Sunday, December 2, 2012

upcoming dates ...

New Years Eve: First Night Raleigh
Jan 12 Saturday Immaculate Heart of Mary Church High Point NC
Feb 15 Friday Light House Center Fundraiser Concert Va Beach VA
see my web site for info on location, times & tickets

Christmas parties and more...

so I got a call from Santa the other day...he wants to set up a LIVING ROOM CONCERT for the Mrs and the elves before the end of the year but after Christmas of course as a thank you for their hard work this I'll be leaving for the North Pole at some point w/guitar in hand...BUT I still have dates available for YOU to have your very own LIVING ROOM CONCERT or if you'd like, just music, for your holiday function: business
or personal.  Call me 252-441-2555 or email me

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

this just in...

just confirmed dates to head to Nashville in Jan 2013 to start work on a new CD - look for that in the spring of next year!

3 churches in 3 days

and what an awesome 3 day weekend it was!  My final destination was Seaside Methodist Church in Sunset Beach, NC for a 4pm concert on Sunday Nov 18 BUT before I got that far south, I stopped at St Mark's Catholic Church in Wilmington, NC to enjoy a pot luck dinner with a wonderful lively group and then did a concert.  Thank you Alex Hill, music minister, for the invitation...we'll have to do it again!
Back in the car to Shallotte, NC that night to lend my music Saturday to a day of reflection on the psalms by Pat Bowers & Jane Moore from St Brendan's Catholic Church (Pat, Jane & I did a program for Holy Redeemer Church in Kitty Hawk NC earlier this year).  This was a wonderful way to spend a Saturday w/60+ folks interested in sharing their faith journey through the psalms and music - thanks you Pat & Jane and Mary Hart for including my music in your day!
That evening I sang at St Brendan's 5pm mass - beautiful church, large congregation - thank you Mag & Tom, music ministers, for allowing me to participate.
The next morning I sang for the Seaside Methodist's 8am and 9:30am services - got to play "These are the days of Elijah" with the Praise & Worship band - thank you Lynn & Tim - at the 9:30am service.  The Youth Sacred Movement Group lead by Jamie, opened the service with "Arise My Love" using glory rods to accentuate their movement - it was beautifully done - brought tears to my eyes!  Thank you to Mary Jane & Scott Wilson-Parsons (co-pastors) for making me feel most welcome!
Back to the other side of town, I lead music for the 11:15am mass at St Brendan's and did we move the mountain!  Thank you Fr Ryszard, Pastor for working with me and Judy Snopek for helping coordinate everything- it was an energizing liturgy - AMEN!
The concert at 4pm was great - thank you Don for running sound and Kathryn Parker, music minister, for her help in coordinating all!
and a special thank you to all who came to the workshop, masses, services and concert - it was great to talk and share with those I met...
And so on this night before Thanksgiving, I am thankful for friends, family, my music, my journey and my God...
Happy Thanksgiving...

Sunday, September 30, 2012

another Living Room Concert!

great big THANK YOU to Carole Garrett who hosted a Living Room Concert last night in Duck and to all who joined us.  Carole won the concert at a silent auction in Feb this year at the annual Paws for Love Benefit helping our fury 4 legged friends at Feline Hope.    Thank you to all who donate their time and funds to Feline Hope.  The organization has made great strides over the last 10 years in decreasing the stray cat population in the Outer Banks, finding homes for many cats and caring for medical issues of many strays.  Keep up the great work Lita, Lisa & team!

I still have openings for Living Room Concerts - email or call me if you're interested!

Friday, September 28, 2012

you tube videos

thank you to my friend Beth McElvenney for posting (with help from her hubby David) these from our recent living room concert here in the Outer Banks!

Only Old Lovers Know:

Amazing Grace:

I’m Not Alone:

Unforgettable:    (This one is only 42 seconds long)

Sunday, September 23, 2012

on the road New Castle DE

November 30 Friday 7pm I will be doing a fundraiser for the Serviam Academy for Girls in New Castle DE.  I'm interested in playing other venues in that area or any areas between Kitty Hawk NC and New Castle DE.  If you know of any that would be open/interested in hosting a Kim Kalman concert ie churches, fund raisers - please forward me contact info.  If you are interested in hosting a Living Room Concert December 1 Saturday or Dec 2 Sunday anywhere between New Castle and Kitty Hawk, please contact me ASAP so we can make arrangements.

