The Kinsey Report

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When a blues band works together as long as the Kinsey brothers have, they develop a special kind of musical communication. On stage or in the studio, each member seems to instinctively know where the others are going, and the entire unit responds like a perfectly-tuned Porsche. The Kinsey Report plays scalding contemporary blues with exactly that sort of intuitive teamwork. Brothers Donald (guitar and vocals), Ralph (drums) and Kenneth Kinsey (bass) have been making music together for most of their lives, and their incendiary attack is a product of those years of unity. Ralph has been playing the drums since he was 5 years old and Donald started playing guitar in clubs around their hometown of Gary, Indiana when he was 13, and was 19 when he hit the road with Albert King. Donald later went on tour and recorded with both Bob Marley and Peter Tosh before returning to the blues and reuniting with his brothers in 1984. Big Daddy Kinsey fronted the band and Kenneth assumed his role as bass player. After coming to the attention of Alligator Records in 1988 the brothers released their first solo album (without Big Daddy), “Edge Of The City,” and burst upon an unsuspecting blues world leaving fans and critics open-mouthed with amazement. Their remarkable success led to three W.C. Handy Award nominations that same year. With the release of their 1998 Alligator album, “Smoke And Steel,” featuring their blistering brand of street smart, modern, funky blues-rock, the Kinsey Report has blazed a modern trail of powerful, original music that grabs both die-hard blues fans and rockers who love supercharged guitar and bone-shaking vocals.