Kenny Haerr
Lead Guitar and Vocals

At the age of 10 years old and in the fifth grade, Kenny was riding in the car with his Mom on his way home from school. During the ride he said in passing that he'd like to learn to play the guitar. Before he knew it he was in an after-school guitar class--the only boy in the class with about 8 other girls learning to play "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" with one-finger chords. Not really what he had in mind. Three weeks was about all he could take. Baseball was much more important!

Fast forward to the seventh grade where Kenny met up with life-long best friend Eric Rankin who could, amazingly enough, play both the guitar and piano. Kenny thought this was cool. Eric taught Kenny the basics of guitar that laid the foundation for their first band "KREEM" which gigged regularly in each member's family garage and occasional house party. This band evolved into the first edition of "Hit and Run" during his high school years, performing for after-school dances and parties. A few years into the evolution of "Hit and Run", Kenny's brother Rob, currently of The Ravelers fame, joined the band as the new drummer, tightening up the rhythm section in a group that would go on to become a successful draw in local nightclubs of the late 1970s. Ironically, LCR's venerable keyboardist-vocalist Matt Snyder played in another local band that competed with "Hit and Run" in Battle-of-the-Bands competitions held at Claremont High School. Little did they know at the time, Kenny and Matt would become band-mates and good friends nearly fifteen years later.

The 1980s would see Kenny and brother Rob make a serious attempt at the big-time in a rock group named "Max Badger" that played a variety of cover tunes and original music in Southland nightclubs and KMET-FM 94.7 radio station promotional parties. "Max Badger's" original music was given air-time on KMET-FM "The Mighty Met" on two separate occasions. Showcase performances for major record labels were common for "Max Badger", as well as opportunities to jam with industry legends Les Dudek, Sly Stone, Tim Bogert of "Vanilla Fudge", and Paul Kingery of "Three Dog Night". By 1983, "Max Badger" had dissolved.

From 1984 to 1988 Kenny played with two other groups, "Endangered Species" and "The Wise Guys", playing Top 40, R&B, Oldies, Country, Classic Rock, and Blues in nightclubs and restaurants throughout Southern California. During this time, Kenny concentrated on completing his Bachelor's of Science Degree in Business Administration from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, graduating in 1985.

In 1990, Kenny was invited to join the LCR Band as the lead guitarist and vocalist. He lives in Claremont with his son, Preston and his daughter, Parker. He owns Upland Loudspeaker Service that he founded in 1988, and also manages a Little League Baseball team. Kenny is engaged to be married in the near future, to his fiance, Deborah.