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About The Artist
Kenny Seratt was born on a cotton farm somewhere in Northeast Arkansas back in 1934. Since his father was a traveling minister, it only seems natural that the earlies experiences of Ken performing and singing were at those churches. He accompanied himself on the guitar. He was determined to make music and song writing a part of his life.
In 1951, while just 17 years old, he moved to Hemet, California where he became a horticulturist at teh Howard Rose Company. That gave him the opportunity to start picking and singing at the country night spots that dotted the landscape in southern California. The audiences seemed to like his style, so he continued his musical journey.
By 1967, he had appeared in venues in Las Vegas such as the Ares Club, Arthur's Club and the Blue Room.
In the Los Angeles area, he was a guest many times on the Squeakin' Deacon's show that was heard over radio station KFOX. He also appeared on Cal's Corral show that aired over KTLA.
He entertained the radio audiences for a year with his band over radio station KHSJ in Hemet.
Other shows he appeared on were the Don Staggens show and the Bill Woods show that aired in Bakersfield. He also worked at the Nashville Nevada night club with Wynn Stewart.
His personal appearances included appearing with such stars as Freddie Hart, Bobby Austin, Eddie Dean, Joe and Rose Lee Maphis, the Canadian Sweethearts, Skeets MacDonald, Merle Haggard and Tommy Duncan to name a few.
We read where he had recorded two singles in 1964 and 1965, but no details were provided as to the label. But around that same time, Chaw Mank was telling folks that Kenny had signed with the Crossfire label which was managed by Cletus ZUmbach. His first tune for them was "Memories of Jimmie Rodgers". Kenny had signed with Chaw's BLue Ribbon Music Co. to co-write a few tunes as well. The legendary fan club icon Chaw Mank was also handling Kenny's fan club from his home in Staunton, Illionis.
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