An enduring Nashville tunesmith
Kim Richey is a traveler—musically, physically, emotionally. Not merely restless or rootless, it's who she is. Willing to follow where the music leads, she's landed in Los Angeles, Nashville, London, working with a who's who of producers – Richard Bennett, Hugh Padgham, Bill Bottrell, Angelo, Giles Martin. She's attracted a coterie of top-shelf genre-definers—Jason Isbell, Trisha Yearwood, Chuck Prophet, My Morning Jacket's Carl Broemel, Wilco's Pat Sansone—for her critically-lauded projects. She has also sung on records for Ryan Adams, Shawn Colvin, Isbell, and Rodney Crowell. Part of what draws them to the dusky honey of her crystalline alto is the way she writes: to and from the soul, never flinching from the conflicts and crushing moments, yet always finding dignity and resilience. Her arc of the human heart is true.