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Free: KENYA BAKER
May 31, 2014
Yoshi's Local Talent Series: FREE Live music in The Lounge 6:30-10:00pm!
R&B, Jazz, Soul, Blues
Award-winning guitarist Kenya Baker grew up in Oakland. Kenya's been a touring musician most of his life. Most recently, he was lead guitarist for Joss Stone, the Grammy Award winning British singer/songwriter, for four years. With Joss Stone’s band, he toured all over the world, performing for celebrities and dignitaries, including President Clinton and Prince William and Prince Harry. He began his career as a teenager touring on the gospel quartet circuit. Then he bacame immersed in the Oakland R&B scene in its heyday, and toured with Tony!Toni!Tone!, Lucy Pearl and Digital Underground. Kenya is a multi-talented musician, composer and music producer. He has a gold album for his original song “Top of the World” (under the name Kenya Gruv) which was featured on the Menace II Society soundtrack, and a platinum album for his collaboration on “Revival” by Tony!Toni!Tone!. He’s worked with other notable artists including Tupac Shakur and Eric Benet. Kenya recently gained custody of his two sons and is now performing throughout the Bay Area with his own acoustic show, for which he performs and produces all his own back-up tracks.