Band Members

“What do you look for in a band member?”

Kim: You have to be able to do a lot of things. If you’re going to be playing blues, you have to have your own take on it and you have to be able to do it really well.

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Defining The Band

We’re very blues based. I think in the 80s we started employing some other types of music in there. There was always the old time rock and roll stuff a la Chuck Berry and Lonnie Brooks, who used to be Guitar Junior. Rockin’ Sidney was another one that we copped a lot of songs from.

Then we got into song like “Wrap It Up”, “How Do You Spell love” and things like that, which were a little more R&B.

I’m a little more of an R&B singer than I once was. But it’s really very blues based. As far as defining the band, you could probably say we’re a blues band that plays rock n roll. – Kim

Americana

Soul and rock ‘n’ roll and blues really go together. Even country. You can call it Americana, which is what this band has existed on all these years. – Kim

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Different Voices

I’ve been accused of having five different voices just because my voice is in different stages all the time. – Kim

What The Crowd Wants

I just call songs out. So I can do whatever I want and whatever the crowd wants. If they want more blues, I give them more blues. If they want more rock ‘n’ roll, I give them that. Nothing is written in stone. – Kim

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Experience

You know, you can have a lot of potential and you could be thrilling people at a young age. But as you get older, and if you’re really singing it up, you can really turn it on as you get older, because experience means so much.

I’m just saying that because I am older. – Kim

Satisfying To The Soul

This is how I’ve made my living since I was a teenager. It hasn’t been easy but I’m doing something creative, something that’s satisfying to the soul. – Kim

Your Have To Be A Journeyman

“How have you changed as a singer over the years?”

Kim: I’ve changed as a singer in a lot of ways. I mean, basically I’ve just gotten better. Singing is a lifelong skill that you have to be a journeyman at for a long time. Some people have natural talent. I had a little bit of natural talent at it, but the people who I wanted to sing like were all the greatest singers ever. So, it’s still a work in progress.

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