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Kim Simmonds began his solo acoustic career in 1997
with the release of the CD, “Solitaire”. An album of traditional blues,
“Solitaire” was the starting point of Kim’s rediscovery of his love of
the acoustic guitar. In the truest sense of the word, “Solitaire” was a
true solo album and an encouraging beginning for Kim and a fine addition
to the acoustic music world.
Kim's newest release, "Out Of The Blue", is a collection of varied material that places him in a new setting, that of the singer/songwriter. This time around the guitar playing is understated with more emphasis on the song. His baritone voice has aged well, matured perhaps and now stands out throughout the CD's eleven songs. A "bare bones" recording with just the occasional background vocal, percussion and string section, "Out Of The Blue" displays Simmonds' wider musical range that will act as a perfect introduction for first time listeners.