Mike McKenna (musician)

Mike McKenna (Musician)

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Mike McKenna (musician)

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Mike McKenna (born April 15, 1946, Toronto, Canada) is a professional Canadian rock / blues guitarist He is headliner for the Mike McKenna Band.

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Known largely for his slide guitar playing, McKenna began playing professionally in the early 1960s in Yorkville where he formed the group Luke & The Apostles. McKenna was one of the first Toronto rock guitar players to play a hollow body while most rock musicians were still playing solid bodies (for example Stratocasters and Telecasters). McKenna got a particularly rich sound by playing through 200 watt Marshall Plexi stacks and using banjo strings on the high end to make note bending easier (a trick he learned through Robbie Robertson - then playing with The Hawks and backing Ronnie Hawkins). Mckenna has worked with such artists as; Robbie Robertson,

Luke and the Apostles were asked to open for Jefferson Airplane and The Grateful Dead by Bill Graham (of Fillmore East / Filmore West fame) for a week long stint at Toronto's...
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