Linny Kenney is a Musician/Artist/Leather Worker from New Hampshire.
She attended Plymouth State University on a talent grant where she earned her B.A. in Music (Vocal Performance). She went on to continue her study of Classical and Musical Theater vocal styles at the Neil Semer Vocal Institute in Coesfeld, Germany and New York City.
Music was and continues to be a huge part of Linny’s life, but painting has always served as a calming, separate artistic avenue practiced alongside music. Linny apprenticed with “Chief Talking Beard”, a master leather worker, in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2007. Chief Talking Beard ran his leather business in British Columbia and later in Los Angeles, CA in the late 60′s and early 70′s and graciously handed down many of his out-of-production solid brass buckles to Linny.
Littleton, NH is currently the home of Linny Kenney Leather where custom guitar/bass straps, bags, belts, wallets, cuffs, and various other leather goods are hand crafted. After a 3,700 mile solo horseback ride with her beloved horse, Sojourner, and her partner, Walter, in the support truck, the shop uprooted from its previous California home and settled in to a lovely little place on the Ammonoosuc river.
The ride, which began on On March 1st, 2010, started in Los Angeles, California and ended 8 months and 14 days later in Bath, New Hampshire. The entire adventure was documented on Linny’s ride blog at www.linnykenney.blogspot.com. Many of Linny’s creations like the “wildflower belt” and flower cuffs were envisioned while slowly riding through the West’s incredible terrain in the Spring.
Most of Linny’s work is custom and very personal to the customer. The process involves a lot of communication between the designer (you) and Linny to create exactly what you are envisioning. Please visit the “contact” link to correspond with Linny directly about your design ideas.