Kim Richey with Jessy Tomsko

Tue. Apr 26, 2016 at 7:00pm EDT
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Kim Richey with Jessy Tomsko

Tickets are $15 in advance.


Doors are at 6 PM. Show is at 7 PM.


“[Kim Richey] would rule the charts in a land where Marshall Crenshaw was king, Aimee Mann queen, and the The Beatles never put out another record after Revolver.” Steve Horowitz, popmatters.com


“Richey entices you with sad and unembellished music that reveals an original spirit - and then she ensnares you for keeps by making you consider all the noiseless sensations that no songs can ever contain.” Timothy White, Billboard Magazine


Those artists who find themselves stuck in the deepest of ruts two decades into their careers could learn a thing or two from veteran singer-songwriter Kim Richey. She’s never been afraid to go where the inspiration is.


Two-time Grammy-nominated Kim is a storyteller; a weaver of emotions and a tugger of heartstrings. 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 colours from your iPod.


Early on, the Zanesville, Ohio native thrived on the progressive side of mainstream country, her albums (1995’s Kim Richey, 1997’s Bittersweet and 1999’s Glimmer, all on Mercury) showcasing twang-pop sensibilities, a rich, rounded vocal tone and effortlessly sophisticated songwriting that other discerning performers - Radney Foster, Trisha Yearwood and Pam Tillis to name a few - coveted for their own recordings.


In the years since, Kim has made her subtly psychedelic album Rise (Lost Highway) in Los Angeles with producer Bill Bottrell, flown to London to enlist the help of Giles Martin and emerging with the crisply orchestrated Chinese Boxes (Vanguard) and turned to her East Nashville-based bandleader and frequent co-writer Neilson Hubbard to conjure the earthy indie-pop feel of Wreck Your Wheels (Lojinx/Thirty Tigers) and to complete her latest masterpiece of smart, sensual understatement Thorn In My Heart (Lojinx/Yep Roc).


The array of top-tier guests on the album include Jason Isbell, Wilco’s Pat Sansone, My Morning Jacket’s Carl Broemel, Will Kimbrough and Yearwood, who was, for the first time, returning the harmony-singing favor. And the dozen songs themselves show that Richey’s still dreaming up fetching melodies that arc and bend in unexpected ways, and still discovering fresh angles from which to articulate matters of the heart.


 


Jessy Tomsko



Jessy Tomsko is a singer/songwriter born in Pittsburgh, now residing in NY. Having been compared to such songstresses as Joni Mitchell and Jewel, Jessy's work is infused with a lightness and warmth that is equally embodied in her live performance. Maintaining a busy show schedule, she has played at such prominent venues as the Highline Ballroom in NYC, World Cafe Live in Philly, the Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis, Club Passim in Cambridge, and the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in the Berkshires, and she has been honored to share the stage with such artists as Joan Osborne, Edwin McCain, Loudon Wainwright III, and Ari Hest. Armed with her "achingly pure, Appalachian spring voice" (The Working Musician), Jessy has independently recorded and released several albums and EPs, and is currently in the studio working on a new collection. Check outwww.jessytomskomusic.com for more. 


 

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Pittsburgh Winery 2815 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222