Del Rey (musician)

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Del Rey
Birth name Leilani Kurnik Del Rey
Born (1959-12-22) December 22, 1959 (age 58)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Genres Blues
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Guitar, ukulele, vocals
Years active 1985–present
Labels Kicking Mule, Hobemian

Del Rey (born December 22, 1959]) is an American blues singer and guitarist.


Starting with classical music at the age of four, she was transfixed by her first blues album and has played blues and jazz ever since. She was influenced by the blues musicians Sam Chatmon, Bo Carter, and Memphis Minnie.[1]


  • Cafe Society (1985) Kicking Mule
  • Chartreuse (1991) Hobemian Records
  • Boogie Mysterioso (1993) Hobemian Records
  • Hot Sauce (1995) Hobemian Records
  • X-Rey Guitar (2000) Hobemian Records
  • Twins (2002) with Steve James Hobemian Records
  • Snap Shot (2003) Hobemian Records
  • Tonight (2004) with Steve James Hobemian Records
  • When The Levee Breaks (2006) Hobemian Records
  • At the Ukeshack #1 (2007) with Matt Weiner Hobemian Records
  • Blue Uke: At The Ukeshack #2 (2008) Hobemian Records
  • Hen Party (2010) with Suzy Thompson Hobemian Records
  • Four and Six (2012) Hobemian Records
  • Artwalk(2014) Hobemian Records
  • Rocket Red and Ruby Chard(2014) with Adam Franklin Hobemian Records
  • Solo (2017) Hobemian Records
  • Communique (2017) with Suzy Thompson Hobemian Records

Instructional DVD[edit]

  • Boogie Woogie Guitar (2005) Homespun
  • Blue Uke (2007) Homespun
  • Blues Guitar Styles of Memphis Minnie Homespun
  • Memphis Uke Party " Homespun

Other appearances[edit]

  • A Musical Doorway (2000) Produced by Seattle Folklore Society
  • Why Say No? (2003) The Yes Yes Boys featuring Del Rey
  • Things About Comin' My Way: A Tribute to the Music of the Mississippi Sheiks (2009)[2]


  1. ^ Daniel C. Schechter (2006-02-14). "Del Rey". Miami Herald Mexico Edition. Archived from the original on 2007-08-11. 
  2. ^