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Kim Lenz
Date of Publication -08 February 2009
Submitted by: kitti
Copyrights: Kim Lenz
Category: Modern Artists
Country: United States
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Female singers at the forefront of the rockabilly movement can be counted on one hand - Wanda Jackson and Janis Martin are probably the two most famous - but add to that list one red-hot (tressed) lady from Dallas who fronts one of the most-talked-about combos of that genre: Kim Lenz and her Jaguars.

Daughter of a rodeo queen, Kim Lenz became interested in rockabilly at an early age, influenced by the aforementioned Jackson and Martin - as well as Barbara Pittman - on the female side, and such honky-tonk standard-bearers as Johnny Carroll, Charlie Feathers, Johnny Horton, and Faron Young. Lenz grew up in Southern California, relocating to Dallas in 1994, and forming the band in 1996.

Since then, Kim Lenz and her Jaguars have taken off, becoming a buzz band not only in their native Texas, but all over the world-wide rockabilly circuit. Fans and critics alike rave about the band's live shows, sparked by Kim's energetic stage presence, powerful vocals, and drivin' rhythm guitar.

A four-track E.P., released in 1996, further fueled the excitement and in 1997, Kim Lenz was voted Best Female Vocalist by the Dallas Observer.

Band Members

Kim Lenz - vocals, rhythm guitar
Nick Curran - lead guitar
Scotty Tecce - drums
Shane Kiel - upright bass (not a permanent bass player)

Band/Artist Video


Up to My Old Tricks Again(2005)
Hightone Records
The One and Only(1999)
Hightone Records
Kim Lenz and her Jaguars(1998)
Hightone Music Group
Kim's first CD
Shake A Leg
Wormtone Records
Kim's debut 45rpm record

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05 September 2009
Comment by adrian_m

I saw Kim & the Jaguars perform twice: in April at Viva Las Vegas XII and in June in Chicago. Kim puts on as a good a live show as you will ever see, and having great musicians like Nick Curran, Jake Erwin and Scotty Teece doesn't hurt. IIf Kim comes to your town, run, don't walk to her show!

10 February 2009
Comment by rockin_bird

Rock'n'roll girl. Good look and great performances. Before could not believe that nowadays girls could rock!

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