Kenny Gradney

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Kenny Gradney
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Gradney performing with Little Feat, 2008
Background information
Born (1952-04-10) April 10, 1952 (age 67)
OriginNew Orleans, Louisiana
United States
GenresSouthern rock, R&B, jazz fusion, funk, folk, swamp rock
InstrumentsBass guitar
Years active1966–present
Associated actsLittle Feat, Delaney & Bonnie
WebsiteLittle Requires flash

Kenny Gradney, (born April 10, 1952) a native of Baton Rouge[citation needed], is an American bassist and songwriter, best known as a member of the band Little Feat. He joined after their second album, replacing founding bassist Roy Estrada in 1972.[1] Gradney has remained their bassist ever since and coinciding with his arrival, his friend Sam Clayton also joined the band on percussion and Paul Barrere, who knew bandleader Lowell George from Hollywood High School, joined as a second guitarist and cementing the classic line-up of George, Barrere, Richie Hayward, Bill Payne, Gradney and Clayton.

In addition to his work with Little Feat, Gradney has played and recorded with many notable musicians, including Delaney & Bonnie, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Bob Weir's Bobby and the Midnites,[2] Jazz Is Dead, jazz drummer Chico Hamilton, Warren Zevon, Robert Palmer, Mick Fleetwood, and Carly Simon. He also features in the acclaimed rock music documentary film Festival Express.


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Biography: Little Feat". Allmusic. Retrieved 25 May 2010.
  2. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "Biography: Bobby & the Midnites". Allmusic. Retrieved 25 May 2010.

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