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KIM ROBINS has blended hardcore traditional and progressive bluegrass with the lonesome sound of country legends to produce her own unique sound and style unmatched in the industry.

Kim Robins's sophomore album titled "Raining In Baltimore" was released on July 21, 2017. The album was engineered and produced by Ron Stewart and Rickey Wasson and is a stellar combination of original music and timeless traditional songs that we all know and love.

Hear why John Lawless of Bluegrass Today said, "Raining In Baltimore is a strong statement that Kim Robins deserves to be taken seriously as a vocalist, songwriter, and bandleader in bluegrass music.

Kim Robins and 40 Years Late chosen as an official IBMA Showcase Band in 2018  

The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced today the artists invited to the 2018 World of Bluegrass convention to showcase during the event’s Bluegrass Ramble. Each invited act will have at least two opportunities to perform during World of Bluegrass (September 25-27), which attracts decision makers and taste influencers from all over the world. Bluegrass Ramble artists are chosen with an eye towards selecting those who are ready for major career advancement, and more established artists…Read more

Kim Robins to Cedar Creek Management 

Cedar Creek Management has announced the signing of Pinecastle recording artists Kim Robins & 40 Years Late to the agency. The North Carolina-based firm will represent Kim for personal appearance booking. Robins has been selected as an official showcase act during the 2018 World of Bluegrass convention this September in Raleigh, NC. Her most recent album, Raining In Baltimore, has been popular on bluegrass radio for its interesting choice of material and Kim’s strong singing. 40 Years Late consists of…Read more

Kim Robins named as the newest member of the IBMA Songwriting Committee 

Kim Robins has been named the newest member of the IBMA Songwriting Committee. The Songwriting Committee helps facilitate events for fellow songwriters both during the World of Bluegrass week and throughout the year. Their goal, according to the IBMA website (IBMA.org), is to “enhance and grow our creative community, adding value to your IBMA membership.” Rick Lang, IBMA Songwriter Committee- Chair, had this to say, “Kim is a dedicated IBMA member, songwriter, recording artist who expressed an interest in…

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Kim Robins - Make Heart Healthy Choices 

Kim Robins, bluegrass singer, songwriter, and bandleader, has agreed to contribute an occasional column about staying healthy for touring artists. As a nurse, and a traveling musician, Kim has a keen awareness of the pitfalls of the lifestyle. Here is her first entry, about heart healthy lifestyle choices. As a nurse for over 25 years, I’ve dealt with my share of heartbreak over the loss of a patient or loved one. I wouldn’t say I’m not affected by death, but I have come to accept it as a part of life.…Read more

Kim Robins takes a spill on the ice 

She wasn’t on the rink in PyeongChang, but bluegrass singer, songwriter, and bandleader Kim Robins took a fall on the ice Saturday evening, and suffered a serious concussion when her head hit the ground. Kim says that the way she tumbled, her head took the full force of the blow, and she spent the night in the hospital near her home in Bloomington, IN. As you can see, Kim looks much happier in the photo above right than she does in the hospital wearing a neck brace. When we spoke with her this…Read more

Kim Robins debuts on the Bluegrass Today Charts at #11 

Kim Robins song, "Raining in Baltimore,"  appeared the 2nd week of January 2018 at #11 on the Bluegrass Today Charts. Raining in Baltimore is a song Robins wrote after visiting Baltimore for a business trip in March of 2015. Robins says, "I was missing my family and I realized being a small town girl that I had no idea how to maneuver around the city. It started to rain one night while me and a coworker ventured out and I joked I was going to write a song about raining in Baltimore. The song virtually wrote…

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Kyle Estep to Kim Robins 

Posted on January 17, 2018 By John Lawless

Kim Robins has announced an addition to her touring band, 40 Years Late. Kyle Estep has joined the group on guitar, taking the spot previously occupied by Kim’s bandleader, Chris Martin, who has moved to bass following the departure of Jade Bacon. 

Kyle had been performing with his brother and their father in Michigan’s New County Grass. For the time being, he plans to work shows with both bands, as Kim says that their schedules do not conflict at this point. 

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Kim Robins - Raining In Baltimore CD Review 

KIM ROBINS RAINING IN BALTIMORE Pinecastle Records PRC 1205 It was beginning to look like another forty years wait for Kim Robins’ second release. Her first, titled 40 Years Late, was self-released in 2013. Then came another gap. Now this new one finally arrives, and it seems to have been worth the delay. Not only is she with a label (Pinecastle Records), but her delivery, her support, and her song choices sound much more convincing. Having three/fifths of The Boxcars (banjoist and fiddler Ron Stewart…

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Kim Robins on the prowl for a fiddle player 

Posted on August 1, 2017 By John Lawless

Kim Robins, recently signed with Pinecastle Records and boasting of a new album, Raining In Baltimore, just released, is now on the hunt for a full-time fiddler for her touring band, 40 Years Late. 

2017 has been a good year so far for Kim, and she says that she is ready to commit to a new band member, as opposed to using fill-in fiddlers as she has been doing so far. 

“I feel like the material is creative and fun to play and will challenge a fiddle player, giving…

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Kim Robins Debuts on Pinecastle with “Raining in Baltimore” 

Pinecastle Records is excited to announce Kim Robins’s label debut recording Raining in Baltimore. The album will be available this Friday July 21st, 2017. Robins shows off her songwriting on the album with three out of the twelve tracks to her credit including the title track. She will be a featured songwriter at the International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA) World of Bluegrass this fall. Robins enlisted some big time help on Raining in Baltimore with Ron Stewart and Rickey Wasson co-producing and…

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