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Weekend guide: The Kids are all right

Weekend guide: The Kids are all right

Much like the genesis of his band’s debut album, a conversation with Kids vocalist and bassist Joshua Diaz is a series of twists and turns, paths he’s been down before, and unfamiliar ones that come with the territory of publicizing a new venture.

There is a lot of ground to cover: Raised in Davie, where he was home-schooled, Diaz rode bucking broncs in the rodeo for a few years, before giving in to music. His artistic influences are more literary than musical, and his reading is mostly theological, beginning with “Dangerous Wonder” by Mike Yaconelli. He values his faith, but makes clear that Kids is not a Christian band.

What shines through along the way is a generous spirit,...