Kim Richey
With Special Guests the Accidentals

Thursday | February 17, 2022 | 7:00PM

Heartfelt, enduring, and authentic—masterful sound with local roots.

An Ohio native, Richey’s passion for music was sparked early on in her great aunt’s record shop. She took up the guitar in high school and college but it didn’t stick right away. After college, Richey worked in nature centers in Colorado and Ohio and traveled to Sweden and South America before landing in Bellingham, Washington, where she worked as a cook. Friends talked up Nashville and convinced Richey and her partner to load up their Ford F150 and head to Music City. In Nashville, Richey cooked at the famed Bluebird Café and gigged around town before meeting Luke Lewis and Keith Stegall. At their meeting she played one song, talked a lot, and got a record deal at the musical home of Billy Ray Cyrus and Shania Twain.

Her music continues to have a rule-breaking style which sets her outside contemporary country’s bounds and that is fine by Richey. Through it all, Richey has worn her heart on her lyrical sleeve. “I started writing songs because of Joni Mitchell,” Richey confesses. “I loved being able to write songs because I was really super-shy. I couldn’t say things to people that I wanted to say. If I put it in a song, there was the deniability. If I ever got called on it, I could say, ‘Oh, heavens no, that’s just a song! I made that up.’”

Special Guests the Accidentals

About MBT Lookout Sessions
MBT Lookout Sessions is a curated concert series that brings audiences closer to some of the most dynamic and talented musicians on tour today. Bring your friends, grab a drink, and settle into our casual lounge space for some of the finest music you'll hear all year. Each show will light up the night with an eclectic variety of new and familiar artists you’ll want to have on your radar.

Lookout Sessions are general admission performances with limited seating (available on a first-come, first-served basis), plus standing room. ADA accessible locations can be reserved at purchase.

Series Sponsor

Chris & Heather Stockard

Production Genre: Music


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