One year ago we said goodbye to Kenny Shields, our friend, bandmate and frontman for 40 years.
The end of an era.
We went through a helluva lot of life together
Good times, bad times, memorable times.
In his prime, Kenny was as good as anyone on the planet at what he did an a legion of loyal fans across the years would give credence to that claim.
Kenny’s unique voice helped give Streetheart it’s own identity, it’s own sound.
His ability to work an audience was a thing of legend and he was a big influence on a number of other singers not only vocally but also, on how they approached their business of fronting a band.
Kenny was a one of a kind talent and we were all fortunate to have had him in our lives.
It’s been a profound year…
We thank all of those who have shown us so much support during the last 365 days.
Thank you for all the kindness and love you have extended towards Kenny and his family throughout this time.
We also want to acknowledge everyone in the media and at radio for always treating us with respect and dignity.
You have all displayed a level of class and compassion that we are most grateful for.
Speaking of gratitude, we are very lucky to have such great fans who have stayed right here with us.
We know how much Kenny meant to you as he did to us.
We hope that you will always celebrate the memory and legacy of Kenny with joy and remember all those good times that we shared.
Here’s to life.
Live it well and live it fully friends.
We know that Kenny would want you to do just that.
We’d like to let you know that we have a small number of Streetheart’s “40” Vols. I&II vinyl LP’s remaining in stock. This was a limited edition run of 1000 copies of each and we are down to the last remaining copies so if you would like to own a set yourself, don’t hesitate to go to our online webstore and order yours. http://www.streetheart.ca/?page_id=161
We have had a lot of requests about Streetheart’s Live After Dark double live album. We are currently in discussions about that and, it being the 35th anniversary of that release this year, we hope to have some good news on that to share with you soon.
We hope 2018 is going well for each and everyone one of you. We will keep you posted with any new news that we have for you as we move forward. Wishing everyone the very best and our thanks for all the suppport that has been shown for Streetheart over the recent months. It has been most gratefully appreciated.
Happy BD Kenny…
You will always be missed.
You will never be forgotten.
RIP dear friend.
Our sincere thanks to every one of you who have reached out to us today sending along your best thoughts and wishes along with posting your personal memories and tributes to Kenny.
You are all in our hearts.
We would like to thank everyone at the Saskatoon Musicians’ Association Local 553 for honouring Kenny Shields as part of their Gala Showcase this year. Kenny’s wife Elena and Jeff Neill have been invited to take part in the presentation of The Kenny Shields Special Recognition Award for distinguished service to the professional arts on Thursday, October 5th.
Kudos to everyone @ Local 553 and a special thanks to Warren Rutherford for all his help in arranging for us to be a part in this special evening. You have shown class and respect in formally acknowledging one of Saskatchewan’s most enduring artists and we are most grateful to be a part of this event.
“The Saskatoon Musicians’ Association is proud to announce the formal dedication of our annual Local 553 Special Recognition Award for distinguished service to the professional arts, in honour of Kenny Shields, as part of our Gala Showcase 2017 show being held Thursday, October 5th. at The Bassment in Saskatoon. (202 4th Ave. N. ). Kenny joined the Saskatoon Musicians’ Association in 1971, and was an active member of Local 553 of the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada through the year 2009.”
Kenny Shields Day.
Our sincere gratitude to the Hon. Christine Tell and the Government of Saskatchewan for proclaiming Sept. 06, 2017 as Kenny Shields Day throughout Saskatchewan. Thank you for officially recognizing this unforgettable man, a true world class talent and, a lifelong friend.
Kudos to Eric Anderson for spearheading this effort to honour and pay tribute to one of Canada’s great musical talents.
You will always be missed.
You will never be forgotten.
Photo courtesy of Lynn Latozke.
Tuesday, Aug. 29/2017.
When a picture is worth several thousand words…
To each and every one of of our loyal fans across Canada, many who made long journeys to join us last Tuesday to pay tribute to our dear friend Kenny Shields.
It has been our great honour and privilege to play music for you for the last 40 years.
We know Kenny was smiling down on us all.
Photos courtesy of Bruce Jacobs.
Hello again friends…
Kudos the promoters of the Winnipeg Classic RockFest for all their efforts in presenting an evening of great R&R to celebrate the life and legacy of the legendary Kenny Shields on Tuesday Aug. 29th at Shaw Park, Winnipeg MB.
We are very honoured to have Mike Reno, Paul Dean, Matthew Frenette and Ken Spider Sinnaeve from Loverboy make time in their busy summer schedule to fly in and be a part of what will be a most special evening to pay tribute to our dear brother and bandmate.
We look forward to featuring a number of talented friends during the evening including two of Winnipeg’s premiere vocalists, Paul McNair and Lisa Windsor. We will also be joined during the set by longtime pals, Honeymoon Suite, George Belanger, Chris Burke-Gaffney, Catherine St Germain and Donny Parenteau who want to pay tribute to Kenny as well at this once in a lifetime event.
Our sincere thanks to everyone who is involved with bringing this show to life, who have offered their services and, to each and everyone of you out there who have shown so much love and support for Kenny and his family over these past weeks. As our dear friend Howard Mandshein always so eloquently states, “It will be one for the ages!”.
We look forward to seeing you there. Have a great weekend everyone.
Just wanted to let you all know that we will be having a Celebration Of Life for Kenny Shields on Wednesday, Aug. 30th at the Club Regent Event Centre. The doors will be at 7:00pm with the COL beginning at 8:00pm. It is an all ages event for anyone who might be wondering about that.
This event will be taking place the day after our memorial show for Kenny as part the Winnipeg Classic RockFest.
We are so very grateful for all the love and support that has been extended to all the Streetheart family from so many of you across the country. Your support has given us something to lean on during this difficult time.
Our sincere thanks to Kelly Berehulka and everyone at the Club Regent Casino for continuing to display the class and character that they have always shown us over the years.
It will be a most memorable day to celebrate together, the life and times of our dear friend and, one of the truly great icons of the Canadian music industry.
We want to thank each and every one of you for all the kindness, respect and love shown for our dear friend and bandmate Kenny Shields over the weekend and the days leading up to Friday morning’s sad news.
We also want thank everyone in the media from CBC, CTV, all the radio stations/personalities and print sources that featured stories on Kenny’s passing. You all displayed a level of class and caring that we are most grateful for.
A special thank you goes out to all our musical colleagues who extended their condolences and best wishes.
Our sincere gratitude to you all for your support during this time. We know how much it has meant to Kenny’s family and to all of us in the Streetheart family.
Much love to you all… xox.