George Kinney

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Gender MALE
Occupation Musician/Writer
Location Austin, TX, United States
Introduction Begin playing music seriously at age 16 on the drag at UT Austin on the sidewalk in front of folk clubs where, Allen Dameron, Jerry Jeff Walker, and Townes Van Zandt were beginning their careers. Kinney joined the band, Chelsea, (1966) as lead singer, singing cover versions of songs by the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, and Bob Dylan. In 1968 Kinney formed The Golden Dawn and recorded an album, POWER PLANT, produced and distributed by International Artists. Returning to Texas in 1972 Kinney formed the rock band, Headstone, and played venues in Austin and Houston. In 1973, Kinney moved to Nashville and was hired as lead singer in a musical documentary produced by Johnny Cash. The work was titled “The Kingston Springs Suite”. During the eighties, formed the band “Benny and the Jags” which enjoyed a small but loyal following, playing at Joe’s Generic Bar and other 6th Street venues in Austin. From 1994 to present, Kinney’s musical appearances have included most of the Austin venues. In addition, Kinney has been a regular performer at the famous Houston blues hotspot. Kinney’s current band, returning full circle, is The New Riders of The Golden Dawn.
Interests Horses, Music, Cultural Anthropology, Psychological Evolution
Favorite Movies Medicine Man, Avatar
Favorite Music George Kinney, Bob Dylan, Rolling Stones, Beatles
Favorite Books Bandit King

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