kennyshields

1947-2017

I have had the great pleasure of photographing Kenny one on one as well as numerous times live over his career with Streetheart. I was hooked as a fan from the first time I saw the original band live at Lucifers in Calgary, just prior to the release of Meanwhile...back in Paris. The energy and dynamic songs blew me away. I went back the next night to see if the show was as good as I thought it was, and it was! They rocked the house.

 

I went on to shoot the band at least a dozen times as well as going to see the shows as a fan many more times. Always great, Kenny seemed to never be off and consistently performed at the top of his game, with a band that was always right there with him every step of the way.

 

I had always thought they could be huge if the US ever figured them out, but as Canadians we have been blessed with great songs and great shows for many years. It is sad to say goodbye but the music will live on. Always gracious and humble every time we met, Kenny was the consummate front man and will be missed.

 

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