Kim Logan, Musician: “It’s a Language and a Map and a Kind of Blood”

Artist name: Kim Logan

Featured Work 1: Devil Makes Three

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Kim Logan is soulful and experimental. She isn’t in a  rush, but she has a lot to say and she does it in a spell-binding way, blending rhythms of the bayou, honky tonk, and honey blues with her powerful voice.
Featured Works 2 and 3: Voo Doo Man

5 Questions for the Artist:

1. What is music to you?

“It’s a visceral thing, but an intellectual thing, but an emotional thing.  It’s a language and a map and a kind of blood that comes out of certain people.  It’s probably up there with love and hate and pain and joy as a universal human experience.  I feel very, very lucky to be able to create it.”

2. What did you make in the past, and why?

“I have put out a record and a few singles here and there, and have put out several forms of visual and video and literary art.  I jumped into the music industry with both feet pretty young, and have taken a few years now to create slowly and grow, learning everything I possibly can about how to navigate this bullshit business with as much aplomb as I can, while retaining creative control.  I have always made exactly what I feel like making, and that will probably never change.”

3. What are you making now, and why?

“I am making a new group of recordings with my producer Vance Powell, and several short films with different collaborators.  I am also working on recording my classical singing for the first time since I was first auditioning for music schools, and hopefully putting it on vinyl!”

4. What are your hopes for the future?

“I hope to further integrate my music with other forms of visual and performance art… the plan is to eventually finish several interdisciplinary companion pieces for each of the songs on my upcoming music release.”

5. Do you want to add anything?

“My spring tour dates are posted on my website and at www.facebook.com/kimloganmusic !  I’ll be all over America, come see me.”

Artist Supplied Background:

Kim Logan arose from the swamps and beaches of Sarasota, Florida after a decade in the opera industry, to write songs and make records in Nashville. With her education from the Berklee College of Music, and years of the kind of hands-on learning you can only get in honky tonks and on highways, Kim flexes her artistic muscles in every medium of art possible. In addition to the release of her debut self-titled album, Kim has penned published poetry and essays, consulted on and served as muse for a fashion designers and vintage curators, and collaborated with everyone from filmmakers, to burlesque and hoop dancers, to portrait artists, in interdisciplinary displays of performance art. Now working on new music out of Sputnik Studio in Nashville, produced and developed by the formidable sonic wizard Vance Powell (Jack White, Chris Stapleton), Kim continues to innovate, reinvent, and create from nothing. Kim is also an ensemble/comprimario singer with the Nashville Opera company, and can be seen in productions throughout their festival season. A classic, craftsman’s songwriting sensibility, paired with sonic homage to each unique sub-genre which influenced her, makes for Kim’s gap-bridging, line-blurring, time-traveling sound. You can also visit her on YouTube and Instagram.

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