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For fans of Eric Clapton, John Mayer & Mark Knopfler

Run Along is a tribute to a few of Kenny's favourite guitarists, particularly, guitarists that inspired him to pick up a guitar for the first time.


Kenny shares the following insight ...


The first verse of the song describes my search for the blues. I could recognise a blues tune, as something that I wanted to create. I knew it as the sound I loved, but I never knew about different genres and therefore hadn't been properly introduced to "the blues". "Looking for a man with an old song" is exactly what I mean. Looking for that stereotypical old man, sitting on his New Orleans porch, smoking a Marlboro and playing the blues, telling me what it means to be a blues musician. This is a recurring dream I've had, over and over and I blame the 1988 movie "Crossroads" for this.


The second verse is made up, just as the rest of the song's verses, of four lines. These four lines, though, are direct references to four of my favourite guitarists/songs. Each of these songs had a direct influence on my playing style:


"Powder never was my thing" by Eric Clapton "Cocaine" (J.J. Cale)

"Tried to snap my little wing" by Jimi Hendrix "Little Wing" 

"Not one of the sultans learned to swing" by Mark Knopfler "Sultans of Swing

"I'm not one for slow dancing" by John Mayer "Slow Dancing in a Burning Room" 


The rest of the song is about a sense of urgency I feel. We're all getting older, we're all running out of time. Time waits for no man. Constantly running. If you want to get your stuff done, whatever that may be, you better Run Along. Get it done while you can.


Producer and contributing artist Evert Snyman adds that "With Run Along I followed what Kenny's guitar did. We ended with up with more of sleazy feel with the claps and low piano bits. The main thing I always try to do is make the instrumentation compliment the song. Kenny sang beautifully as always so it was quit easy to put together."

Artist: Kenny Hughes

Country: South Africa

Track: Run Along (03:40)

No Explicit Lyrics

Genre: Blues Rock

Release Date: Friday 16 July 2021

Independent UPC: 198000598877

ISRC: ushm82112553

Music & Lyrics by Kenneth Hughes

Performed by Kenneth Hughes & Evert Snyman

Produced by Evert Snyman

PR by Devographic Music Media, PR, Events & Artist Management

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I remember when I was young

Looking for a man with an old song

Fell asleep while their shows were on

Found my keys in their own tone


Powder never was my thing

They tried to snap my little wing

Not one of the sultans learned to swing

No I'm not one for slow dancing


So ... Run along now

Run along now

Run along now

I'm not one for slow dancing


Ain't time enough to learn it all

Sometimes we stand before we can crawl

They've got a place both big and small

Keep your head up boy proud and tall


This ain't the place for fear and doubt

When all your wrongs were disavowed

Brace yourself it might get loud

Don't you know your time is running out


So ... Run along now

Run along now

Run along now

I'm not on for slow dancing

Blues and the open road, where inspiration and the muse may lead my passion ... lead me to you ... the world is my stage! I am Kenny Hughes, a travelling Blues musician from South Africa and I want to perform for you, so do not hesitate to get in contact for a booking
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