Thursday, February 25, 2016

Last Call for Kim Richey this Friday

by Ray Anderes

One of the hardest things when booking an act is bringing in new people. The easiest are the repeats... we are starting to realize that word of mouth has a lot do with selling shows. The next 3 artists Chuck Prophet, Ray Wylie Hubbard, and Griffin House are all within just a few tickets of being sold out. The way things are going, just announced Bill Kirchen and Dustbowl Revival will also be sold out soon. All five of these artists have been here previously. Thank You!

For some convincing on first time shows, Margo Price (who was here in October for the first time) was just on The Late Show with Steven Colbert. Our show was a little less than half full, and hopefully next time she is here it will be sell out.

I say hopefully because sometimes these artists "catch fire" and are no longer available to small venues like ours. As Tom would say, "Trust the venue."  We love to bring new people in.

Well this Friday, also her first time here, we have 2 time Grammy Award Nominee Kim Richey. Her video for "Come Over" is shown above. Kim has been on my short list for a while. I have never seen her before. I remember a lot of her music from the nineties and the oughts. I am sure as the show goes on, there will be moments you will, too. But more importantly, she has a reputation for scintillating live performances.

Friday, February 26  |  7:30 pm
$20 general admission
Tickets available at the door or purchase online here

Her music is so highly regarded that her most recent album features guests the likes of Jason Isbell, Wilco’s Pat Sansone, My Morning Jacket’s Carl Broemel, Will Kimbrough and Trisha Yearwood, who was, for the first time, returning the harmony-singing favor.

I can promise you a show that you will be glad to say you were there at her first Uptown appearance. Kim will be playing with Dan Mitchell on keyboards. We still have plenty 
of tickets.

From Wikipedia:

Kimberly Kay "Kim" Richey (born in 1956 in Zanesville, Ohio) is an American singer/songwriter. Though her work fits into the general country music category, her sound is not easily categorized. Her songs have been hits on both the country and pop charts.

Her 1995 self-titled debut album provided her first country hit, "Just My Luck", as well as the follow-up "Those Words We Said" (which was also covered that same year by Trisha Yearwood). Her follow-up album, 1996's Bitter Sweet featured a more pop-oriented sound.
In 1997, "Let the Sun Fall Down" (from her debut album) was featured in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode, "Never Kill A Boy On The First Date" (episode 1.05). Although Richey did not appear in concert in the episode (as Velvet Chain did), her song played over the episode's emotional climax, in the penultimate scene.
In 1999, "Come Around" (from her album "Glimmer") was used in the movie "For Love of the Game"[1] starring Kevin Costner, Kelly Preston and John C. Reilly.[2]
She has also had significant success as a songwriter for others. She collaborated with Radney Foster on "Nobody Wins" and co-wrote Trisha Yearwood's hit "Believe Me Baby (I Lied)".Maura O'Connell covered her song "Every River".
Richey provided backing vocals on "Come Pick Me Up" on the 2000 debut album Heartbreaker by Ryan Adams.
In 2003 her track "A Place Called Home" was featured in Dawson's Creek on season 6, episode 21, and also in 2004 in episode 16 of season 5, "Shells", of the Angel television series as well as the season 2, episode 6 episode of Alias television series, "Salvation". The song later appeared on the Angel soundtrack, Live Fast Die Never. Her album Chinese Boxes, was released on July 10, 2007 with her new single "Jack and Jill".
"Wreck Your Wheels" was released in 2010.
After living in England for three years, Kim Richey returned to the US. Richey continues to perform and released "Thorn In My Heart" in 2013.


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