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“St. Louis singer Kenny DeShields is one of those artists who has found a comfortable niche for himself between secular and sacred music. You'd just as easily find him performing in a nightclub as in a church. "Just because I'm in a club doesn't mean I won't do a Christian theme," DeShields says. "I read the crowd and get a feel for where they are. I want to make sure whatever I do is a good fit. "I'm a lover and student of music of all styles, and what you see is what you get. It comes from an honest place, and it all means something to me, whether its Christian or secular. I don't just do stuff for the sake of music. It has to come from the heart. People can tell the real from the fake." DeShields likes to call what he does 'soulternative." ”