Kim Richey

and friends
Melissa Cox (violin), Sal Bernardi (guitar)
George Wolfheart (mandolin), Alison Young (vocals)

Wednesday 26 January 2011

Another Intimate & Exclusive
Simply Sublime Sound Gallery Concert

104, quai de Jemmapes Paris 10

Songs as Sung
Every River - Chinese Boxes - I Will Follow – Fading - Careful how you go - Good Day Here - Not a Love Like Thiss
A Place Called Home - Sunday Morning Coming Down(Kristofferson)
Those Words We Said - Hello Old Friend – I Know
with guest Melissa*, Sal, George and Alison
Wreck Your Wheels – Cowards In A Brave New World - Straight as the Crow Flies – The Circus Song – I’m Alright

Word To The Wise - Bound For Nexico (Cake) - The Absence Of Your Company

"[Kim Richey] would rule the charts in a land where Marshall Crenshaw was king, Aimee Mann queen, and the The Beatles never put out another record after Revolver." Steve Horowitz,"Richey entices you with sad and unembellished music that reveals an original spirit - and then she ensnares you for keeps by making you consider all the noiseless sensations that no songs can ever contain."
Timothy White, Billboard Magazine

As Duke Ellington said, "There are only two kinds of music: good and bad." At a time when music is all about labels, it's refreshing to find an artist who doesn't easily fit into a box, who is broader than just one category, who is simply "good". Kim Richey is just such an artist.Two-time Grammy-nominated Kim is a storyteller; a weaver of emotions and a tugger of heartstrings. Tender, poetic and aching with life's truths, Kim's songs transport you to her world, where words paint pictures and melodies touch the soul. And then there's her voice. Pure, arresting and honest, her voice makes you take notice; Kim has the kind of voice where if emotions were ribbons, they'd be streaming in rainbow colours from your iPod. Her voice gives you goose bumps.The 15-year musical journey that has led Kim to her latest album, "Wreck Your Wheels" has been a dream run. Aside from her two Grammy nods, she has released five critically acclaimed albums; been listed in the Top 10 Albums of 1999 in US Time Magazine for her album "Glimmer", and been given 4 stars in Rolling Stone and named Alt-Country Album Of The Year in People Magazine for her album "Rise". She has written two Number 1s and four Top 10 hits in the USA and singles in the Top 50. She has had her songs recorded by the likes of Trisha Yearwood and James Morrisson among others; sung on albums by Ryan Adams, Shawn Colvin and Mary Chapin Carpenter and even appeared on a William Shatner record produced by Ben Folds. She's worked with producer legends such as Bill Bottrell (Sheryl Crow, Michael Jackson, Tom Petty) and Hugh Padgham (The Police, XTC, Peter Gabriel, David Bowie) as well as Giles Martin (The Beatles “Love”) and Steve Earle collaborator Richard Bennett, plus she's had her music featured in films and TV and has toured all over the world. Not bad for a girl from Ohio who was a teacher before realising she wanted to be a musician.Kim's sixth album, "Wreck Your Wheels" is a return to her more Americana roots. Heading back to Nashville to record with her touring band, this album was all about getting an organic, real sound: no auto-tune, no studio tricks - just five musicians in a room, playing together. "The core band on this record went out on the road with me for my last record, "Chinese Boxes", and they are friends," says Kim. "We had a great time making the record – we recorded all in the same room at the same time, which was very cozy. It's a small studio. We used the front seat of the producer's Honda pulled up next to the door as an isolation booth for the electric guitar amp."Lyrically driven and beautifully produced, "Wreck Your Wheels" is a record that gets into your head and heart and stays there. So does it matter whether it's Americana, Alt-country or Pop? We say, forget the labels. Just listen to the music. Decide for yourself.

Kim Richey

the encore
Sound Gallery
monday 1 november 2004

to see a video of kim & tim keegan live in the gallery
click on the photo below

a private concert

kim & tim

tim kim & kjb

guess who got the keys to the highway
photo courtesy tim keegan

comedian carey marx a few points with kim

The Circus Song - I Know - Tkose Words - This Love - Hello Old Friend
Lay It Down - Come Around - Fading - Hard to Say Goodbye
Every River - Straight as the Crow Flies - Off My Mind
Something to Say - Good Day Here - Girl In A Car
with Tim
I'm Alright - A Place Called Home

Kim Richey
Sunday 23 March 2003
in The Sound Gallery

and what a gallery of sound it was.
Spontaneous beauty!

find kim's cd "rise" on lost highway

those words - the circus song - every time you come around
this love -
just like the moon - when ye go away (waterboys)
it's a good day (with andy j forest) - lay it down
girl in a car (with andy j forest) - fading - every river
the way it never was - old friend - straight as the crow flies
i'm alright
followed by something with Andy and Sal Bernardi but we don't know what

sal bernardi, andy j forest, kim, kjb, chris kenna

how many fruits can you get into one snapshot ?
sal bernardi, andy j forest, kim, kjb & chris kenna