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The best kept secret in music

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It isn’t every day a small town gets treated to a big town sound. Saturday evening, on a patio overlooking The Big Ditch Park in Silver City, New Mexico, Kim Young did just that.
In a two hour set of originals and covers Kim demonstrated that she composes and delivers a tune with the very best. Performing to a consistently packed patio, Kim interacted easily with an appreciative and rapt audience.
In a collection of material ranging from traditional spirituals, a variety of covers and a full body of her own work, Kim showcased her versatile musical talent. Her full, clear voice soars powerfully in her artful rendition of her new “Tucson Skies”. This song is included in her second CD due for release in the Fall of 2005. Equally beautiful are, “On The Way To Somewhere Else”, the title song of Kim’s upcoming CD. Either of these two selections alone is worth the price of the new CD. But Kim rounds out the CD with moving songs that include "Slow and Easy Ride”, the up-tempo “Didn’t Wanna Quit, "Somethings Gotta Change” a story of renewed love after 26 years of seperation, and a song of personal growth through adversity, “One Step Closer”. These songs further reveal the power of her voice and the beauty of her lyrics.
Kim’s music is excellent entertainment. She engages you, holds you, and never loses you through a musical mosaic that is intelligent, rhythmic and fun.
Great talent is often difficult to describe and even harder to categorize. Kim’s music has a back porch acoustic feel with hints of blues and other musical styles. Kim’s music is as accessible as country and lovely as any folk ballad, infused with the soulful overtones of blues and yet remains as catchy and listenable as the best pop music.
To Silver City’s list of simple treasures add the musical artistry of Kim Young…




- Anne Nitopi-Writer


Kim Young is an exceptional singer, songwriter and guitarist whose honest lyrics and passionate singing deeply touch her audiences. As a singer, Kim is truely gifted-her voice is beautiful, warm and rich, powerful and gentle when dynamic is needed with all the sincerity of expression that her music and her character provides.
- Gina Ruebush, Director of Music, Sol Center of Performing Arts,Vocal INstructor, Western New Mexico


Discography

It's Only Natural, cassette, released 1994, (SOLD OUT. Soon to be re-released on CD!)
Every Last Drop, CD, (released 2002)
On The Way To Somewhere Else (soon to be released)

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Feeling a bit camera shy

Bio

Kim Young was born and raised in coastal Maine. She has been singing since she could speak, wordsmithing since she could write. She lives life with passion, which is mirrored in her songs. Her audiences from New England to the Desert Southwest to Northern California enthusiastically respond to her intelligent, heartfelt, melodic and often spicy slices of real life. The lyrics transport listeners through loves lost and found and tap into life’s lessons learned along the way from the death of a child to a long, lonely trek across the flat roads of Texas and out to the deserts of the Southwest. She was chosen as a songwriting finalist at the 2004 Tucson Folk Festival and one of her songs--”The Wanting Game,” a ballad about desire for the not quite attainable--won her a Downeast Country Music Assn. song of the year accolade. That’s her life--a passionate “Wanting Game” that has spawned what many of her fans think are songs easily adapted to a number of genres, including alternative folk, traditional and new country, adult contemporary, new folk, blues. The list goes on.
Her sassy, expressive and versatile voice with its wide range is a unique mix of Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Pheobe Snow, and Joni Mitchell. “A voice like honey on hot biscuits from the heart of a real woman,” is how one fan described her. The “honey” might refer to her gift for writing sweet, nostalgic stories reminiscent of Kate Wolf. The “hot biscuits” might refer to her penchant for producing up-tempo emotional outbursts on the tasteful edge of raunchy. : “Kim has it all--the voice, great guitar playing, and original songs.” Some in her responsive and devoted fan base might think that an understatement. She has opened for national acts Bill Stains, and Dave Mallett and shared the stage with Richie Havens at the 2003 Tucson Folk Festival. Her ability to connect with audiences prompted one fan to write, “I have heard her CD’s and she is even better in person! (She has) a voice and spirit like Joan Baez.” Her first recording, “It’s Only Natural,” has sold out. Her recent CD release, “Every Last Drop,” featuring a dozen of her originals, enjoys consistent sales at every performance. Once you hear her you will not forget her; once you see her you will want to see her again.

Give a listen, you decide....