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Customer Reviews

such beauty

I have recently found this wonderful singer/songwriter and I love the journey. Soft, focused songs, thoughtful melodies, and such beautiful lyrics that you are stunned. Each song is better than the last. You can picture every scene that she sings about. The melodies are so thoughtful, as though each note is examined carefully so that all the extraneous sounds/music/notes are eliminated. Just a pure voice and melody, simply impeccable.


this is a very good album by kim, and a vey interesting concept. it's like getting two for the price of one. i especially love both versions of "thorn in my heart", but just about any song is good! if you're in a laid back mood the stripped down versions are great….well worth a listen.

Consistently wonderful

Hate to use a much overworked phrase, but Kim Richey has provided the soundtrack of my life since I first began listening to her. She writes the most powerful but accessible lyrics you will have the privilege of hearing. If you ever get a chance to see her live, take it, she is an amazing talent and will not disappoint.


Born: December 1, 1956 in Dayton, OH

Genre: Country

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Ohio might not seem like a hotbed of music, but when you have an aunt who owns a record shop, you've certainly got a leg up. That's how Kim Richey got hooked on what would become her chosen path -- digging through bins of 45s and listening to everything she could, from Janis Joplin to the Lovin' Spoonful. She started playing guitar in high school, but didn't rack up much stage time until college. That was when she started a band and sang a lot of harmony. After college, she did a lot of moving, to...
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