Thank you - see you on the road!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Christian Music Series donates

It is official - our Christian Music Summer Concert Series is over for the 2012 season.  The two hour Monday night program of Christian music ran from Memorial Day to Labor Day and was enjoyed by over 625 people at the Good Life Eatery in Kitty Hawk.  Sponsored this year by Salty Paws Biscuits (stores in Duck and Nags Head) RKO Media and Coastal Impressions, musicians from Northern Virginia to Elizabeth City to Edenton donated their time and talent to benefit our community.    The weekly "love offerings" for the season totaled $2200.  The funds were divided between the Dare County Beach Food Pantry and Interfaith Community Outreach (ICO).   Present for the donation presentation at Salty Paws Biscuits in the Jockey's Ridge Center, Nags Head  were sponsor Salty Paws Biscuits owner Susan Beauvais, host/founder of the series, Kim Kalman, Lorna Ernst from the Beach Food Pantry and Jennifer Albanese from ICO....and Jackson our Salty Paws Biscuits mascot for the day!  Musicians who donated their talent and time this season include Corissa Snyder, Chuck Conlogue, Echos of Heritage, Arthur Bull and Rebecca Kukacka, Pastor Steve Smith, MMOV, Angelo Sonnesso, Betty Moore Williams, Primisis, Nick Hodsdon and Dana Walker, Lighthouse Christian Fellowship Band, MP13 Praise and Worship Band, Jessica Hoy Garza, Richard Morrisette, Tshombe Shelby, Reunion, Justice 2, Crossing Over, Joyful Noise, Ken Mann and friends, Freedom Band, AnLouise Bennett, Just in Time, Lew Gregory, Ashley Elder, Jim Kelly, Leslie Buck-Ferguson, Young Anax, The Dave Hill Project, Anthem Quartet! Special thank you to our sound engineer, Chris Creighton, for his donation of time and equipment to make us all sound great!  Mark your calendars, we'll do it again next year!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

If you had been at last night's Christian Music Night would have been amazed at the variety/diversity of our program - prayer through music took on a new meaning - WOW!  Ashley Elder, visiting from Virginia, sang 2 contemporary tunes with tracks on her ipod - nicely done Ashley!  Thank you for taking time from your vacation to share your gift with our community!
Pastor Steve Smith, a professional music veteran from Manteo's First Assembly of God, dazzled us with his originals, classics & blues-style guitar playing - not to mention his humorous lyric and story telling - thank you Pastor Steve for sharing with us!  MMOV - Matt, Nick & Robert - these guys are good!  Great lyric & grooves - & they are in shape - true instruments!  Audience was standing & waving for Jesus!!!  Thank you guys for the work out!
All musicians donate their God given talents and time back to their community to raise funds by love donations
that go to ICO (Interfaith Community Outreach) ministry and our Beach Food Pantry.
Next Monday July 23 Corrisa Snyder & friends and Joyful Noise (KHMC) will be joining us - don't miss it!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

75th anniversary concert

Thank you Holy Redeemer for the invitation to sing last night for our community in celebration of the church's 75th anniversary...and to the great group of folk who attended not to mention Pastor Bill Walsh & Fr Al Russell. The big seller of the night: The Early Years (big hair)!
Special thanks to Robert from Manteo Electronics Rentals for running and recording sound and Ron Marchand who filmed the show.
We'll do it again Friday August 10th with a whole different set list of songs!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

if you missed last night...

at the Christian Music Summer Concert series at the Good Life eatery in Kitty Hawk, here's who you missed: Nick Hodsdon singing and playing guitar & psaltery and AnLouise Bennett praising God on vocals and keyboard like only she can - awesome!  Check out the video on my web site:
Thank you to both artists for sharing their time and talent w/our community!

Joining us July 9 is Arthur Bull on guitar & Rebecca Kukacka on vocals and hip-hop recording artist, Primisis!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

wrong Parachute Band

The Parachute Band that I'll be opening for is NOT the Christian band from New's the rock bank from Charlottesville VA.  Wrong info from the venue....

Christian Music Night June 25

Jessica Hoy Garza & friends from the Source Church AND the Anthem Quartet from Elizabeth City at last night's Christian Music Summer Concert Series - thank you to our musicians for sharing their time and talent and thank you to all who joined us for a fun music filled night!  Proceeds from our love offering will be donated to our Beach Food Pantry and ICO (Interfaith Community Outreach) Ministries.
Joining us next week July 2 will be Nick Hodsdon and AnLouise Bennett.  See my web site for a calendar of all our scheduled acts

