Kenny Sequoia Lewis, hometown Eagle Point, and now a student at Lane Community College, is doing great things in music. He recently brought home the prestigious “Record of the Year” award from the Native American Music Awards.
Kenny who plays lead guitar for the Jan Michael Looking Wolf Band recorded the “Breakin Free” CD and played the main character in two music videos for the songs “You’re Not Alone” and “Addiction” from the named CD. The band received five nominations for this project: Record of the Year, Video of the Year, Single of the Year, Rock Album of the Year and Producer of the Year. They the most nominations for a single project at this year’s 12th Annual Native American Music Awards.
Kenny traveled to New York with the Jan Michael Looking Wolf Band and his new band “Sol Seed”. The band includes four young men from the Rogue Valley: Michael Lennon (Jacksonville), Michael Sorrensen (Medford), Benny Pezzano (Ashland) and Kenny Lewis (Eagle Point) and is currently recording a CD of their own. The Jan Michael Looking Wolf Band performed their song “You’re Not Alone” on stage at the NAMA show which was televised live Nov. 12 on the east coast and broadcast over the internet internationally. “Sol Seed” performed at the VIP after party directly following the NAMA show.
Whenever asked when he began playing guitar Kenny always replies, “I picked up the guitar for a 8th grade Eagle Point Junior High Living Legends project where I became BB King and never put it down.” Lewis, along with his “Sol Seed” brothers, recently relocated to Eugene, Oregon where he is attending Lane Community College and making music.