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.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.
Stevie Ann is a dynamic award-winning Dutch singer/songwriter who began conquering the charts in Holland at the age of 19.
She won her country’s prestigious Silver Harp (Promising New Talent) and Essent Award (Holland’s Best New Artist), and her many singles have reached high-ranking chart positions. Her debut album ‘Away From Here’ went gold, and her second CD ‘Closer To The Heart’ gained her even more fans, with the album generating two successful singles, and a sold out nationwide theater tour.
Legendary Queen guitarist Brian May calls her a “beautiful, fabulous young singer.” OOR magazine (The Dutch equivalent of Rolling Stone) calls her “one of Holland’s best singer- songwriters….Stevie Ann sounds powerful and raw.” Her vibrant voice and unique sound are a tribute to the soulful troubadours who have gone before her, such as Joni Mitchell, Carole King and Neil Young. She has headlined popular European music festivals and performed an original song in the top-grossing film, All is Family. In March 2013, she released her critically-acclaimed fourth studio album, California Sounds. Country, folk, soul and pop influences can be heard throughout the album, all which are dynamically shaped around Stevie’s phenomenal voice and vibe, which remain warm and welcoming. California Sounds debuted at No. 1 on the Dutch charts and received 5 out of 5 starts from TROUW, her country’s top newspaper.
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