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James Kinds has always possessed a powerful voice,
cutting his teeth on southern gospel and developing his own distinctive
style as a young man. Inspired by juke-joint blues and early rock n
roll, he left Mississippi for Chicago where he became a fixture on the
local music scene mixing blues with soul and awing audiences with his
explosive delivery and intense platform shoe high step routine. James
performs with the All-Night Riders, a hard hitting and versitile group
of rock n' rollers with a no nonsense and fresh approach to the blues.
Taking inspiration from a number of sources, they provide a unique
balance between now and then, tradition and vision.