Kerry Livgren


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Kerry Livgren (born in Topeka, Kansas, USA, September 18, 1949) is a guitarist and keyboardist, and the main songwriter, from the progressive rock band Kansas. He is the author of well-known hits such as Carry on Wayward Son and Dust in the Wind, as well as progressive rock classics like Song for America and Icarus - Borne on Wings of Steel. In his solo music he incorporates a lot of different styles with a sense of melody and a focus on Christian lyrics. His albums feature guests such as Ronnie James Dio, Steve Walsh, and his talented nephew Jake Livgren (who recently joined Kerry's current prog band Proto-Kaw, the pre-Kansas group that reformed after more than thirty years).

Besides music, Livgren has many other pursuits, as he explains: "I'm a family man, I have a role in my church, I'm running a record label, a studio, a production company, a farm, and I have more hobbies and interests than there are hours in the day." Read more about Kerry Livgren on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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