Grammy-nominated star at Great Northern Wine

Kim Richey who is singing at Great Northern Wine in Ripon.
Kim Richey who is singing at Great Northern Wine in Ripon.

RIPON’S Great Northern Wine continues on their mission to provide outstanding, intimate live music events this Sunday with an award-winning singer-songwriter.

Two-time Grammy-nominated Kim Richey is a storyteller; a weaver of emotions and a tugger of heartstrings.

The 15-year musical journey that has led Kim to her latest album, Wreck Your Wheels has proven a dream run.

Aside from her two Grammy nods, she has released five critically acclaimed albums; been listed in the Top 10 Albums of 1999 in US Time Magazine for her album Glimmer, and been given four stars in Rolling Stone and named Alt-Country Album Of The Year in People Magazine for her album Rise.

Tender, poetic and aching with life’s truths, Kim’s songs transport you to her world, where words paint pictures and melodies touch the soul.

Richey has written two number 1s and four op 10 hits in the USA and singles in the Top 50. She has had her songs recorded by the likes of Trisha Yearwood and James Morrisson among others; sung on albums by Ryan Adams, Shawn Colvin and Mary Chapin Carpenter and even appeared on a William Shatner record produced by Ben Folds.

She’s worked with producer legends such as Bill Bottrell (Sheryl Crow, Michael Jackson, Tom Petty) and Hugh Padgham (The Police, XTC, Peter Gabriel, David Bowie) as well as Giles Martin (The Beatles Love) and Steve Earle collaborator Richard Bennett, plus she’s had her music featured in films and TV and has toured all over the world.

Not bad for a girl from Ohio who was a teacher before realising she wanted to be a musician.

Lyrically driven and beautifully produced, her latest album Wreck Your Wheels has been described as a record that gets into your head and heart and stays there.

So does it matter whether it’s Americana, Alt-country or Pop?

l Tickets costing £10 are available www.greatnorthernwine.co.uk or call 01765 606 767.

Doors open at 7pm for an 8pm performance.