Monday, June 25, 2012

week of June 25 - July 1

Christian Music Night w/Jessica Hoy Garza & Sojouners Quartet Monday 7pm Good Life Kitty Hawk
Tim Buck II Mall Corolla Tuesday 6-9pm
Kelly's Restaurant Nags Head Tuesday 10pm  w/Parachute Band
Froggy Dog Avon MP55 Wednesday 5:30-8:30pm
Loblolly Pines Plaza Duck Thursday 7:30-9:30pm
Tale of the Whale Nags Head Friday 5-9pm
Holy Redeemer Kitty Hawk Saturday 5pm
Holy Redeemer Kitty Hawk Sunday 9am, 11:30am & 7pm

Tuesday @ Kelly's w/Parachute Band

The Parachute Band is a Christian band from New Zealand & will be at Kelly's restaurant in Nags Head Tuesday June 26 (tomorrow).  Mike Kelly called and asked if I could play as well so I'll be there at 10pm - see you there!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

week of June 18

Wed June 20 Froggy Dog Avon 5:30-8:30pm on the porch
Thurs June 21 Loblolly Pines Plaza Duck 6-8pm gazebo
Fri June 22 Tale of the Whale 5-9pm Nags Head Gazebo
Sat June 23 Holy Redeemer 5pm Kitty Hawk
Sun June 24 Holy Redeemer 11:30am & 7pm

see my web calendar for more details

Christian Music Night June 18

...had a hand clapping, foot stomping, sing-a-long evening Monday at the Christian Music Night with Jim Kelly & Justus 2 (his daughter Robyn) & Reunion (with Garry Mickey) .  Thank you to all for sharing your time and talent!  Jim will be back July 16 with another group, Crossing Over.

Next week features Jessica Hoy Garza & her church's Praise team AND Sojourners Quartet from Elizabeth City - this is a night YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS !

It amazes me how many artists we have in this area doing Christian music - I am still getting calls & emails from new artists willing to donate their time & talent - bring it on!  Ya'll come!!
 Good Life Eatery MP 4.5 on the bypass in Kitty Hawk 7pm

Monday, June 4, 2012

Christian Music Night June 4

Theresa McMaster (vocals & percussion), Mary Saunders (vocals & guitar), Corissa Snyder (songwriter, vocals & guitar) from Liberty Fellowship, put together the Girl Band and played tonight at the Christian Music Summer Concert Series - nice blend of vocals and material ladies - thank you for sharing your talents.
If you missed tonight's performance, Corissa is scheduled again July 23 and August 13 at the Good Life Eatery 7pm.

Chuck Conlogue, from Hatteras, entertained tonight as well on vocals & keyboard with some originals and favorite covers.  Thank you Chuck!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

My fan club from Buffalo NY came to visit last week at the Froggy Dog in Avon! : Peg Redenbaugh, Greg Wadsworth, Jack Byrnes, Larry Mann and Steve Cornelius.  We had a beautiful evening on the Froggy Dog front porch enjoying conversation, beverages and of course music.

Thursdays I  will continue to be at Loblolly Pines in Duck at the NEW Salty Paws Biscuits shop...not only does the plaza offer GREAT HOMEMADE dog treats and dog toys but there's an ice cream store, Pizzazz pizza, coffee/espresso & sweets store and lots of gifts (candles, jewelry, beach items).  It's on the main road across from the town stage/park.  Salty Paws Biscuits is also one of our Christian Music Summer Concert Series sponsors - thank you Salty Paws Biscuits! 

Had a great time last night at Ocean Boulevard on the beach road in Kitty Hawk - a nice warm breeze, great food & wine and lots of folks to enjoy the setting.  I'll be back there in September.

This week coming up - Christian Music Night - Chuck Conlogue from Hatteras and Corissa Snyder will be with us - Monday 7pm at Good Life in Kitty Hawk, Thursday Salty Paws Biscuits Friday I'm in Va Beach at the Eastminster Presbyterian Church 6pm  (see my web site calendar for more details).

Sunday, May 27, 2012

summer season kick-off

When the line is out the door for 2 hours at Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt - it's official, summer is here!  Sang at the Sweet Frog (the "frog" stands for Forever Rely On God - no I did not make this up) in Kitty Hawk last night & had a blast...and the yogurt & toppings are yummy...if you haven't been, check it out!

Summer mass schedules at Holy Redeemer - 5pm Saturday, 11:30AM & 7pm Sunday (unless I have a wedding)

Christian Music Summer Concert Series starts tomorrow 7pm Good Life Eatery with your truly.

Check my web site calendar for the rest of the schedule: Tale of the Whale, Froggy Dog, Timbuck II shopping Center, Loblolly Pines Plaza and any other add ons.

