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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Donald Kinsey Band at River City Slim's 11/21

When not fronting his longtime band across the Midwest with his brothers in The Kinsey Report, Donald makes his home in the Grand Rapids area. One thing leads to another and now Donald has his own project going on, The Donald Kinsey Blues Band, in which he utilizes local talent. For those of you who are unfamiliar, Kinsey spent his formative years as band leader for blues /soul giant Albert King. He then went on to record/perform/tour with Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, and his late father, Lester "Big Daddy" Kinsey. The Kinsey Report made a home at Alligator records (Chicago) for many years. Cut to 1989: The Kinsey Report is scouted and considered for an opening slot on a North American tour with the Rolling Stones. Donald has worked with Albert Collins, sung with Chris Robinson (Black Crowes) on a tune called "I Take What I Want" from Crossing Bridges (pictured), and Kinsey recently invited David Hidalgo (Los Lobos) onstage at Buddy Guy's Legends blues club in Chicago to jam with The Kinsey Report. Joining Kinsey on vocals and guitar will be Andy Ogrodzinski, along with Jim Shaneberger on bass, vocals, and Tim Cowart at the drum set. Visit www.rivercityslims.com for more info.

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