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Kenny Feinstein

Kenny Feinstein

American fiddler, mandolinist, guitarist and musician
Kenny Feinstein
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Intro American fiddler, mandolinist, guitarist and musician
Is Fiddler Mandolinist
From United States of America
Type Music
Gender male
Birth Santa Cruz, California
Residence Los Angeles, California
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Kenny Feinstein is an American fiddler, guitarist, mandolinist, and singer. He is the founder of the Los Angeles-based indie-folk/bluegrass band Water Tower.

Early life

Feinstein was born and raised in California, Japan (elementary education), and Mexico City (high school). 

He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Jazz Music from the University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, following which he became a music teacher and worked as a freelance musician (guitar, violin, mandolin, and banjo.)


In September 2013, Feinstein released his debut solo album titled Loveless: Hurts To Love, with Portland, Oregon-based label Fluff and Gravy Records. The cover album contains all eleven tracks from My Bloody Valentine's second album Lovelessplus the track "Swallow" from their 1991 EP Tremolo, but rendered with acoustic guitar, piano, strings, and a variety of other acoustic instruments, instead of the electric guitar. The album was produced by Jeff Kazor (of The Crooked Jades) and Bruce Kaphan (of American Music Club). Richard Buckner also featured on the background vocals and ukulele.

Currently, Feinstein fronts the Los Angeles-based indie-folk/bluegrass band Water Tower. The other two members are Joe "Juice" Bergland (on Fiddle, Banjo, Bass, Vocals) and Tom "Tommy" Drinkard (on Banjo, Fiddle, Lap-Steel, Vocals). The group was originally founded in 2006 in Portland and was called "Water Tower Bucket Boys." In 2012, they changed the name to "Water Tower" after the release of their 2011 album titled "Meet Me Where The Crow Don't Fly." Their previous albums under the old name are The Squid and the Fiddle (2008), Catfish on the Line (2009), Eel-p (2009), Sole and Kitchen (2010.)

Water Tower's most recent album, Fly Around, was released on 24 April 2020 under Portland's Dutch Records. The album was produced by The Germs' drummer Don Bolles and recorded at Deer Lodge Studios in Portland. Indie musician Ariel Pink also assisted in the production. Other musicians to feature on the album are Ron Reyes (second singer of Black Flag), Willie Watson (founding member of Old Crow Medicine Show) and Gene Louis (front-man of Bullets and Octane.) Around the time of the recording, the band relocated from Portland, Oregon to Los Angeles, California.

Fly Around tracks:

  1. Fromage 02:32
  2. Fly Around 02:58
  3. Bobcats 02:50
  4. Come Down Easy 03:29
  5. Town 02:04
  6. Mile High Club 02:30
  7. Classic Misdirection 03:12
  8. Fly Abound 03:39
  9. It's Wrong 03:33
  10. Anthem 03:14

In addition, he also performs with the Nicholas Mudd Band. The band members are: Mike Gomes (bass,) Jush Allen (drums,) Iain Weigert (lead guitar,) and guest members are: Caitlin Anne Webster (vocals,) and Matt Pynn (pedal steel guitar.)

Over the years, Feinstein has worked with a wide range of bands such as The Wong Dudes, Spektix, Black Cohosh, Ester's Virginity, Vitreous Floaters, Panther Caps, and Heartful of Snakes.

Feinstein cites The Germs and My Bloody Valentine as his musical influences.

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Article Title: Kenny Feinstein: American fiddler, mandolinist, guitarist and musician - Biography and Life
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Publish Date: 01 Jan 0001
Last Update Date: 06 Jan 2020
Date Accessed: 05 Dec 2020
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