Playing tonight at the Black Box Theater in Columbiana, Alabama—that means all you Birminghamians and Montgomerians and other Central Alabama types COULD drive over and see me early. Just sayin’. So I hope you do. Music hath charms to soothe the savage beast. So come soothe yourself.
Tomorrow night I’m playing Callaghan’s Irish Social Club with my dear friend Eric Stracener opening the show. Callaghan’s is one of the best small venues anywhere—so come hear me and say hi for the new year. A lot of change is happening. Songs help us process our world. Let’s process at Callaghan’s tomorrow night.
All tour dates and information are here:
“Mockingbird Soul” will be officially released next Friday, January 27, 2017. This is a quietly soulful acoustic album of songs mostly co-written by Brigitte DeMeyer and myself, with two extraordinary upright bassists: Chris Donohue and Chris Wood, Micol Davis on gospel soul tambourine, Oliver Wood singing a duet on one song—and Brigitte and me harmonizing over my 1947 Gibson J45 acoustic guitar. Can’t wait for y’all to hear it. Look at those tour dates and come hear us live!
Now for something my soul and heart compel me to say—not political—spiritual:
If you’re wondering why the women folk are so riled up. Here is a big reason why:
The sanitized Fox News version (which leaves out “grab them by the p*ssy):
The full transcript, courtesy of the BBC:
The part that really got people’s attention:
Trump: “Yeah that’s her with the gold. I better use some Tic Tacs just in case I start kissing her. You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful… I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star they let you do it. You can do anything.”
Bush: “Whatever you want.”
Trump: “Grab them by the p*ssy. You can do anything.”
I am a married man with two daughters. I also played competitive sports from age 8-18. So I know locker room talk. I am not going to honor what President Trump said by calling it locker room talk.
What he’s talking about is groping women without their consent. A gleeful bit of advice from an older famous man to a younger man who is experiencing his fifteen minutes: “I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab them by the p*ssy. You can do anything.”
So if you’re drink your coffee and watching your TV and wondering, “Why are those darn women folks so gosh dang angry? I just don’t get it.”
I believe this exchange between Billy Bush and the man who took the oath of Presidency of the United States of America is one of the reasons.
Just words? What other of God’s creatures uses words? Parrotts, I suppose. But humans use words to communicate. And this is what Donald J Trump communicated while he knew cameras were rolling. Sure isn’t politically correct. It sounds like admission of groping women because he knows he can get away with it.
I wrote nice conciliatory words yesterday—because I really do hope for the best for everyone, all over the world. That’s Dr King’s Dream, and I hope for that peaceful world of tolerance and acceptance. But these words were said by Mr Trump for all to hear, and they aren’t going to go away—especially since he won’t acknowledge how wretched they are—what message of violation they send to all women.
I don’t like it, I can’t take it—but I guess I’m going to have to try
Peace and love y’all—
FIRST—Happy New Year! Let’s get together and feel all right! Let’s make music! Let’s gather around great music!
I’m playing this weekend in Alabama!
Saturday Jan 21 – Columbiana, AL – Black Box Theater
Sunday Jan 22 – Mobile, AL – Callaghan’s Irish Social Club
These are solo shows. I have a ton of new songs. Come hear old favorites and new ones. Can’t wait to play both of these venues—this will be my 2nd show at Black Box Theater and it’s a really cool venue to play AND a great place to see and hear me. Of course, Callaghan’s is my home away from home and one of the best small venues anywhere!
So…my first duo record with Brigitte DeMeyer is coming out January 27, 2017. This has been a couple of years in the making. We met at a Music City Roots taping and dug each others’ music. I played on Brigitte’s “Rose of Jericho” album. We wrote almost all of her “Savannah Road” album. Then we started writing again. “Mockingbird Soul” is the result. Mostly songs we wrote together, this is a soulful set of tunes and I am delighted to see it released. Pre-order on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mockingbird-soul/id1177742368 and Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Mockingbird-Soul-Brigitte-DeMeyer-Kimbrough/dp/B01MXMHOQD/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1484664243&sr=8-1&keywords=mockingbird+soul“>
No Depression’s review: http://nodepression.com/album/mocking-bird-soul
We have several shows this month:
Fri, Jan 27 – Nashville, TN – The Basement – Early Show!
Sat, Jan 28 – Birmingham, AL – Small Stages
Sun, Jan 29 – Decatur, GA – Eddie’s Attic
Tue, Jan 31 – Nashville, TN – The Bluebird Cafe
The details are here: http://willkimbrough.com/events/
I had a fantastic 30A Songwriters Festival in beautiful Northwest Florida. I had shows with Brigitte, with Willie Sugarcapps and also played in the round with several great writers. My dear friend, the uber-guitarist Pat Buchanan, sat in with me and of course stole the show. The Friday night at Bud and Alley’s with Brigitte and the Sunday morning show with Willie Sugarcapps at The Boathouse in Watercolor were particularly great.
I wrote a song called “Summer Storm” with my friend the super talented Rich McCully and the song will be featured this week on the CMT series “Nashville”. Very excited about this! So make sure you watch this Thursday, January 19, and listen for our song. It is available on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/summer-storm-single/id1178457698
There is a whole lot coming up in February, including more tour dates with Brigitte DeMeyer to celebrate the release of “Mockingbird Soul”, recording sessions producing the new Bill Toms and Hard Rain album, and recording sessions with the amazing Mary Gauthier!
Grateful in the new year! Be safe, be smart, have fun.
Welcome to 2017.
I just posted a bunch of tour dates, but WordPress seems to be having some issues…so I’ll just post a list here:
13-15 – 30A Songwriters Festival – Santa Rosa Beach, FL –
21 – Black Box Theater – Columbiana, Alabama –
22 – Callaghan’s Irish Social Club – Mobile, Alabama –
27 – The Basement – Nashville, TN – album release show for “Mockingbird Soul”, my 1st collaborative record w/ Brigitte Demeyer! –
28 – Small Stages – Birmingham, Alabama – album release show for “Mockingbird Soul”, my 1st collaborative record w/ Brigitte Demeyer! –
29 – Eddie’s Attic – Decatur, Georgia – album release show for “Mockingbird Soul”, my 1st collaborative record w/ Brigitte Demeyer!
31 – The Bluebird Cafe – Nashville, TN – Alive Hospice Benefit feat. Brigitte DeMeyer and friends! –
So that’s what’s up this month, January 2017.
I have posted all these shows on my Tour Dates page, hopefully WordPress will work and they will show up! Also, there are links to all the venues here—but not sure WordPress will show them—-i hope to be able to invest in improving this website soon!! Come on, WordPress! Let’s get it together!
I wish each and every one of you a safe, peaceful and successful start of the new year.