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The Band

noahhuntNOAH HUNT – Lead Vocals
A native of Cincinnati Ohio, Noah has a deep past as a musician, songwriter and vocalist. Noah's musical journey began at the age of four when he started taking piano lessons and sang in church choir. While in college he formed a very popular Cincinnati based band Uncle Six and recorded four albums. It was in 1998 that Noah was tapped to be the lead singer for the KWSBand where his signature vocals have been an integral part of the band's success for the past thirteen years.








chrislaytonCHRIS LAYTON – Drums
Originally from Corpus Christi, TX, Chris moved to Austin Texas in 1975, and three years later joined the newly formed Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble. Following the tragic death of Stevie, Chris and bassist Tommy Shannon joined Charlie Sexton and Doyle Bramhall II and formed the Arc Angels. Several years later Chris and Tommy formed another Austin based band Storyville. Arguably the best shuffle drummer in the business, Chris "Whipper" Layton has been a part of the KWS family since he joined Kenny in the studio to record Ledbetter Heights. Since then Chris has played on Trouble Is, Live On, the 10 Days Out: Blues from the Backroads documentary, Live In Chicago and now How I Go. Chris began touring with the KWSBand in 2006.





tonyfranklinTONY FRANKLIN – Bass
The names of few bassists over the past two decades have become more synonymous with the fretless bass guitar than that of Tony Franklin, the FRETLESS MONSTER! The newest addition to the KWSBand, Tony is a born performer who first took the stage at age 5, Franklin got his big break in 1984 as bassist in stellar supergroup the Firm, with guitar legend Jimmy Page, vocalist Paul Rodgers and drummer Chris Slade (AC/DC, Manfred Mann's Earth Band). After two hit albums with the Firm, Franklin subsequently performed with Blue Murder (John Sykes, Carmine Appice), David Gilmour, Kate Bush, Whitesnake, Donna Lewis, Pat Travers and many others. An in-demand session bass ace, he has appeared on more than 150 albums.








rileyosbournRILEY OSBOURN – B-3 & Keyboards
From Austin Texas, Riley is a much sought after studio keyboard player having recorded on over one-hundred albums in his career. Riley has toured with the likes of Lyle Lovett and Willie Nelson and has been on the road and in the studio with the KWSBand since 2007.