Poet, philospher, book publisher, editor, writer, photographer, recording executive, record label owner, performer, songwriter,
contractor, business entreupeneur, Kenneth Harper Finton has done it all and continues to do it all!
The Fintons are not newcomers to the music business. Kenny Finton has been performing and writing successful songs since age
eighteen, beginning with folk roots music where he performed and wrote songs for The Finton Brothers. Kenny played the eastern
and midwest circuit –- The Cafe Wha (New York), Mother Blues (Chicago), The Lemon Tree (Dayton), the Monmarte (Chicago),
and numerous other clubs on the folk circuit. Kenny’s close friends in the music business were instrumental in encourging
him to contunue with his writing and performing, Doug Kershaw (The Ragin’ Cajun), the Sonny Osborne of the Osborne Brothers,
some founding members of the Buffalo Springfield and a loose jug band that played in Dayton, Ohio that later became The Lovin’
Kenny eventually moved from Chicago to New York City and immediately got a 3 years deal as a staff songwriter with Big Seven
Music on Tin Pan Alley. There he was introduced to other writers and producers and worked as a writer and producer for Atlantic
Records, Roulette Records and RCA. At that time, Tommy James and the Shondells, Brook Benton, Aretha Franklin, Billy Vera,
and the Sand Pebbles were major recording artists with these companies and Kenny was right in the thick of it all, producing,
writing and coming up with new sounds and material for both himself and the stable of well known recording artists.
Even then, Kenny’s music was lauded as a ‘breath of fresh air’ in a somewhat stale New York musical environment.
After Big Seven Music, THE FINTONS met and teamed up with RCA’s chief engineer, Bill Porter (who recorded such legends
as Elvis Presley and Roy Orbison), and Roger Miller’s keyboard player (who also recorded EXODUS) to record an album
in Louisville, Kentucky. Bill Porter was highly impressed with the music and wanted to add his professional touch to the productions.
This collaboration awakened THE FINTONS and caused them to get back into the business of music.
Now, The Fintons are willing and ready for the world stage with great new songs that sound like they have been hits for years
and hypnotic vocals reminiscent of some of the great singers of yesteryear (The Everly Brothers, Gene Pitney, Roy Orbison,
Sonny James). With Chaya, the vocal blend reaches new levels reminiscent of the Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris.
Listen up and enjoy! The Finton’s story is a once-in-a-lifetime tale.