James Dean Kindle

Pendleton, OR

James Dean Kindle is a singer-songwriter-musician from Pendleton, OR. With his rock band The Eastern Oregon Playboys he has released 4 full length LPs and performed in venues ranging from rodeo arenas, prisons, children's birthday parties held in tattoo parlors, and symphonic concert halls. As a solo artist he has released a string of CD-Rs (in the early 00's), performed internationally in both Japan and Germany, and maintains a blog where he posts recordings-in-progress from the studio on a weekly basis. His newest project is working with his western swing/country jazz band, sometimes referred to as the Hyper Modern Country Quartet. Initially formed with pedal steel guitarist Roger Conley (formerly of The Countrypolitans), the HMCQ plays a mixture of James's original songs along with a few choice covers, influenced by western swing, honky tonk, modal jazz, lounge, and norteño. The band released a limited edition (20 copies), lathe cut 7" of the song "Lotus Blossom" in the summer of 2021. James and the HMCQ are currently in pre-production stage of their first album, which not see the light of day until 2022 considering how backed up vinyl production is.. In the meantime, you should catch them live.
James Dean Kindle