Kimberli

Kimberli

BandFolkAcoustic

Kimberli's music is a mixture of acoustic blues, rock and original sultry folk accompanied by 6 & 12 string guitars. With passionate and at times insightful lyrics, Kimberli will at once gently invite you in and engulf you in a rhythmic orgy of sound and emotion that you'll love to be lost in.

Biography

When it comes to music, Kimberli has dabbled in every kind imaginable. Being raised in a highly theatrical household, the first songs she learned were showtunes. That gave her a great boost into her amateur and professional acting carreer in live theatre, television, commercials and video. From her beginnings with showtunes, she then went into pop, folk, jazz, original acoustic, classical (yes, opera), rock and punk, and prayed to feel and be able to sing the blues. Not knowing what she was asking for, her life took her in that very direction and she learned first hand what the blues FELT like, followed by the soul to sing them.
She experimented other places too... instrumentally she wandered from violin to piano, clarinet, french horn, percussion, harp, bugle, penny whistle, kazoo, upright bass, harmonica and banjo, but she always returned to her first love - the guitar. All were great assets for her live theatre jobs.

Currently Kimberli works on building fundraisers, directing youth for local schools, hosting Open Mics and creating Women's Acoustic Showcases and Teen Band Showcases as well as other events, while still persuing her solo carreer.

Lyrics

The Journey

Written By: Kimberli, Lakota translation by Caitie

The Journey (Original English)
On the wings of the Hawk I am soaring
To a place far away from this pain
With my voice like the ocean I’m roaring
I rejoice in my freedom again

On the wings of the Hawk I am leaving
I don’t know when I will return
I must pray for the souls who are grieving
For the ashes of those who have burned

I am leaving tonight for the Heavens
Now the Hawk and my Spirit are one
Do not weep , my love, at my parting
For my Journey has only begun

Omani kin

Cetan tahupahu akan omakaho
Tokel tehantuya ksuyemayinkte sni ca kal ekta mnikte
Ho wan mniowanca hececa un awas'a
Tawamic'iya ca ake wibluskin

Cetan tahupahu akan iblable
Tohan wakukta ca slolwaye sni
Hoksicankiya kin wasiglapi ca wacewicamiciciye wacinkte
Hena spanic'iyapi ca cahota tawapi kin wacewicamiciciye wacinkte

Hanhepi kin mahpiya ekta iblamnikte
Wana cetan na minagi kin kicicapi
Iblabla ca micantognapi kin ceye sni
Icin omani mitawa kin nakes wauya

Magnificent Obsession

Written By: Kimberli

Magnificent Obsession

I’ve got this Magnificent Obsession with the way you look at me
The way it makes me feel all tied up and the way that sets me free
And the color of your eyes, oh they’re blue like the skies
And they’re green like the sea,
I’ve got this Magnificent Obsession with the way you
Look at me

I’ve got this Magnificent Obsession with the way you talk to me
About life about death about the taste of my breath as you give it back to me
And the sound of your voice, oh it gives me no choice
It brings me down to my knees,
I’ve got this Magnificent Obsession with the way you
Talk to me

(Chorus)
Don’t leave me knocking on your front door
Or throwing rocks at your window or stealing around
Your back stairs for more
Take me in,
pin me down
Feel the thunder,
hold me under ,
fill me up
Until I drown

I’ve got this Magnificent Obsession with the way you make me feel
Like a poet, like an angel , so smoothe and so strange
It’s like satin on cold hard steel
Make me weak, make me strong, I can’t take it too long
You’re like a drug ~ this seems so surrealistic
This Magnificent Obsession with the way you
Make me feel

(Chorus)
Don't leave me knockin' on your front door,
Or throwin' rocks at your window or stealing around your back stairs for more.
Take me in
Pin me down
Feel the thunder
Hold me under
Fill me up
Until I drown

I’ve got this Magnificent Obsession,
Magnificent Obsession,
Magnificent Obsession

With you…


Discography

2001- Comedy and Tragedy
2004- LIVE at the GREEN ROOM
2005- ECHOES of HITAGA ( a fundraiser CD for a local summer camp )
2003 - LINN COUNTY WORDS & MUSIC
(a fundraiser compilation disc for the Linn
Couny History Center )

Also recorded backing vocals for:

KARLA RUTH - Hanging by a Thread
KARLA RUTH - EXACTLY

CHRYS MITCHELL - PEOPLE and PLACES
CHRYS MITCHELL - no plans for the day

GLENN LONSDALE and CARLIS FAUROT - Irish Moon

Set List

Ideal shows are 100% original music, but typical sets can include everything from well-known to obscure covers by a wide variety of artists (blues, folk, contemporary acoustic, old rock, jazz, etc) and about 30% original tunes.
Prefer to do no longer than 3 hour shows with two fifteen minute breaks.

A typical set may include:

ORIGINALS (partial listing)

COMEDY AND TRAGEDY
COMMON GROUND
DADDY ON THE PIANO
DANCE MAMA
EMERALD GREEN
FAERIE TALE
GIVE UP THE GHOST
GOIN’ THOUGH THE MOTIONS
IT AIN’T NATURAL
LIKE I WANT YOU
LONG DISTANCE
MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION
MY GRANDPA
OCTOBER WIND
ONE SONG
OWL AND THE BUTTERFLY
P.M.S. BLUES
RIVER OF CHANGE
STEAL AWAY
THE JOURNEY
WHAT IF?
WISH ON THE WIND
YOUNGER MEN WITH PICKUP TRUCKS

And COVERS by such artists as:
The BEATLES, INDIGO GIRLS, SHAWN COLVIN, JANIS JOPLIN, DOOBIE BROTHERS, CAB CALLOWAY, JOHN PRINE, STEVIE NICKS, HEART, BONNIE RAITT, GREEN DAY, GUESS WHO, BETH HART, The WHO, MELISSA ETHERIDGE