He marked the news earlier in the week of R.E.M.’s breakup after 31 years by playing “Man on the Moon” from their 1992 album “Automatic for the People.”
He also invited fellow Columbia expat Lorrie Rivers to the stage again. The duo played a song Lorrie wrote for her ukulele, Madeleine, called “How to Love You More,” and they revisited their arrangement of Radiohead’s “Creep.” They also debuted their cover of the Pixies’ “Where is My Mind?” featuring Lorrie on the ukulele. (You can read about Kenley’s and Lorrie’s first performance together at The Cinema Bar here.)
There was an impressive contingent with ties to our native South Carolina: Ronnie Cleland, Kenley’s longtime friend and former drummer; Colin Penney, who is from Charleston, S.C., and attended the University of South Carolina; Matt Pearl, a Gamecocks fan who worked in Columbia before heading west; Matt Tyler, who attended USC and was sporting a Papa Jazz T-shirt (a landmark record store in Columbia’s Five Points district); and Hardy Childers, a Columbia luminary who was visiting Matt Tyler on his way back from Beijing, where he has been teaching English.
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Thanks to everyone for their support, including Kenley’s coworkers and our Sunday Food Night friends. A special thanks to Kenley’s boss Steve Miller and his wife, Sue, who chose to celebrate their wedding anniversary at Kenley’s show.
Kenley revealed during the show that he plans to return to The Jam Room studio to record when we visit Columbia in November. He’s hoping to get Pat Wall, Levi Gable and Cameron Gardner in the studio with him to record new songs including “Signal,” “Mary’s Field” and “New Lows.”
Check out Kenley’s music on his website.