Country Punk Pioneer Tony Kinman Dead at 63
Country punk musician, composer, and producer Tony Kinman has died at the age of 63 following a battle with cancer, his brother Chip Kinman shared on Facebook. He was a founding member of California punk band the Dils, Austin-based country punk band Rank & File, as well as Blackbird, and Cowboy Nation.
Tony was born in 1956. He grew up in the San Diego area, where he and his brother Chip eventually formed punk band the Dils in the late ’70s. The band released several singles on 7”, and later performed their song “You’re Not Blank” during the battle of the bands…