Kimberly (who prefers not to use her last name), began playing open mics at Lyn Burnstine's Family Sing Coffeehouse in Poughkeepsie when she was 15. During that time, she began writing songs but was too shy to play them in public. Her music today, is often quiet, reflective and sometimes makes one feel a bit of a tug on the heart. Many of her songs make one feel emotions of pain and loss, and often talk about things “most people just don’t want to talk about”. Her voice is clear and strong, with a deep smoky edge. She cites Joan Baez, Bonnie Raitt and Rosalie Sorrels as her main musical influences. Returning to the Hudson Valley, she joined the Hudson Valley Folk Guild in 1999, she has been wowing listeners ever since. She has played at music festivals in New York, Massachusetts and New Hampshire as well as many other venues from Maine to Oklahoma.
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