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.

Biography[edit]

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]

Discography[edit]

  • Cafe Society (1985)
  • Chartreuse (1991)
  • Boogie Mysterioso (1993)
  • Hot Sauce (1995)
  • X-Rey Guitar (2000)
  • Twins (2002) with Steve James
  • Snap Shot (2003)
  • Tonight (2004) with Steve James
  • When The Levee Breaks (2006)
  • At the Ukeshack #1 (2007) with Matt Weiner
  • Blue Uke: At The Ukeshack #2 (2008)
  • Hen Party (2010) with Suzy Thompson
  • Four and Six (2012)

Instructional DVD[edit]

  • Boogie Woogie Guitar (2005)
  • Blue Uke (2007)

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]

References[edit]

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