Sat 4/11 @ 8PM
Alt-country singer/songwriter Kim Richey comes from an unlikely musical spawning ground: the small town of Zanesville in south central Ohio.
She launched her career at the ripe old age of 38 with a self-titled album in 1995 and has never looked back. She’s added seven more albums to her resume including 2013’s Thorn in my Heart, her first for North Carolina-based, indie rock/Americana label Yep Roc. (Labelmates include Nick Lowe, Reverend Horton Heat, and Tift Merritt.) That album featured contributions from preset and former members of Wilco, My Morning Jacket, and Drive-By Truckers.
So, although her tunes have been recorded by some mainstream country performers like Pam Tillis and Trisha Yearwood, it’s clear Richey’s not a part of today’s one-dimensional mainstream country scene. Her sound has absorbed diverse pop influences, and her mature and insightful lyrics are a far cry from paint-by-numbers clichés cranked out in Nashville today.
She should be playing to an appreciative audience at the intimate G.A.R. Hall in Peninsula as part of its Voices in the Valley series.
Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 day of show.