BackAlley News: Want to See Someone Famous?

BackAlley News: Want to See Someone Famous?

If you Google Kent Gill, the first thing that pops up is his website. Yes, he actually has his own website This man is no stranger to fame and certainly no stranger to DeSoto Parish. You can be up close and personal to our famous native at our first show in September.

Kent has been playing and writing music pretty much his whole life while growing up on a farm in southwest Louisiana. He helped his dad with the crops, and played guitar and wrote music as often as he could. He credits traditional country and gospel as his main musical influence, flavored with a measure of rockabilly, early rock and roll, and Cajun.

He landed a job playing guitar with country singer David Houston within months of graduating high school, and hasn’t looked back. Kent toured the U.S., Canada, Norway, England and Wales, playing with David at venues including the Grand Ole Opry, the Big D Jamboree, the Wheeling Jamboree, and the Wembley Festival in the U.K.



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