Kenny was born in Stockholm 1945 and started to play electric guitar in the early 60s inspired by bands like The Shadows and Spotnicks.
After that he has been heard in T-Bones, Baby Grandmother, Mecki Mark Men, Kebnekajse, Dag Vag, Bills Boogie Band and Psychedelic Dream.
He has also been heard on a long line of other Swedish artists albums and tours as f ex Cornelis Vreesvijk, Turid and Lisa Ekdahl.
It was actually on a tour with Cornelis Vreesvijk that Kenny discovered the Swedish folk music as one of the leading fiddlers was on the same tour. In pauses he learned Kenny a few well known folk tunes.
Kebnekajse later transformed the folk tunes into rock and later Kenny developed it further on his two solo albums.
Right from the start Kenny Håkansson has been recognized as one of Swedens finest and most personal guitarists and he is still carrying that epithet.