Kimberly Townsend
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Kimberly Townsend

New York, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2017

New York, New York, United States
Established on Jan, 2017
Solo Folk Singer/Songwriter




"Kimberly Townsend, Steps Review"

Townsend captures your attention with her earthy sound and penetrating lyrics. She explores the feelings of being stuck and how through self-examination the power of taking back one’s personal and powerful creativity is the most authentic act a soul can embark upon. Townsend has a perfect vehicle in her voice, it's pure and heartfelt, which additionally lends to the impact of her sound. - Staccatofy

"The Matinee ’18 - December 13th"

Newport Folk Festival, which is one of the best music festivals in the world, is currently revealing some of the artists and bands who will perform at the 2019 edition. Jay Sweet and his army of staffers, volunteers, and advisors have a great knack for identifying emerging artists and giving them a platform to showcase their art. We can easily imagine that one day – maybe not next year but possibly as soon as 2020 – Kimberly Townsend stepping on to the Harbor or Quad Stage and nervously waving to an appreciate audience. By the time her 50-minute set is completed, everyone in the tent will be standing and applauding, and many will say they just heard and saw the future of folk music. The young woman who calls New York City has that kind of talent, which is revealed on “Steps”.

This is a song that must be heard and appreciated in absolute silence. It is also one that must be listened to at least twice. The first time, dedicate your attention to the fantastic composition, which features Townsend’s delicate finger-plucking, the slight deep tones of the piano, and a beautifully mournful cello. On the replay, listen to every word she has to say and the personal but relatable story she tells. It is the tale of a woman that is struggling to just to step outside and overcome a tragedy. Her songwriting is stunning, and the song is the start of something beautiful. - The Revue


US front-woman follows in the footsteps of Maggie Rogers for this soaring yet wistful acoustic-led swoon. - Mystic Sons

"Kimberly Townsend Unveils New Single ‘Steps’"

Time for some beautiful Folk music. NYC based singer/songwriter Kimberly Townsend has just unveiled her brand new single Steps and it is pure magic. I am loving her distinctive vocals and how they stand out and soar over the soothing melodies. The cello and those delicate piano keys really highlight the emotion of the song and just make it quite intimate and close to one's heart. Kimberly is an amazing storyteller and this is an enchanting piece of acoustic/folk music. - Caesar LiveNLoud

"Discovery: Kimberly Townsend"

Latest song Steps is a beautifully simple track, featuring just her vocals, an acoustic guitar, and a lonely string section. There’s something extremely emotive about this song, and her soulful vocals work wonderfully well in telling a story. Check her out below if you don’t believe us! - York Calling

"KIMBERLY TOWNSEND Shares New Single ‘Steps’. A Beautifully Descriptive And Layered Lyrical Exercise."

With a tinge of optimism in KIMBERLY TOWNSEND’s voice in her latest single ‘Steps’, the song drives home of recognizing what hinders our ways of widening our views and deepening methods to growing in substance. In this beautifully descriptive and layered lyrical exercise, Kimberly handedly shifts from one emotion to another, intended to understand and empathize.

There is a pause to any kind of healing. Even if outwardly there is no visible evidence of slowing down. A self-induced hibernation from the amount of hurt that has gashed a deep wound in the heart and mind, of one. The one who is you, us, all of us – one time or another.


Chipping away.

Step forward. Two steps back.

And it’s okay.

Kimberly is a fantastic NYC singer/songwriter who brings charm and inspiration to her writing. The folk based outputs emotions to the fore, exhibiting her unique vocal style and story telling abilities. Get to know Kimberly.

The artist’s debut album ‘The History And The Heart Of It’ will be released in single form on top platforms. The full album drops January 18, 2019.

Kudos. - Come Here Floyd

"Kimberly Townsend – Steps"

Der Song ‚Steps‘ von KIMBERLY TOWNSEND ist in vielerlei Hinsicht in absoluter Volltreffer. Zum einen ist die Melodie hier so süß, dazu kommen die vielen Tempowechsel, die den Song nie langweilig. Aber über allem steht Kimberly und ihre kristallklare Stimme, die den Song mit Leben füllt. - We love that sound


The History and the Heart of It - Debut Album - January 18, 2019

  1. Ruminated
  2. Backwards So
  3. Steps
  4. The History and the Heart of It
  5. How I Got There
Wild - Single - May 11, 2018
  1. Wild
Songs - Demo Album - June, 2009
  1. What This Is
  2. Of Potential Relevance
  3. Yesterday Was Sunday
  4. Deluded
  5. Etcetera



NYC based singer/songwriter Kimberly Townsend's lyric-driven, emotive songs captivate, challenge, inspire, and console. Townsend's sound is a blend of folk, indie pop, and soul, often compared to Brandi Carlile, Sara Bareilles, and Ingrid Michaelson. Through a uniquely powerful songwriting lens and strong, expansive vocals, she offers an earthy, visceral, intimate spin on telling a story through song.

Townsend's songs explore vulnerability, pain, and how this life feels. She writes to heal and ground herself, and she shares them to make you feel things. Her most recent work explores the weight of getting lost and feeling stuck, and the empowering release that comes from finding one's way again.

Townsend's debut album, The History and the Heart of It, will release first as singles, each with their own music video, exclusively on Spotify and YouTube. It will re-release in its full album form on January 18, 2019 on all platforms.

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