Blues Revue: "Stupendous playing."
Sing Out: "As good as anyone in acoustic blues."
L.A. Times: "These guys are great."
Long Beach News: "There's nothing here that's less than jaw-dropping perfect."
Cash Box: "Feature pick - first rate."
WIKX-FM: "(Double Vision is) the best album of the last 30 years!"
Folk Roots (England): "Consummate musicians."
Vintage Guitar: "What's not to like, I ask you?!"
Option: "Exceptional... remarkable."
San Diego Folk Notes: "These guys were fantastic!"
Blues Matters (England): "Absolute joy!"
Night Light: "Their mojo is working like a Swiss watch!"
Acoustic Musician: "Deliciously fun to watch and listen to."
Living Blues: "Irrepressible... a unique style and a sly attitude."
Cadence: "A musical distraction of the first degree."
Goldmine: "Superb, knowledgeable and eclectic."
National Public Radio: "GIMMEE Award Winner - Album Of The Year."
L.A. Weekly: "Unique and delightful, with whoops and hollers for all."
Wood River Journal: "Dynamic duo."
Victory Review: "Immensely likable... flawless, yet gloriously bawdy."
Bluegrass Unlimited: "If there was a rent party going on, I'd want these guys there."
Sound Choice: "The best acoustic blues act going, bar none!"
Dirty Linen: "Continued mastery of the blues duo genre."
Il Blues (Italy:) "Buono!"
Acoustic Guitar: "Somewhere, Sonny and Brownie are smiling."
Films and TV shows that have featured Tom and/or Kenny's music:
"The Distinguished Gentleman"
"Dancing With the Stars"
"The Simple Life"
"Over The Edge"
"Shetland Lone Star"
"Next Great American Band"
"Kicking And Screaming"
"Labor Of Love - The Arlette Schweitzer Story"
"Free Your Mind"
"King Of The Hill"
"P.O.V.: Tobacco Blues"
"Southern Fried Homicide"
"Invasion of the Freedom Snatchers"
"Do You Wanna Dance?"
"Camera Tout Terrain"
"Beverly Hills Family Robinson"
"E - True Hollywood Story"
"Beyond The Glory"
"Tales of Appalachia"
"Huey's Cooking Adventures"
"Huey's Greatest Hits"
"Australia - More Than The Outback"
"Tigger and Pooh and a Musical Too"
CBS and NBC Movies Of The Week
and many more.
Further info and stories on Tom & Kenny:
TOM & KENNY in Noozhawk (2012)
KENNY in Vintage Guitar (2011)
TOM in Harmonica.com (2014)
TOM & KENNY in Santa Ynez Valley Journal (2011)
TOM & KENNY in Blues Matters (England) (2010)
TOM & KENNY in Seasons (2010)
TOM & KENNY in Big City Blues (2009)
For those of you who live near Santa Barbara or plan a visit, both Tom and Kenny teach private lessons downtown (Kenny on guitar, Tom on diatonic harp.) Feel free to email either Tom or Kenny for rates and availability.
TO BUY PRODUCT: Please note that all CDs, books, videos, etc, are also available by mail order directly from Tom & Kenny, and at prices probably less than what your friendly neighborhood web store might charge! The boys are also happy to sign and/or personalize any of these products. For information please feel free to Email either Tom at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kenny at kennysultan (at) aol (dot) com
TOM & KENNY are equally at home as a headliner or as an opening act and over the years have shared the stage with some of the best, including the likes of: Mose Allison, the Allman Brothers, Dave Alvin, Asleep at the Wheel, the Beach Boys, Norman Blake, Bobby "Blue" Bland, the Blues Brothers, David Bromberg, Charles Brown, Gatemouth Brown, Ruth Brown, Jackson Browne, Solomon Burke, Sam Bush, Roseanne Cash, Ray Charles, Clifton Chenier, Joe Cocker, Ry Cooder, Albert Collins, Johnny Copeland, Elvis Costello, James Cotton, Robert Cray, Pee Wee Crayton, R. Crumb & the Cheap Suit Serenaders, Bo Diddley, Willie Dixon, Donovan, Jerry Douglas, Bob Dylan, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Freddy Fender, the Five Blind Boys, Vince Gill, Al Green, Nancy Griffith, David Grisman, John Hammond, Emmylou Harris, John Hartford, Jeff Healy, Don Henley, John Lee Hooker, Hot Rize, Billy Idol, Iron Maiden, Etta James, Keb Mo', Chaka Khan, Albert King, B.B. King, Ben E. King, the Kingston Trio, King Sunny Ade, Leo Kottke, Alison Krauss, Fela Kuti, Jim Kweskin & Geoff Muldaur, David Lindley, Little Milton, Living Color, Kenny Loggins, Los Lobos, Lyle Lovett, Taj Mahal, Kathy Mattea, John Mayall, Michael McDonald, Brownie McGhee, Long Gone Miles, Bill Monroe, Van Morrison, Charlie Musselwhite, the Nashville Bluegrass Band, the Neville Brothers, Newgrass Revival, Randy Newman, Tim & Mollie O'Brien, Maura O'Connell, Johnny Otis, Peter, Paul & Mary, Lloyd Price, Flora Purim & Airto, Bonnie Raitt, Lou Rawls, Tony Rice, Earl Scruggs, Son Seals, Seldom Scene, Paul Simon, Ricky Skaggs, George "Harmonica" Smith, Marty Stuart, Koko Taylor, the Temptations, George Thorogood, Toto, Tower of Power, Big Joe Turner, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, Doc & Merle Watson, Junior Wells, Jimmy Witherspoon, Stevie Wonder and many more...
photo by Larry Sultan
with our pal Jody Eulitz on Castrol GTX 40-weight motor-oil cardboard corrugated gift carton
NOTE: All original songs by Tom Ball & Kenny Sultan are published
by Good Time Blues, and administered by BUG Music (BMI.)