Thursday, December 19, 2013

Kim Carson at Frank Brown International Songwriter's Festival

Kim Carson at Frank Brown International Songwriter's Festival 

Alabama Music goes to Alabama's Gulf Coast to attend Frank Brown International Songwriter's Festival 2013. After their gigs many meet to catch up on what's happening in the world of songwriting. Kim Carson was on hand to sing some new material for us.
Kim Carson's motto is "Don't Fear The Twang!"

Kim has just finished her 10th CD to be released in Europe at the end of June and in the United States in October. Her forthcoming album "Enough Heart Left to Break" is good ol' honky-tonk music with a dance hall sound that is chock full of fiddles and steel guitars.

Growing up in rural Texas and Oklahoma and now based out of New Orleans, LA, Kim's sound is a gumbo of original high energy roots rock and renegade honky tonk music.

Kim Carson has been named "Best Country Artist" by readers of OffBeat magazine eight times. Carson has made a name for herself as the undisputed "Queen of Louisiana Honky Tonk Music" and distinguished herself as a formidable Country songwriter. After Hurricane Katrina, Carson moved to Texas to form "Buffalo Speedway", a Renegade Honky Tonk band in 2005. Kim moved back to rebuild her house in New Orleans in 2008.
Kim and her band tour extensively in Europe and have performed at the Country Music Festival in Silkeborg, Denmark / Routes du Rock Festival in Lavardac, France / Country Music Festival Vinstra, Norway /Western Experience -- Scheveningen, Netherlands / Country Rendez-Vous in Craponne, France / Mirande among other festivals. Her band "The Enablers" currently includes New Orleans players Jeb Rault on guitar, Marshall Baker on violin, Bruce Tyner on pedal steel and Wayne Lohr on piano....and sometimes Ian Smith an Mike Kobrin on trumpets.

"Kim Carson is as fine a roots/country singer as someone like Rosie Flores. Her brand of high Octane Twang is traditional without being retro." -Alex Rawls (Offbeat Magazine)

"Carson's combination of Honky Tonk and Rockabilly, Tonkabilly if you will, is as unique as her always enthusiastic stage show." -Fran Thomspson (Mullet Wrapper)

"Kim -- On a recent trip from Alaska to Nashville, I was lucky enough to catch your set at Billy Block's....blew me away. I produce and host a weekly show here in Alaska called the Arctic Cactus Hour and would like to add your new disc to my playlist" - Jim Stratton, Arctic Cactus Hour, KNBA Anchorage, AK

Carson's music is the real deal country with influences from Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, and Loretta Lynn. "She's less Diva and more Honky Tonk girl."

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