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Kendi Jean named Female Artist of the Year at the Texas Internet Radio Awards After Single Goes #1 

Kendi Jean & The Velvet Smokeshow is a Texas Americana, "Rock & Soul" band with an eclectic & alluring mix of original content and covers that all get simmered in our own sauce. Kendi is a 13-time charting songwriter & She and her Smokeshow  play all over Texas (200+ shows a year), have headlined a couple of festivals,  and have been curating their sound on stage after stage along the way. If you like artists like Band Of Heathens, Lukas Nelson, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Marcus King, Chris Stapleton, and Margo Price, you will pick up what this band is throwing down. 

Kendi's rich vocals have been compared to Carrie Underwood, Janis Joplin, and Bonnie Raitt, but like any artist she likes to think her sound & style is uniquely her own. The Smoking Gun Tour begins  2.16.24 ... when the single is due to release. Smoking Gun is the first single of her album that will be out July of 2024. What happens after that? You will have to follow along and see...

Live performance clips 

SOME SINGLES THAT MADE THE CHARTS

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