Kenny "Beedy Eyes" Smith - drums, vocals

By the time he was in his early 20's, Kenny had already toured the world and recorded with artists like Pinetop Perkins, Homesick James, Billy Boy Arnold, Henry Townsend, Junior Wells and Jimmy Rogers. Son of the legendary Willie "Big Eyes" Smith (Muddy Waters' drummer from 1968-1981),  Kenny first performed with Muddy Waters at age 7.  Today "Beedy Eyes" is arguably the best and most in-demand blues drummer in the world.  Nicknamed the "human-metronome," he is a natural at laying down the nasty, back street shuffles he learned at his father's feet.

(Photo by Michel Verlinden)