What You Are Strong At

You figure out what you’re strong at. You can push the envelope a little bit, but you have to come in there with confidence that you can do it.

And with blues that’s not a problem. But with R&B, I’m not really an R&B singer. I’m more of a blues singer. So when I hit stuff that’s more R&B, you really have to pick that material for me. And you have to pick stuff that you feel I’m strong at to even present it to me.

Blues stuff, well I can do that all day long. – Kim

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Controlled Agression

Music is kind of controlled aggression.

You have to be aggressive but you can’t be so aggressive that you’re just flailing away. There has to be a relaxed confidence to it.

That’s music in a nutshell. – Kim

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The Sound

You have to get the feel. You have to have the sound. If you can’t get the sound, there’s no sense in even being up there. You can play all the licks that you want, but if you’re not getting the sound, what good are they? – Kim


Steve Gomes is the kind of guy, when we’re playing rock and roll, he goes, “Well I’m not quite getting it yet, but I will get it.”

That kind of humility goes a long way with me. I come from an era when humility was a big virtue. I come from an era when there was no spiking the football. You handed it to the ref, you ran back to the huddle. – Kim

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