Kim McLean is an award winning songwriter with over 200 songwriting credits, who chose to remain behind the scenes as a writer while raising her children. She has finally moved into the spotlight as an artist with her own independent sound on her own independent label, Hippie Chick Twang.
This is Kim McLean's music. Is she country? Is she folk? Is she rock? She just writes and sings the music she feels. It sorta sounds, well...like Hippie Chick Twang music.
Kim McLean has a kickin' studio band:
John D. Willis on guitar, banjo (but don't tell anybody), and odd stringed instruments
Dave Hungate on bass
Eddie Bayers, Jr on drums and percussion
Russ Pahl on the nastiest steel and coolest slide guitar/dobro ever
Jonathon Yudkin on fiddle (can you call what he does...fiddle?)
Kim's Road Band "Acousti-Grass":
Kris Donegan on lead guitar
Dave Jacques on acoustic/stand up bass
Chris Herron and Jakob Courtney also play bass on some road dates.
Steve Latanation on drums
Tom Rhody and Rick Malkin on percussion
Her favorite drummer of all is Will McLean Johnston...her 11 year old son who just plain rocks with his mama!
Kim McLean has endorsements and uses exclusively: Taylor Acoustic Guitars, Gibson (The Vixen) Electrics, D'Addario Strings, Washburn Mandolins, and Audio Technica Microphones.
All About Us
rootsy thump and drawl southern groove
A rootsy folk tale of dark beginnings and the grace of forgiveness. Thomas Wolfe was wrong. You can go home again...especially if they are standing in line to buy tickets to your show.
Funky-grass with the best use of a banjo since "In The Summertime".
A Christmas song from the heart of a Native Cherokee
A soulful groove tune of sky high dreams and four leaf clovers
Angels and Eagles
Sweet Goodbyes and a Prayer on Eagle's Wings
A frolic through the journey of finding joy
Life in a Frame
An acoustic rock anthem of the snapshot of perfect happiness
Forever Every Day
Christmas, Past-life, heaven revealed...and a kid named Michael.
Gospel, politically incorrect courage anthem
Born Again Today
Acoustic road to salvation and healing in a soft, reflective ballad.
Song of Eve
Mountain essence in a folk ballad that weaves it's way through the heart of a woman, and the man who loves her.
Same River Twice
Strings and epic storyline in a folk movie ballad
I'm Goin' Home
A sparse acoustic ballad of parting
4/27/2010 11:11:10 AM
hello Kim, stopped by and really enjoyed your music. well done. gabe
3/28/2008 8:13:41 AM
Can this possibly be my first visit to your page? Consider me a new fan, Kim...keep on twangin'...lol...
3/22/2008 4:30:53 AM
One.....Two.....Three......Hip Hip Hooray!
Congratulations on your Golden Kayak Nomination!
It is VERY much deserved and I hope you can make it to the Awards Broadcast!
3/18/2008 7:35:04 PM
Hearty and warm congratulations Kim on your nomination for a Golden Kayak Award.
It is a privilege for myself and the band to be able to share this honored occasion with you. Best wishes and good luck !!
1/14/2008 1:30:47 PM
Great voice - Very warm. Your songs are rich with melody and the production is well balanced.
1/14/2008 1:05:46 PM
--------------------------really had forgotten how good your music is!!!!!
1/9/2008 12:00:54 PM
Hi Kim...was rotating the songs on my Pipeline page and
when i got 2 'Savior Son'...thought of U...hope all is well! :)
11/11/2007 12:03:04 AM
Hello Kim ... nice sound, behind nice songs ... was really impressed with "Savior Son" and put it up on "Private Stock"..
10/29/2007 3:33:59 PM
There is someone here who is trying to steal your identity! They have started a new Station and are calling it "McLean Corner"......
I wanted to give you a heads up about it.....If you need any help in apprehending these identity thieves, just let me know!
You Are The Best!
10/24/2007 4:25:08 AM
Hi Kim,love your songs,great sound
10/23/2007 9:49:25 PM
I am so glad to see you here!....It's nice to have a neighbor and friend to add to my "Texas Willies Favorites On IAC" station!
10/19/2007 9:29:28 AM
Hi Kim, just cruising thru. Pearl was added to "RIDE THE RIVER". Great song! Goodluck with your music! Come by sometime, would love to hear from ya. Take care!
10/15/2007 7:08:09 AM
looking forward to more of your songs, go on treat us pip & merry
10/10/2007 1:06:51 AM
Hey Kim..cool song "All about us" got some BGrass/country in my roots...liked the horns in the mix too.... nice touch!! thanks for sharin it Terry
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