rom the rollicking riffs of Big Daddy Kenny Williams guitar to the powerful vocals of Maria Kessler, Papermoon Gypsys is a fired up, energizing presence who pulls earthy music from its roots and breathes fresh, soulful, rock and roll life into them.
Based out of Dana Point, CA, Papermoon Gypsys features Kenny "Big Daddy" Williams who fronts the hot Orange County band vocal powerhouse Maria Kessler. Since June of 2013 they have secured performances for the first Newport Beach Pop-Up Blues Festival, the Dana Point Food, Wine & Beer Craft Festival, the Real Blues Festival of Orange County, Woodystock, House of Blues, Coach House in San
Juan Capistrano, Del Mar Fair, Orange county Fair and the main stage at the 3rd Annual New Blues Festival and opened for such notables as BB King, Tab Benoit, Iron Butterfly, James Harman, Janiva Magnes, Bobby Rush, Kingfish and many more. Papermoon Gypsys will give you a big dose of Blues at it's core and a wild side of Rock and Roots added to create their own unique blend.
Kenny started playing at age 7 and went on to learn theory with jazz guitarist Mark Anthony. Kenny also studied a year with classical guitarist Roberto Torres. Later, before she was famous, he studied tapping with Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson) and before touring with country band, Big Sky, studied with telecaster maniac, Will Ray (Hellacastors).
During the 80′s Kenny made a name for himself on the Sunset Strip with heavy metal band, Defiant and had his song “Nightstalker” played on local radio KNAC. It was on solid rotation at hundreds of college stations around the country which put him in the encyclopedia Metellum also earned a degree in sound and video engineering. He attended at the Institute of Audio/Video Engineering.
These days he has succeeded in bringing a whole music scene to beach town Dana Point, with the city’s first music store and school. Even though there have been imitations, Kenny has tried to bring the quality of LA musicianship to Orange county. He has sought out the best of the best musicians and teachers to bring a quality of education that can’t be surpassed.
Kenny currently is the leader of the Papermoon Gypsys, in which he plays guitar along with Keyboardist Albert Margolis (The Meters, Ultimate Stones),Maria Kessler on vocals, Roger Beall on drums (New Blues Revolution), Joe Dolci on bass (Funk Station) and Walter Wagner on trumpet and trombone (2000 lbs. of Blues). The band has been taking the southern California area by storm winning two LA Critics awards and being placed in rotation around the world. Hitting number one in Argentina on the radio play recently.
The Papermoon Gypsys are ready to handle your next event with entertainment for the masses with their driving sound and family fun for all ages.