Kenneth Eugene Rhyne Jr.
1948 - 2015
On the morning of September 10, 2015, award -winning artist and designer Ken passed over at The Medical Center of Plano in Plano, Texas.
The music of Ken Rhyne is Blues / Blistering Blues Rock / Southern Blues Rock, The Way “Our Forefathers of Blues" Intended It to Be. His band was ranked as
one of the "Top Nine Unsigned Bands in the World" at the International Blues Challenge, Memphis, TN. Rhyne himself is one of the Top Harmonica Players in the World.
From the juke joints and taverns in Memphis, New Orleans and Mississippi, to the night clubs and casinos throughout the US and Canada, Ken Rhyne emerged as one of the most accomplished Blues/Blues Rock/Southern Rock artists of our time. His dedication to musical perfection is something he is well known for, unsurpassed by most and heard in every recording and live show.
Caught You White Handed, the title song on Ken Rhynes' first album was featured on the “Skin Tight Blues” compilation from Sweetgrass Records, it hit #1 on the Aboriginal Charts in Canada and was nominated for a prestigious Native American Music Award.
Rhyne wrote and performed commercials for adult beverages and casinos, performed at the New Orleans Jazz Festival and other major arenas around the US and Canada. Musically, he has shared the stage with such well known, internationally recognized artists as George Thorogood and The Destroyers, Elvin Bishop, Mavis Staples, Greg Allman, Delbert McClinton, The Nighthawks, Jimmy Thackery, Kenny Neal, Sean Costello, The Neville Brothers, Doug Kershaw and many others.
Aside from music Ken Rhyne was an award-winning designer known for perfection, attention to detail and historical facts. Chances are if you walk into a casino in the U.S. you will be looking at the design work of Ken Rhyne.
"Some People Think the Blues Are About Being Sad, For Those of Us Who Know, There's An Understanding - Blues Is About Having Fun" – Ken Rhyne