Lisa Kindred

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Lisa Kindred is an American folk and blues singer.

Kindred, born in Buffalo,[1] was a figure in the Greenwich Village/Cambridge folk scene of the 1960s; she played with Bob Dylan and other folk singers, playing at the Cafe Wha?,[2] Club 47, The Bitter End and other venues.

Kindred's debut album, I Like It This Way, was released on Vanguard Records in 1965. Her second album was to have been released on Vanguard in 1966 under the title Kindred Spirit,[3] but the master tapes were stolen[4][5] and delivered to Mel Lyman, a musician in the backing band and soon-to-be leader of the Mel Lyman Family. The album was only released four years later on Warner Bros./Reprise Records under the aegis of the Lyman Family, titled American Avatar - Love Comes Rolling Down. The album cover showed a picture of Lyman, not Kindred.[4][5]

That was Kindred's last album on a major label. She became a long-time fixture on the San Francisco bar scene, appearing on occasional compilations[3] and two self-released albums, Steppin' Up In Class (2003) and Blues and Beyond (2013).


  1. ^ "Lisa Kindred Bio". Lisa Kindred official website. Retrieved September 20, 2013. 
  2. ^ "CAFÉ WHA?". Bob Dylan's Musical Roots. Retrieved September 20, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Lisa Kindred Discography". Stefan Wirz. Retrieved September 20, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Felton, David (1971). "The Lyman Family's Holy Siege of America (Part IV:Days of Wrath on the Western Front)". Rolling Stone (99): 40–46. Retrieved September 19, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Lundborg, Patrick (2004). "Woody Guthrie on Acid". Ugly Things (22): 114–117. Retrieved September 19, 2013. 

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