Craig Kinsey is a local Roots Americana musician that has New Orleans brass, beat up piano riffs and fiddle strums woven into his poetic, stirring lyrics.

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 talked of. 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.”

He has finished his record, American Roots and Machines off Splice Records. And he’s throwing a party with BUXTON and The Happen-Ins, and special guests Kam Franklin, and the Dem Damn Dames. And, there will be artwork by Heath Brodie on display and more fun things they think of. You’re gonna wanna to be at this one. And, you can go for free!

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For extra entries in the contest, you can follow @LaurenIgnited on twitter and / or RT any tweets I send out about the contest today. Contest ends at 8pm today and the Winner will be announced tonight. Good luck!! 

Fine Print and Such: Winner will be randomly selected from the list of blog subscribers. Extra entries are given to those that retweet, tweet, post or share the current week’s #WedFTW blog post with the hashtag #WedFTW. Each post will provide one extra entry into that particular week’s giveaway running. Rules subject to change. Tickets are not exchangeable. 

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