If you're coming to town and would like to schedule your very own Living Room Concert, please contact me as soon as possible: or 252-489-8724

safe travels...see you in the sun!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

St Catherine's

Jayne & Dorothy both won a free Living Room Concert at the Ignited By Truth conference in February this year at my booth.  They decided to have it at their church: St Catherine of Siena in Wake Forest...was fun sharing & listening to stories during dinner before the show...had time after the show to spend with some friends.  Thank you Wake Forest!

Friday, May 18, 2012


a busy month & it's not even Memorial Day weekend yet!...last week a living room concert turned into a backyard Bar-B-Q at Cathy & Lyle's in Wake Forest - fun night even if the fire department was put on alert - keeping the grill burning Lyle! good food, great folks, beautiful evening & I LOVED my gazebo!! thanks guys!! fun time had by all

Mother's Day I was at Sanctuary Vineyards in Jarvisburg...I sang Let the Door Swing Wide for Gloria who said it was her new power song ...and got my very own tour of NC wines in their tasting room lead by Elton - check it out!

Tonight CONGRADS go out in Hatteras to Briana & Rick who were married almost on the beach...Mother Nature didn't cooperate until AFTER the "I dos"...there was a rainbow at the end of it all.

Tomorrow Friday I'm back in Wake Forest at St Catherine of Siena for a free 7pm show.  Check the web site calender for address and phone contact.  Come join us if you're in the area!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Christian Music Summer Concert Schedule

Christian Music Summer Concert Schedule
Check out my new FaceBook page kimkalman/ChristianMusicobx
Here's the line up so far...we will be adding musicians to this list as they confirm.
These musicians are donating their time and talent for their community - come support them and the cause
 and enjoy some great music!
no service/mass, no alter call, just good tunes!
All "love offerings" donated to ICO (Interfaith Community Outreach) and our local Food Pantry

May 28 Kim Kalman
June 4 Chuck Conlogue
June 11 Lighthouse Christian Fellowship Praise Band AND Echos of Heritage
June 18 Reunion AND Justus
June 25 Sojourne Quartet
July 2 AnLouise Bennet
July 9 Primisis
July 16 Crossing Over
July 23 Joyful Noise
July 30 Freedom
Aug 6 Ken Mann
Aug 13 Just In Time
Ag 20 Leslie Buck
Aug 27 Nags Head Church MP 13 Praise Band
Sept 3 Tshombe Shelby Gospel Group

Saturday, May 5, 2012


As a college student at William & Mary in Williamsburg, I met some great folks who mentored me in many ways.  Cindy Miller was an upper class woman also from NJ and work with me in music ministry for the Catholic Student Association.  Just before she graduated, she met this very Irish handsome teddy bear of a man, Andy Jennings...that was all she wrote.
Cindy & Andy formed a wonderful partnership on and off the stage.  We have stayed connected through the years.  I was invited to sing at their restaurant in Richmond VA Rare Olde Times...and most recently at the church Cindy is music minister at: Church of the Redeemer.
Andy joined the choir of angels this week...he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
"go in peace Andy Jennings, God be with you - go in peace, be at rest..."

2012 Christian Music Summer Concert Series

This year's program will be at the Good Life Gourmet (MP 4.5 on the bypass in Kitty Hawk) again starting Memorial Day May 28 - Labor Day Sept 3.  I will kick off the season May 28.  We've expanded the program this year to include a 7-8pm set for open mic for those who may not have a full set of material  or who we weren't able to schedule as a featured act.  The 8-9pm set is for the featured act & amp; we have some great ones this year!  All musicians donate their time and the love offering is donated to the Food Pantry & ICO (interfaith Community Outreach).  Hope you will join us - it's a family event, not a service or alter call, just good Christian/inspirational music Outer Banks style!

Manteo first First Friday

Sang last night at Manteo's first First Friday of the season!  Beautiful night with a full moon!, lots of friends & new faces - downtown is looking good, put back together after Irene.  I was set up next to Ortegaz Southwester Grill - good fish tacos Kristen & Dave - thank you! A well fed musician is a happy one!  The Dare County Arts Commission had their grand opening last night as well (after being closed for 8 months due to Irene water damage)  - the place looks great and has a very nice exhibit of our local talent.  If you get to Manteo, check it out.  Rumor has it that the upstairs court room will be a performance area some time in the future - the council is trying to entice more musicians into the organization so musicians put that venue on your list!  I will be back at First Friday Sept 7.

On the way home I stop at Tale of the Whale to chat with owners Carol, Kathy & Dan - the new Gazebo (Irene washed the old one) looks beautiful and, per Dan, is a little larger than the last - that means more seating for listening ears, dancing tots & osprey watchers!
I'm at the Tale this season 5-9pm on Fridays beginning June 15 - check out my web calendar for more dates and venues...come enjoy the beautiful setting.

