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…Read more
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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…Read more
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.
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…Read more
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…Read more
One is given to wonder what or who is responsible when an artist on the rise makes a huge leap forward from one recording to the next, such as we see on Raining In Baltimore from Kim Robins, set for release next week on Pinecastle Records.
Robins’ debut album, 40 Years Late, hit in 2013 and showed great promise from an artist who had been away from performing and recording for many years. But what explains the dramatic improvement on this new project, in her singing, song selection, and overall…Read more
Posted on June 2, 2017 By John Curtis Goad - BLUEGRASS TODAY
The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced its selections for the 2017 Songwriter Showcase, to be held at this year’s World of Bluegrass in Raleigh. Participants in the showcase are chosen by the IBMA’s Songwriter Showcase Committee from material submitted by the writers themselves. Eleven writers and writing teams were selected this year from 115 submissions.
Songwriters who will be participating in the showcase include:
Raining in Baltimore
Kim Robins' debut Raining in Baltimore opens promisingly with an ominous folk-bluegrass ballad, Kim Fox's "Eye for an Eye." To my hearing it remains the strongest cut, but if what follow are more standard 'grass flavors, they're tasty ones. Robins' approach incorporates both traditional and contemporary. Naturally, my preference is for the former, and so I am pleased there's more of the former than of the latter.
Even so, her country alto is…Read more
Another exciting addition to "Barbie's Musical Adventures" Caribbean Country Classic & Bluegrass Cruise in January 2018 has just been announced! You now have the opportunity to cruise with Kim Robins, a late addition to the lineup. Kim has deep roots in country music, opening for legends such as Loretta Lynn, Conway Twitty, Barbara Mandrell and The Oak Ridge Boys. She spent much of her youth meeting and greeting with her classic country idols due in part to her Father's interest and involvement in the music…Read more
Pinecastle Records is pleased to announce the signing of bluegrass artist, Kim Robins to the label, and is releasing to radio the first single “Eye For An Eye”, from her upcoming album RAINING IN BALTIMORE. Kim Robins couldn’t be more proud than to have joined forces with Pinecastle, or excited about her first release with her new album.
“I am grateful to Pinecastle Records for giving me the opportunity to finally live out my dream. It is such an honor to be on an outstanding label with such amazing…Read more