Two-time Grammy-nominated Kim Richey returns to Natalie’s along with special guest Jordie Lane. Tender, poetic and aching with life’s truths, Kim’s songs transport you to her world, where words paint pictures and melodies touch the soul. And then there’s her voice. Pure, arresting and honest, it makes you take notice; Kim has the kind of voice where if emotions were ribbons, they’d be streaming in rainbow colors from your iPod. Her latest album, Edgeland, continues to receive critical acclaim.
Kim Richey is a traveller, after all. 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 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.
With a career spanning 9 years, 8 releases under his belt, and named in Melbourne Magazine’s 100 most influential people, Jordie Lane is widely regarded as one of Australia’s finest singer-songwriters. Lane, who recently moved from Melbourne to Nashville, is malleable and resilient despite the torrent of changes that have come his way. Hi latest release, Glassellland, combines the desert tropicalia influences of his homeland with the modern southwestern folk of his new home.