Earlier this week I got a chance to head up to Duck to the Loblolly Pines Shopping Center to chat with Salty Paws Biscuits owner Susan Beauvais who just opened her new store (she also has her first store in the Jockey's Ridge center in Nags Head).  They are building a gazebo and I'll be there Thursdays: some nights 6-8pm, others 7:30-9:30pm depending on the Town of Duck's concert series (Loblolly is across the street from the Town Green where the concerts are held so check the web calendar for details).

Other venues this season include Avon's Froggy Dog - Wednesdays 5:30-8:30pm, Timbuck II Shopping Center Tuesdays 6-9pm.

 See you soon!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Congrats to Shana & Brad of the Outer Banks Wedding Association's DREAM WEDDING & MARRIED TODAY!  Beautiful ceremony, lots of friends & family - oh it's "Good to be loved"!

"It's a great day!  Just played my favorite version of Amazing Grace on the radio show by Kim Kalman"
...Ken Mann  OBXTV May 2 2012

Monday, April 30, 2012

wireless connections...

One morning last week I started out on my morning walk to the beach with my 4 legged fury walking buddies , Winston & Jake...
We got started earlier than usual and met some neighbors along the way so it took us longer than usual. As we crossed the bypass, my friend Nellie, was turning the corner with a gentleman she was walking with.  As I yelled hello, he went down - down flat and hard.  Nellie acted quickly, he sat up... he went down again - she started CPR, I called 911 which was all I could do with 2 dogs at my side.  While on the phone with 911, police, drive bys & eventually the ambulance all arrived.  Three people, including Nellie, rotated administering CPR.  It did not look good for the man.  All I could do was pray - I was frozen in time: I couldn't move, I couldn't get off the phone because 911 dispatcher told me to stay on until the ambulance arrived, I couldn't physically help.  I finally left the scene almost in tears over what I just witnessed, went to the beach & prayed more...and everyone who asked what happened as I passed I answered "say a prayer" - not just for the man in need, but for all who were helping.

 I saw Nellie at church yesterday who said the man, Thomas, is fine - he had a stent put in.  Everyone involved did a great job & acted without hesitation, including those I asked to pray.  Maybe it wasn't Thomas's time, maybe it was just to bring those who were there together for whatever reason...

 I had no clue until yesterday that Nellie didn't have her cell phone with her that morning - thank God I did...but with or without our cell phones, we obviously had the best wireless connection on the beach that morning - good thing for Thomas the lines were open.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Today is my Dad's 79th birthday...who knew?!  He's in great health and shape...would never know he was 79 by looking at him - good job Mom! Happy Birthday Dad!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Afton Place- Friday April 20th

If you're in the vicinity of Portsmouth, VA, come join me Friday April 20 (that's this Friday!) at Afton Place located at 86 Afton Parkway. I'll start around 7pm. Contact Jose Morelos for more info: 757-966-9626 or email

See ya Friday!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! Spring has sprung at least a month ahead of the usual schedule in the Outer Banks: butterflies in February, soft shell crabs in summer schedule for the most part is up...still have openings for living room concerts & weddings if you're in the area.

Had a great time at the Nags Head Links Players Grill on Saturday - good folks & people, beautiful view of the sound & Mother Natured supplied a nice sunset.
Masses were packed at Holy Redeemer for Easter Sunday services...where do they all come from?? We're glad all could join us...& we say thank you to all the volunteer ministers who helped during the mass. Summer mass schedule will begin Memorial Day weekend Saturday May 26.
I am really excited about a new CD project I've started work on...more to come as it evolves!

Friday, March 23, 2012


Treated myself to an evening out without my guitar last night in Norfolk at Chrysler Hall to see WICKED - the story of the "Wicked" Witch of the West from the Wizard of Oz. It was a fabulous presentation - it really warmed my heart to see/hear/feel such a talented group sharing their gifts - and these folks are so gifted! Stephanie Torns (standby) played Elphaba, the wicked witch & did a suburb job - love her voice!! With music done by Stephen Schwartz how could the music be anything but EXCELLENT (same composer of GODSPELL)?!

Tiffany Haas played Glinda (the good witch) and also did a wonderful job. The set is awesome! Kudos to all involved!
A must see if you are in the area...

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

music in motion

I was invited by Sharon Krafft to sing this morning for the members of the Beach Food Pantry at their annual meeting of church members (16 OBX churches involved) and board officials...ALL VOLUNTEERS!! who do a fantastic job in giving back to the members of our community in need. Thank you BFP volunteers: those present this morning and those who were unable to attend.

