Kinny Abair

Vocals, Guitar

Birth Name:  Herbert William McKinney

Date of Birth:  October 16, 1938    Refugio, TX

Date of Death:  February 15, 2003    Houston, TX

Place of Burial:  Community Cemetery

                         West Commons Street @ Santiago

                         Refugio, TX 78377

Has Marker:  Unknown

Grave Location:  Unknown


A Very Good Day - A Tribute to Sam "Lightnin' Hopkins, A.D. Records (KAB-1)

Saturday Night at Rockefeller's: Live Texas Blues Party, 1992, Collectables (COL-5288)

Philippe LeJeune, Live at Blue Moon, Black And Blue (59.218 2)


Abram, Lynwood. “Deaths: Kinny Abair, active in city’s jazz scene for many years.” Houston Chronicle, Wednesday, February 19, 2003. Accessed April 16,


Fraher, James. Blues is a Feeling: Voices and Visions of African-American Blues Musicians. Mount Horeb, WI: Face to Face Books, 1998.

Govenar, Alan. Texas Blues: The Rise of a Contemporary Sound. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2008.

Lomax, John Nova. “Last Frights,” Houston Press, Thursday, February 27, 2003.

     Accessed April 15, 2017.

Wood, Roger and James Fraher. Down in Houston. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2003.


A Never Ending Song…Celebrating the Life of Kinny Abair, funeral program, Wednesday, February 19, 2003, Shape Community Center,

     Houston, TX.

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