********* Blues, Jazz, R&B, Rock *********

 

Kenny Strauther

 &

 Second Hand Smoke

Featuring  “Lil Jay”

Dallas’ Hot Multi Genre Band

214.448.3824 or secondhandsmokelive@gmail.com 

Kenny Strauther & Second Hand Smoke is a 5 piece multi-genre band with a mission to excite audiences with distinctive style and finesse.  Whether it’s amazing the crowd with blazing guitar solos, pumping out some old school dance tunes or mellowing out with some jazzy smooth classics, or anything in between, these guys know how to bring it.  All members of the band are seasoned professionals and have played on most of the stages in the area.

 Kenny Strauther (Lead Vocals, Keyboards, Harmonica)

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Originally from Los Angeles, Kenny Strauther played drums on the Dallas blues scene for several years before starting his own band.  He has played with Richard Martinez, Jackie Don Loe, Andrea Dawson, Kenny Barker, Willie Brown and has led this band to gain accolades from many of their contemporaries.

 

Oscar “Lil Jay” Barrett (Lead Guitar, Vocals)016

Lil Jay has played with Little Milton, Johnny Taylor, R.L. Griffin and many more of the contemporary blues greats.  His blazing guitar style stands out as one of the finest on the Dallas music scene.  Lil Jay is a crowd pleaser an always instinctively knows how to get the crowd moving.  With his trademark grey Fender Stratocaster, Lil Jay takes the energy level to a new high.

008 Chuck “Popcorn” Louden (Drums, Background Vocals)

Popcorn was a protégé of the famed drummer Buddy Miles.  He has also toured with Junior Boy Jones and Michael Burkes.  Popcorn was the drummer on  Michael Burke’s album which received the award for Best Blues Album and Best Blues Contemporary Album of 2012 (given posthumously to Michael Burkes).  Popcorn also plays with the Dallas All Stars and Jackie Don Loe and is one of the most sought after drummers in Dallas.

 Rack Daddy' 036Pat Lancaster (Rhythm Guitar, Vocals)

Among others, Pat has shared the stage with Hash Brown, Brent Rozell, The Silvertones,  and Texas Slim and is known as one of the most solid rhythm players in town.   Pat’s smooth stylings lay down the foundation for Second Hand Smoke’s sound.

 Harry Thoman (Bass, Background VocalsHarry Thoman

Harry played on the Houston music scene for several years before coming to Dallas.  A “pocket” bass player, Harry keeps the bottom but when it’s time can thump and pluck for a funky good time.

 Sample Song List

Mr. Magic – Grover Washington How You Like Me Now – The Heaveys
What you Won’t Do – Bobby Caldwell Best Worst Day – Hamilton Loomis
Memphis Underground – Herbie Mann Daddy’s Home – Shep and the Limelights
I’m Going Down – Albert King Miss You – Rolling Stones
Old Man Down the Road – John Fogerty Cissy Strut – The Meters
The Bird – Morris Day and the Time Steal My Kisses – Ben Harper
Love Train – The Ojays Play that Funky Music – Wild Cherry
Can’t Get Next to You – The Temptations Nadine – Chuck Berry

 Partial List of performances in the Dallas area

Pappadeaux’s Grapevine Pappadeaux’s Oak Lawn
Papadeayux’s Arlington Lone Star Grill – Richardson
Harbor Point – Richardson Take 482
Hard Rock Café Tiernys Café and Tavern
T&C Cigars Elite Cigars
Dat’s Good BBQ Point After North
Stroker’s Ice House Coppell Chamber of Commerce
   

 Sample Video –

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jp4XUK_CGCI

For more information and/or booking plese contact

Kenny Strauther at 214.448.3824 or secondhandsmokelive@gmail.com 

2013 Calendar

August 2 Dat’s Good BBQ 1168 Main St, Lewisville 7:00 – 11:00 972)219.2244
August 3 Open      
August 9 Dat’s Good BBQ 1168 Main St, Lewisville 7:00 – 11:00 972)219.2244
August 10 Strokers Ice House 9324 Harry Hines Blvd  Dallas 2:00  – 6:00 214) 351.5252
August 16 Dat’s Good BBQ 1168 Main St, Lewisville 7:00 – 11:00 972)219.2244
August 17 Open      
August 23 Dat’s Good BBQ 1168 Main St, Lewisville 7:00 – 11:00 972)219.2244
August 24 T&C Cigars 1301 Glade Rd. Euless 8:30 – 12:00  
August 30 Dat’s Good BBQ 1168 Main St, Lewisville 7:00 – 11:00 972)219.2244
August 31 Open      
         
September 6 Dat’s Good BBQ 1168 Main St, Lewisville 7:00 – 11:00 972)219.2244
September 7 Open      
September 13 Dat’s Good BBQ 1168 Main St, Lewisville 7:00 – 11:00 972)219.2244
September 14 Open      
September 20 Dat’s Good BBQ 1168 Main St, Lewisville 7:00 – 11:00 972)219.2244
September 21 Open      
September 27 Dat’s Good BBQ 1168 Main St, Lewisville 7:00 – 11:00 972)219.2244
September 28 Strokers Ice House 9324 Harry Hines Blvd  Dallas 7:00 – 11:00 214) 351.5252
         
October 4 Dat’s Good BBQ 1168 Main St, Lewisville 7:00 – 11:00 972)219.2244
October 5 Open      
October 11 Dat’s Good BBQ 1168 Main St, Lewisville 7:00 – 11:00 972)219.2244
October 12 Do Not Book      
October 18 Dat’s Good BBQ 1168 Main St, Lewisville 7:00 – 11:00 972)219.2244
October 19 Strokers Ice House 9324 Harry Hines Blvd  Dallas 7:00 – 11:00 214) 351-5252
October 25 Dat’s Good BBQ 1168 Main St, Lewisville 7:00 – 11:00 972)219.2244
October 26 Open      
         
November 1 Dat’s Good BBQ 1168 Main St, Lewisville 7:00 – 11:00 972)219.2244
November 2 Open      
November 8 Dat’s Good BBQ 1168 Main St, Lewisville 7:00 – 11:00 972)219.2244
November 9 Open      
November 15 Pappadeaux’s Oak Lawn  3520 Oak Lawn, Dallas 6:00 – 11:00 214)521.4700
November 16 Strokers Ice House 9324 Harry Hines Blvd  Dallas 7:00 – 11:00 972)219.2244
November 22 Dat’s Good BBQ 1168 Main St, Lewisville 7:00 – 11:00 972)219.2244
November 23 Open      
November 29 Dat’s Good BBQ 1168 Main St, Lewisville 7:00 – 11:00 972)219.2244
November 30 Open      
         
December 6 Dat’s Good BBQ 1168 Main St, Lewisville 7:00 – 11:00 972)219.2244
December 7 Open      
December 13 Dat’s Good BBQ 1168 Main St, Lewisville 7:00 – 11:00 972)219.2244
December 14 Open      
December 20 Dat’s Good BBQ 1168 Main St, Lewisville 7:00 – 11:00 972)219.2244
December 21 Strokers Ice House 9324 Harry Hines Blvd  Dallas 7:00 – 11:00 214) 351-5252
December 27 Dat’s Good BBQ 1168 Main St, Lewisville 7:00 – 11:00 972)219.2244
December 27 Open      

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