This is the day! was the song I was singing when this photo was snapped by Woody Edwards.

Thursday, March 15, 2012


Join me at Good Life Eatery MP 4.5 in Kitty Hawk on the bypass Friday & Saturday March 16 & 17 7-10pm for their dessert bar and Sunday at Pamlico Jacks in Nags Head 4:30-9pm for the final part of the weekend. For more info/tickets go to

Thursday, March 8, 2012

what started as a living room concert...

has turned into a concert at St. Catherine of Siena in Wake Forest Friday May 18 7pm!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Call to artists: Christian Music Concert Series

I am beginning to schedule the acts for the Christian Music Summer Concert Series.
The proceeds benefit our Beach Food Pantry & ICO (Interfaith Community Outreach) Ministry. Musicians volunteer their time and sell CDs if they are available. This year we will again be at Good Life Eatery mp 4.5 in Kitty Hawk Mondays Memorial Day - Labor Day. The hour have been extended: 7-9pm. The first hour will be open mic for those who want to share their gifts but don't have enough to do a 45 minute set. The second hour 8-9pm will be for the featured act. If you know of community members who would like to be involved in either hour, please pass this on and ask them to contact me at or 252-489-8724.

OBX Taste of the Beach add on

Just got a call to sing for the big Sunday March 18 Taste of the Beach bash - come join us for a wonderful evening of the best of OBX restaurants:

Sunday 4:30-6:30 and 7-9pm
Pamlico Jack's Pirate Hideaway
6803 S. Croatan Hwy., Nags Head, NC 27959
Call 252-480-3337 for information. Limited to 250 people per session.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

March events

This is the quiet before the storm...only 2 events so far for March: Taste of the Beach...always a fun weekend event. I'll be at Good Life MP 4.5 Kitty Hawk Fri & Sat March 16 & 17 for their dessert bar. Get more info at

We also have a women's retreat & Expo March 23 & 24. I'll be singing at Girls Night Out 6pm March 23...and at my booth on Saturday the 24th. More info at

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

I'm back...

Ignited By Truth conference was great! Met lots of wonderfully spirited folks...and have a good number who signed up to win a free Living Room Concert! ...and a number of people who picked up a Kim Kalman Christian music sampler to bring back to their church community with the hopes of scheduling a concert date in the near future. Here are some of the areas in NC I'll be looking at: Fayetteville, Southern Pines, Wilmington, Rocky Mount, Wilson, Greenville, Apex. If you're near any of these towns, stay tuned as I may be coming your way! If your town is NOT listed & you'd like to have me come to your church, please email for a Christian music sampler to submit and let's look at the calendar.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Ignited By Truth conference Feb 24 + 25

on the road again...leaving shortly for Raleigh to join my Catholic sisters & brothers at the annual diocesan convention Ignited By Truth (started by 2 women 10+ years ago :) )

It's at the Raleigh Convention Center : speakers, vendors, music - I'll be leading music on Saturday.
Come by my booth & register for a free living room concert!
The choir at Holy Redeemer has graciously switched masses this weekend & will cover the 5pm on Sat -
thank you John B. & choir ! I'll be leading song at the 9am Sunday (after at least 2 cups of coffee!)
Hope to see you in Raleigh!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Lighthouse Center Benefit Release

Outer Banks Celebrity Raises Money for Homeless in Virginia Beach

More than 100 people gathered to hear the melodious sounds of singer/songwriter, Kim Kalman. Kim’s eclectic music was a delightfully range of light jazz to Christian, pop and country. The theme for the evening was definitely lending toward inspiration, love and the upcoming Valentine’s Day. February 10, 2012 marked the third year that Ms. Kim Kalman has generously donated her time and talent to raise funds for Volunteers of America Chesapeake’s Lighthouse Center. The singer performed a number of songs from her collection of albums including songs from her 2010 Valentine's Day release, “With Love.”

Also present were participants from the Lighthouse Center who displayed one of kind art pieces and told their stories of how art helps to soothe the pain of homelessness.

The benefit concert was held at The Church of the Holy Family, located at 1279 North Great Neck Road, Virginia Beach, Va. The concert raised more than $1,500 which helps provide general support for the Lighthouse Center - serving over 400 homeless men and women each year. Debbie Maloney, Program Director said,- "It was a wonderful night of community support, beautiful music by Kim and exceptional Art! No one wanted the amazing musical night to end.”

