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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.

Duane Estep to Kim Robins and 40 Years Late 

Kim Robins has announced the newest addition to her touring band, 40 Years Late. Duane Estep has joined the group on mandolin and vocals, stepping in for Dewayne Guffey who left the band last month. 

Duane has been a popular bluegrass picker in the Detroit area for some time, where he performed with regional acts like Livingston County Grass, Detroit Bluegrass Band, and New Country Grass. The latter is one he formed with his two sons, Kyle and Brent, making joining up with Kim into a homecoming of sorts…

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Kim Robins chosen for IBMA Leadership Bluegrass 2019 

The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced their 2019 class for Leadership Bluegrass, an annual, three-day academy intended to generate future pacesetters in the bluegrass industry. Attendees are selected in a competitive process through an application process, and those selected are invited to Nashville for what the organization describes as “advanced-level interactive learning experiences designed to build commitment, motivate talents, and instill enthusiasm for addressing the future of…

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Dara Wray now representing Kim Robins & 40 Years Late 

When we learned of Blue Mafia going on hiatus earlier this year, we knew that it wouldn’t be long before the various members found their way back into the bluegrass business. 

The break was initiated by founder Tony Wray taking a position with the Tyminski Band, playing guitar and banjo with Dan Tyminski in his new alt-country/Americana venture. Whether the group will reform in future is an open question at this point, but they all recognized the switch as a great opportunity for Tony, and wished him well…

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Josh Woods returns to Kim Robins & 40 Years Late 

Kim Robins is proud to announce the return of banjo picker Josh Woods to her touring band, 40 Years Late. Josh had been her original banjo man when the band was formed back in 2013, but day job commitments made it impractical for him to stay out on the road with the group, and the Indianapolis native stepped aside in 2014. 

But things have apparently changed, as Woods is back and rarin’ to go. 

“I am very excited to be a part of Kim Robins and 40 Years Late once again. I am proud of Kim and I look forward…

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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 (, 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