Kenny Derr


I currently play in two bands, Donna and The Mystics as their Bass player and Vocals and my band The Silver Eagle Band and Rhythm Guitarist and Lead Vocals. Between the two band I play almost every weekend and some gigs during the summer during the week. I like playing music, Its fun and relaxing all while producing good music. They say you are only as good as your worst musician, that is why I try to surround myself with Musicians who are better than I. :)







What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music to me is making memories, friends and enjoyment.

What is your music dream?

To do a song with Hank Jr or Jamey Johnson

If you could change the world - what would you start with?


Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

The Games People Play, It was the first song I ever learned with my Father who was a musician for over 50 years.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Hank Jr, Jamey Johnson, Cody Jinks, Bobby Bare, Waylon Jennings

What inspires you to make music?

The Applause - The Crowd letting you know that you are doing okay. I like that feeling.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

In this world of the Politically Correct, I want folks to know its "Okay" to have fun and dance and enjoy themselves without being judged.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?


How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Everyone sounds the same, its hard to tell who is who anymore. Be Different, I watched Americas Got Talent this year and I really enjoyed Courtney Hadwin not because she was super great but because she was different. She lost but I see now she has signed a recording deal.

What do you think of Drooble?

So Far So Good.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Equipment Failures, Members that come to practice unprepared!

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Yes I do, If I am not playing, I am usually out listening to other bands in the area. I enjoy hearing different music. One can always learn something from watching another frontman or musician.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Be Different and be SURE what you are putting out sounds GOOD!