Where Are They Now:
Cash Wall got out of the music business when he left The Kendall Wall Band in 1993. He was employed by Canada Post until 1995 when he returned to his hometown of Springfield, Missouri. Although no longer in music he used his considerable artistic talent by working at a number of arts related jobs until finally taking a position at Bass Pro Shops in their stain glass division. He followed this career until his health failed in 2008. Cash Wall lost his battle with cancer in Feb.2009.
Gary Kendall returned to his position as bassist with The Downchild Blues Band in 1995 and continues to perform and record with that band today. In 2004 he started The Gary Kendall Band as a side project and began releasing recordings on his own independent label, 47 Records. To date he has two solo releases, Dusty & Pearl and Feels Real Strong. He has held the position as musical director of The Maple Blues Awards since 1999 and continues to work with a number of artists as a freelance musician and producer. He and his family live in Toronto. More information can be found at www.garykendall.com
Jeff Baker relocated to Truro, Nova Scotia after leaving The Kendall Wall Band to pursue a career outside of music. Today he lives happily in Truro with his wife Gloria and son Ben, working for IMP Group Ltd, Aerospace & Defense Division as a Senior Aeronautical Mechanical Designer/Draftsperson. Although no longer performing as a professional musician, Jeff still has a strong interest in the Blues, harmonica, drums and music in general.
Teddy Leonard lives with his family in London Ontario. Throughout his career he has performed with Colin Linden, Paul Reddick, The Johnny Max Band, Morgan Davis, Pork Belly Futures and 16 years as part of the multiple Juno and Maple Blues Award winning band Fathead. He continues to work on a number of music projects with Gary Kendall including The Maple Blues Awards, The Hogtown Allstars and bands led by David Vest and Robin Bank$. Teddy steps out front, taking the leaders role with his own band, The Pocket Rockets.
Richard Smyth is a guitar teacher in Toronto working out of his home studio and on staff at The 12th Fret Guitarist Pro Shop. He continues to have a lucrative career as an in demand sideman and band leader. Richard Smyth has released one independent solo recording, Sleight of Hand. More info at www.reverbnation.com/richardsmyth
Martin Alex Aucoin spent a number of years in Nashville playing sessions and touring before returning to Toronto to continue work as a solo artist and freelance sideman. His songwriting has been honored with Juno and Maple Blues nominations. So Far is the title of Martin`s first solo recording. More information at www.martinalexaucoin.com
Larry Bodnar (saxophone) and Duncan McBain (drums), the two additional musicians who worked on The Kendall Wall Band`s recording The Way We Was continue to pursue careers in music in Toronto
Bob ”Cadillac Eddy” Adams has worked in television production for years and continues to perform occasionally in the Toronto area.
Chris Burgess has teamed up with his brother Tyler to form The Burgess Bros. They will release their first recording in 2013.
Kevin Higgins teaches blues guitar in Toronto and works as a freelance musician.
Mike McKenna continues his long career as a well known Canadian Blues guitarist and band leader.
John Cleveland Hughes, although a professional working musician, John was a regular player sitting in at The Black Swan Blues Matinee jam sessions in it`s final years. He replaced Jeff Baker to become a member of Kendall Wall in the last four months of the band`s existence. Sadly, John passed away in 2010.