclusive Music” tab).  This music seems to make you feel good and I love that kind of feedback.

The CD sale on my web site,, will end at Midnight tonight and I  want to encourage you to take advantage of this deal: All 4 of my CDs for $30 or $10 each, shipping included on all orders. I’ll also add a personalized autograph to Aunt Suzy or the person of your choice, if you like.

These little gizmos make great stocking stuffers and will also give you a mental vacation to places like New Orleans, Magnolia Springs, the Mississippi Coast, Memphis and the Caribbean for all you Tourists in a Rental Car. Journalists will get a kick out of Ink by the Barrel on the Crawfish Caravan CD and the Christmas on the CoastCD will bring the Gulf Coast to your holidays, wherever you are.

I’m working on a new album and sales from this offer will help in getting it finished faster. As always, thanks for your support and order today to take advantage of this sale at

Thanks and Happy Holidays, Y’all!


CD Sale:

4 Les Kerr CDs for $30 or individually at $10 each, shipping included in all orders.

Christmas on the Coast CD: Jingle Bells (Christmas in New Orleans) with The Jordanaires/Christmas on the Coast with The Jordanaires/What the King Didn’t Know/On Christmas Eve with The Jordanaires/Your Kiss is My Wish List with The Jordanaires/Christmas by the Barbecue/Happy Holidays, Y’all/Wayfaring Stranger/Yes, Virginia/Santa Claus is Coming to Town

New Orleans Set CD: Smile Upon Your Soul/Below the Level of the Sea/The Camellia Grill/Pray for New Orleans/Mardi Gras Song/Streetcar in the Rain/The Sun Also Rises/New Orleans in the Spring/Tourist in a Rental Car/Midriff Mama Blues/Mackinac Blues/Jingle Bells (Christmas in New Orleans) with The Jordanaires

Southern Sound Sessions CD: Pool People/You Used to Drive Me Crazy/Seductive Eyes/Traveling Girl/The Little Rebel/Destination: Gulf of Mexico/We Did This/Dinner at Aunt Stella’s/Midriff Mama Blues/If It Weren’t for You/Mississippi Sunshine/Love Me or Leave Me Alone/The Best Announcer/Red River, New Mexico/The Button Box/Dewey’s Tune

Crawfish Caravan CD: Slippin’ into Slidell/Justine/Hillbilly Blues Caribbean Rock & Roll/Buy Your Way Out of the Blues/Mardi Gras Song/Running Buddies/Magnolia Springs/Ink by the Barrel/The Camellia Grill/I Miss America/I Want This Afternoon to Last/Orleans Parish Prison/Natchez Whistle/Cotton Fields/House of the Rising Sun

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