Five Firsts: Kendra Shank

May 7th, 2014, 10:00 am by Greg
Kendra Shanks

Kendra Shank

Photograph by J Hunter

NAME: Kendra Shank
BAND AFFILIATION: Kendra Shank & John Stowell
1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … Hmmm – hard to remember. When I was five years old, I remember dancing in the living room to the Beatles’ hit 45 of “I Want to Hold Your Hand” (wearing a Beatles wig and playing air guitar) in 1963. (And now I’ve given away my age…) But I didn’t buy that record, my parents did. The first record I bought myself was probably by Joan Baez when I was 13. I don’t remember the title, but she performed folk songs solo with guitar, and “Wildwood Flower” was on it. I learned to play guitar listening to that record.

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