Mona Lisa interviews Kenny Passarelli on Sunday, July 23 at 12:20 pm on Canción Mexicana.

They’ll be talking about the Spanish songs that he has written and also his gig, “Forever Now” at Dazzle at Baur’s on Wednesday, July 26.

We’ll be sharing Kenny’s story of writing music for Latin markets and how growing up in Colorado and listening to music in Spanish with his father as a boy greatly inspired his writing and career! Kenny’s music has been recorded in Mexico by Pedro Fernandez and the song, “Estaba Escrito” was used in a long-running telenovela in Brazil.

Kenny is a Colorado music legend whose prolific career has spanned many decades and audiences. Amy Loper, Kenny’s partner is a phenomenal lyricist and vocalist, who after a very successful career as an attorney here in Denver, decided to join Kenny on his musical journey.

Most Colorado rock & roll fans associate Kenny with hits like “Rocky Mountain Way”, which he co-wrote with Joe Walsh, and Elton John’s classics, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” and “Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word.  Kenny was Elton’s bassist from 1974 – 76 and worked with Dan Fogelberg, Hall & Oates, Stephen Stills, and Cat Stevens to mention only a few.

Colorado Music Hall of Fame inductee Kenny Passarelli has worked with some of the most famous singers in rock and pop. But Amy Loper, the other half of a duo they’ve dubbed Forever Is Now, is easily the most unlikely vocal partner in his storied career. Continue reading the story on Westword.

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