“Music to feed your soul, mind, and body.”
“My goal is to create moments where music meets you and, you meet music. I want you to experience the intimacy of sound on every scale, whether it be a festival or a retreat. In a meadow at Golden Gate Park or a pub in Oakland. From Blues to World Music, I want you to feel connected to the experience we are having together. Music is our shared language.” Kim Lembo
Kim Lembo is a Bay Area Blues Singer, Songwriter and Producer. In the 90’s and early 2000’s, she was signed with indie label, Blue Wave Records as well as French label, Sky Ranch Records, a subsidy of Virgin Records. With 4 releases under her belt, she left the label’s and set off for the Bay Area to take a short hiatus from the business. The short hiatus turned into 15 well lived years.
In 2015 she came back strong with her self-released 5th album, “45 Miles”, an intimate portrait of her life. A slight departure from the blues/rock she had been doing, “45 Miles” is a more intimate release merging country blues, and soulful sounds with the always present honky tonk feel.
Rootstime Magazine out of Belgium describes this record (translated)
Kim Lembo’s artist’s blood creeps where it can not go. This proves them, backed up by producer / multi-instrumentalist Gawain Mathews, after years with her new album “45 Miles” again. “45 Miles” is a very personal and poignant album that has something to tell. It is an album that I absolutely recommend to everyone!
Blues Matters calls Kim Lembo’s 45 Miles “Magic”.
can be found playing throughout the Bay Area and Pacific Northwest either solo or with her band “The Kim Lembo Project”
, a collection of rotating bay area musicians bringing everything from rocking guitar to middle eastern oud. The sound is raw, original and retro. This in addition to producing events focusing on featuring women with her songwriting series and podcast, Grab Em By The Songs.
Whether with her full band or, solo Lembo brings blues, with an edgy soulfulness combined with poetic lyrics and storytelling. Her voice is big and echoes a kind of Etta James meets Lucinda Williams if they played in a band with Janis Joplin. It is the sound of music that can not be defined by a singular genre. She sings from her soul with songs written from the heart.
Kim Lembo has played all over the US and has recorded albums in France, California, and NY. From the stages of Paris to hiking up the side of the Great Wall of China with a guitar and a slightly broken foot, she has brought her uniquely deep and powerful voice to thousands throughout the world. Lembo has a voice to be reckoned with and a story to be shared.
Kim Lembo can be found around the Bay Area rabble-rousing and playing/producing events.