Teresa Stanley, Volunteers of America Chesapeake’s board member stated - "Kim's journey from the Outer Banks to bring her gifted voice and music to the VA Beach faith communities, is an annual inspiration to those of us who serve our homeless brothers and sisters in our community".

Volunteers of America Chesapeake is very grateful for the generosity of Kim Kalman and extremely proud of the hard work all of the staff and volunteers put into this event each year. The impact that an event has on the community and the clients we serve cannot be measured. Once again we salute Ms. Kalman for being “called to care”!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Living Room Concert quotes

"Thanks, Janice and Charley for another fabulous party. Kim was great!" Pat

"Thanks for coming- it was a fun evening. A special thanks for Kim Kalman for the wonderful music" Janice

"What a terrific, delightful and delicious musical evening! Thank you SO very much for including Jim and me in the festivities! We had a wonderful time! It was truly inspirational - and lots of fun!" Marcy

Monday, February 20, 2012

Kim Kalman, local musician, performed at a living room concert at the Southern Shores home of Janice and Charlie Smith.
Ms. Kalman donated the concert as part of a fund raising effort by the local chapter of the League of Women Voters, who are
responsible for preparing the Dare County Citizens' Guide.
Ms. Kalman is well known for her great repertoire of originals, standards, and inspirational material. She welcomes
conversation, questions, and interaction with her audience during her living room concerts. It makes for a very special, enjoyable, and memorable evening for all in attendance.
Kim Kalman also leads music at Holy Redeemer by the Sea Parish, performs locally throughout the year, and hosts the Christian Music summer concert series benefitting The Interfaith Community Outreach Program (ICO) and the local Food Pantry. Kim is a wonderful performer and a person who truly gives back to her community through her music. (

Photo & article by Marcy Martin:

Seated (L to R): Mimi Iacone, Pat Hayward
Standing (L to R): Fran Kapinos, Carole Burchett, Kim Kalman, musician, hosts Janice and Charlie Smith, Joan Liston, Geri Sullivan, Connie Cogger, Janet Kott

Thank you to Janice & Charlie, the League of Women Voters, Marci Martin, Ellen Barbarro and all who was a fun evening...& a very colorful group :)!

Friday, February 17, 2012

catching up!

It has been a busy month! Had lunch with the Christian Women's Group on Feb 2. Jan Martin & Gail Leonard spoke about our shelter for the homeless in the Outer Banks called Room at the Inn. I did a benefit concert for the homeless shelter in Va Beach, the Light House Center on Feb 10. Sunday Feb 12 I was at the Universal Unitarian Church here in Kitty Hawk and that same night sang for the Feline Hope benefit dinner Paws for Love.

I had a great time at all these functions meeting and talking with members of community. Thank you to all the volunteers who give their time to these causes and their community.
Valentine's Day I delivered a singing Valentine to Faze at the Black Pelican in Kitty Hawk - that was fun! The same evening I was at Kelly's in Nags Head for a busy night and great crowd!
I'll be back at Mighty Wind UMC on Sunday Feb 19 and March 4 for their 10am service in the music room of First Flight Middle School.
This Sunday I'll be at a Living Room Concert in Southern Shores for the winner of the silent auction/fund raiser for the League of Women Voters.
I'll also be at Ignited By Truth convention again Feb 24 & 25 in Raleigh at the Convention Center leading music on Saturday. Come by my booth if you're there!
Thank you all for your continued support & for making Feb 2012 anything but a quiet month!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

my St Jude

more w/St Jude

me & Winnie w/my young friend...too cute!

Danny Thomas & St Jude

This came across my emails today: On February 16, the U.S. Postal Service will officially release the new Danny Thomas stamp, just six weeks after what would have been his 100th birthday. And fate being the sly gal that she is, this week our family -- and families worldwide -- will be celebrating another big day: the 50th anniversary of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, which was certainly the crowning achievement of our father's life and career.

The whole article:
My support for St Jude Hospital goes back a few years. It actually started when I was a youth minister at St Bede's in Williamsburg, VA. When I produced my first Christmas project, Christmas with You (on cassette) the proceeds went to St Jude. My next Christmas project, All Hearts Go Home For Christmas, produced in LA was also a benefit for the cause - all the writers, musicians and producers volunteered their time and talents and local business supported our efforts financially. When all was said and done, we donated $13,000 to St Jude over the life of the project. I performed at the hospital - one of the most moving performances I've experienced and then toured the hospital singing Merry Christmas and Felice Navidad to the kids who couldn't get to the lobby. Looking at these photo takes me right back to conversations with these kids and their parents.

singing telegrams & CD package for Valentines Day

I'm offering singing telegrams & a copy of my WITH LOVE CD again this year starting Feb 10-14th. Email or call me to schedule yours musically Valentine.

