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CRAIG KINSEY – SATURDAY, 8/30 @ 3PM

Roots Americana with New Orleans brass, beat up piano, strings, fiddle, and poetic, stirring lyrics that hearken to Keats, Rambeau, and Kerouac, tied to together to sound like Charlie Chaplin movies look.

Born a full turn from the white picket fences of America, Craig Kinsey was raised on Southern lore from a family of moon shiners. His teenage years were spent train hopping, walking, and driving across the country in search of ‘the old days’ Guthrie, Kerouac, and John Lee Hooker.’ This seeking out the marrow of life led him into the great silence of a monastery and out again into music’s center stage.

Growing up, Kinsey explains, meant living the hobo and prophet’s life that was so captivating in the stories his Grandmother would tell. ‘I heard it all around kitchen tables, where there was usually money, playing cards, and knives.’ This love for ‘the story’ sparked a personal study of old music, poetry, and history. He found a common thread running through works like The Underground by Dostoevsky, the French film Les Enfant Du Paradise, and American classics like The Moviegoer and Freaks. Art and a deep living of life lead Kinsey down another unusual bend.

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