Donald Kinsey

Blues Guitar

Best known as a member of The Wailers,  reggae legend Bob Marley's band, Donald Kinsey is an Indiana-born guitarist with Blues roots. He is the son of famous Chicago Blues performer Big Daddy Kinsey, and by the time he was 13 was an accomplished guitarist playing with his dad around Gary as Big Daddy Kinsey and B.B. King Jr.


In 1971 at the age of 18, Kinsey played rhythm guitar for Albert King and performed with legends like Freddie King and Professor Longhair. He’s also toured and recorded with Peter Tosh and Roy Buchanan. In 1984, Kinsey formed the funky blues rock band The Kinsey Report with his brothers Ralph and Kenneth, as well as family friend Ron Prince. They still perform live today around the country and often can be found at Kingston Mines or Buddy Guy’s Legends.