“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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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
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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Kim performing with Keb Mo and Bonnie Raitt.
I’ve been accused of having five different voices just because my voice is in different stages all the time. – Kim
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