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Kim Richey :: Live Stream

Wednesday, June 30, 2021
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Live Streaming event - Donations requested for the artist. This event will be streamed live on Zoom.

Mountain Spirit Acoustic Series – Live Streaming event – Donations requested for the artist. This event will be streamed live on Zoom.​ Registration link

“I started off that record scared to death,” Kim Richey recalls of making “Glimmer” with producer Hugh Padgham back in 1999 in New York and London. A disastrous haircut, unfamiliar musicians, and oversized budgets didn’t help matters. “It wasn’t the way I was used to making records.”

The way Richey was used to making records was with friends in a vibed-out, low-key setting. That’s how she made her debut album with Richard Bennett, and it’s how she made her new album, Long Way Back… The Songs of Glimmer, with Doug Lancio. So Glimmer was different, and not just on the production side.

Then, as now, the compositions that comprise Glimmer were the Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter’s first collection of true confessionals. Prior to that she’d been a staff writer at Blue Water Music writing from a more arm’s-length vantage point for her first two releases, 1995’s Kim Richey and 1997’s Bitter Sweet. But Glimmer was all her.

Through it all, Richey has worn her heart on her lyrical sleeve, revealing herself time and again. “I started writing songs because of Joni Mitchell, probably like most women songwriters of a certain age,” Richey confesses. “I loved being able to write songs because I was really super-shy. I couldn’t say things to people that I wanted to say. If I put it in a song, there was the deniability. If I ever got called on it, I could say, ‘Oh, heavens no, that’s just a song! I made that up.’”

Kim will be joined by a special guest Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Don Henry streaming live from her home in Nashville, TN.

Don Henry’s songs have been recorded by legends and popular artists from Ray Charles to Miranda Lambert, and he’s shared the stage with performers from Joey Ramone to Keith Urban. A warm and very funny solo artist, he’s also recorded and performed with the Waymores and the Don Juans, the latter of whom have recently toured extensively with folk icon Tom Paxton.