Harmonica Hinds has performed in the Chicago land area since the early 1970s.
He performed in the house band at Theresa’s Lounge. Other members of the band included Junior Wells, Sammy Lawhorn, John Primer, Earnest Johnson, Nate Applewhite and Muddy Waters Jr.
Hinds made appearances on the albums of Koko Taylor, Brenda Taylor, Lefty Dizz, Moose Walker, John Primer, Eddie Taylor Jr., Mud Morganfield , Willie Buck and Shun Shunsuke Kikuta, Bruce Felten.He self-produced three CDs:Harmonica Hinds-Finally,Harmonica Hinds-Anything if I could and Harmonica Hinds with guitar-If Speed was just a Thought.
He had a role as a harmonica player in the Black Ensemble’s Theater production of “Muddy Waters, Hoochie Coochie Man”.
As a member of the New Generation of Chicago Blues, he performed in the 1977 Berlin Jazz Festival, 1991 Burnley England Blues Festival, 1998 Park Tower Blues Festival in Tokyo, Japan. He also
performed at the 14th, 15th, 20th, 24th, 29th, 30th , 31st , 34th , 35th and 36th Chicago Blues Festivals. Performances also occured in The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Britain,
Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Austria, Greece, Brazil, Chile, Canada(Ottawa,Mont-Tremblant, Toronto, Hamilton, Victoria, Thunder Bay) and Curacao.
Harmonica Hinds has many friends and acquaintances in the blues community. He has shared the stage with Pinetop Perkins, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, Louisiana Red, Louis Myers, Dave Myers, Willie Dixon, Magic Slim, Fred Below, Willie Kent and a host of others.
Harmonica Hinds continuously performs solo(with guitar and harmonica on a rack), as a duo(when he'll have another guitarist accompany him) or with his band throughout venues across the Chicago land area. He can be seen on a regular basis at Buddy Guy’s Legends. His performances remain up-beat and soulful. He remains vibrant and enthusiastic as he sings tunes heavily influenced and taught by Little Walter, Louis Myers, James Cotton, and Sonny Terry.
THE SOUTH SIDE OF CHICAGO
Chicago, Illinois 60620