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“At times throughout this EP it was kind of a little Gretchen Wilson with a whole lot more of punches & kicks.”
Kim Martin is an American Country-Rock artist blending her laid back California style with Southern Rock Flavor!
In a sea of emerging country artists, Kim stands out not only as a singer/ songwriter, but also a fluent bassist/lead vocalist, with an extensive and versatile range of influences; ranging from Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton, The Eagles, Gretchen Wilson, Janis Joplin, etc… Great story telling, harmonies, and passionate vocals are what inspire her.
Kim is currently in the launch phase of her self-released 2017 EP “Old Southern Soul” on her indie label Bellavicious Records. Old Southern Soul is the culmination of genuine heart with a fresh outlook on the country scene. It’s got that chilled California vibe intertwined with the grit of Southern rock.
The EP consists of five songs she wrote featuring:
* Kim Martin on Vocals/Bass Guitar
* Hank Linderman : Producer/Engineer/Guitarist/Multi-instrumentalist:
(Eagles, Chicago, America,)
* John McFee: Pedal Steel/Telecaster (Doobie Brothers) on “Country Girl."
* Brian Arrowood : Fiddle (Travis Tritt).
* Drew Hester : Drums (Joe Walsh, Stevie Nicks).
* Ronnie Ciago : Drums (Rickie Lee Jones, Mick Taylor, Bill Ward) on
“Old Southern Soul”.
* Sammy Avila : Hammond B3 Organ (Walter Trout) on the bluesy ballad
Kim comes from a musical family, she has been singing since grade school choir and fell in love with the bass guitar at age 14. Music is in her heart and soul. Writing, sharing, and performing is what drives her and moves her soul. She is a graduate of Berklee College of Music-Boston MA, (Bass Guitar) and Grove Music School- Van Nuys, CA (recording). She has an intense work ethic as a full-time musician playing over 200 shows a year, bandleader, and recording artist.
She is also a crowd favorite at the Costa Mesa Speedway for the National Anthem.
In July 2017, she enjoyed a week residency at The MGM Grand Arena, Las Vegas, as a vocalist in Kevin Eubank’s Band (The Tonight Show) for Microsoft Ready Convention.
December 2017, Kim and her band were featured on the TV Show Musicology on KVCR PBS.
January 2018, Kim kicked off the year with featured artist interviews in: American Pride Magazine, Indie Artists Magazine, and AVA Live Radio with Jaqueline Jax.
She is also the first country artist to be sponsored by Chromacast Music Gear, and is thrilled to be sharing her music and building her fan base worldwide!
Official Video for Old Southern Soul
Kim Martin Solo Acoustic
Kim enjoyed a week residency at the MGM Grand Arena, Las Vegas July 2017 as a lead vocalist in the Kevin Eubanks Band for the Microsoft Ready Convention.
"Kim keeps the music flowing and has a sound that is unmatched and really finely crafted and all the way through the album I actually really heard Kim's incredible vocal range and her stronger than life lyrics." Full review at: Steven F Adams-SoundwaveOne
“Stylistically, she runs more with Gretchen Wilson than Carrie Underwood with her undeniable energy and straight down the line delivery making me wonder whether this EP is doing more than merely showing that she can compete with the big names.” Bluesbunny
3 of Kim's tracks are featured on the Women of Substance New Music Radio and also their Award Winning Music Podcast. "Old Southern Soul" kicks off podcast #662. "That Kind of Love Kicks off Podcast #667, and "I Stayed" is on Podcast #669.