Beau Kinstler was born in Nebraska and kicked up dust all over the midwest before settling in St. Paul. After he graduated from St. Paul Central High School, he studied studio arts at the University of California in Davis. While he was in California, Kinstler started recording his first CD, Positive. He moved to Minneapolis in 2002. He's been traveling with his band, the Backbone, and he's been playing regularly at the 400 Bar. His latest album, Ocean was released in 2005.