Lots of opportunities to join me this coming weekend: Friday Feb 10 @ 7pm Holy Family in Va Beach I'm doing a benefit concert for the Lighthouse Center. This is our 3rd year...always a great turn out & warm fuzzy evening.
Sunday Feb 12 Unitarian Universalist Church in Kitty Hawk NC 10:30am service - I will be offering a special CD just for the UU Church members!
Sunday Feb 12 5:30pm Black Pelican Paws for Love - Feline Hope Benefit - food, silent auction & good music!
Valentine's Day Feb 14 Kelly's Restaurant Nags Head NC 6:30-8:30pm
no one should go without romantic music for Valentine's Day!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Valentine's Day is near!

A perfect gift for your special Valentine!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Church of the Redeemer

great time w/my extended family at the Church of the Redeemer in Mechanicsville VA last night...good fun, good food, lots of blessings...thank you all for joining me! Nancy & Gary, Jerrilyn & Dan, Terri & Eric, Sharon & Stephen, Deb & Donnie, Barbara, Joan & Robert to name a few...hope to see you at Holy Redeemer in Kitty Hawk when you hit the

If anyone is interested in a Kim Kalman concert at your church, I am interested in talking with you about it! Please contact me via email ( or call me 252-441-2555. I love getting off the beach during our off season (that would be now!) especially to meet new friends and sing!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

busy week - Friday concert

spoke with a groom this morning in tears after he listened to my recording of When I think of Us from my CD Close. Leslie Erickson (ClubViolin) and I'll be providing music for his wedding this summer - guess we know one song we're doing!

I'm meeting with Rev. Leslie Buck-Ferguson later this afternoon. Leslie not only is a minister who officiants weddings but is also a great musician who has donated her time and talent to our Christian Music Summer Concert Seies benefitting ICO (InterFaith Community Outreach) & our local Food Bank.

I attended the annual VOLUNTEER-DONOR APPRECIATION dinner for ICO last night. Always a fun evening with great community involved people - thank you volunteers & donors for all you do for our community!

The winners of the Living Room Concert I donated to the Outer Banks Hospital Gala silent auction/fundraiser called this morning to schedule their night of music sometime in the spring!

more info to come on the Women's Night Out in March at the Ramada Hotel in Kill Devil Hills-music, wine tasting and more...

Tomorrow evening Friday Jan 27 I'm in Mechanicsville, VA at Church of the Redeemer 6pm potluck dinner, 7pm show...if you're in that area, come join us! I'll be doing a mix a material from all my CDs

Saturday, January 21, 2012

What a gift of a day!

What a gift of a day! Spent the afternoon with 50 spirit filled & lead women at the Women's Retreat at Holy Redeemer Church lead by Pat Bowers & Jane Moore. I love my music but I love it even more when it can be shared amongst friends. Thank you Ladies for the blessings!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

old friends - new ventures

I always know when Fr Mike McCarron is in the house...his voice is loud & strong!! and on key!!

Fr Mike & I go back to my days at William & Mary & his days at Mt Carmel Church in Newport News...we finally got a chance to have lunch today at Good Life Eatery in Kitty Hawk. Fr Mike is now at St Bede Church in Williamsburg & is leading a pilgrimage to the Holy Land (his 10th!) if you are interested in joining him, space is still available. This is from the web site:
Join Msgr. McCarron in a 12 day pilgirimage to Israel April 17-28, 2012. See the sites of our Lord's life, from the cave of the Annunciation in Nazareth to His home base in Capernaum. Celebrate Mass on the Hill of Beatitudes and on the Mt of Olives. Stand in awe at Golgotha and in wonder at His empty tomb. In each place new scenes, images, experiences will ensure that you will NEVER again pray or hear the Scriptures in the same way. Go to for more information.

Women's Retreat: Jan 21 Saturday

I had coffee (& an apple turnover - thank you Pat!) today with Pat Bowers & Jane Moore today, the facilitators of the Women's Retreat this Sat Jan 21 at Holy far we have 48 people signed up...a wonderful mix of women from the Outer Banks community (not just Holy Redeemer - yeah!) So if you're thinking about it, but haven't committed the time, it's 11:30-4:30pm...these ladies are fun & real...and the retreat will be a gift you don't want to miss...we still have room...come join us! Call Jan Martin 261-2482. It' $15 which includes lunch & materials

Monday, January 9, 2012

Dream Wedding!

Another Outer Banks Wedding Expo Weekend a success! fun, exciting especially for Shannah & Brad winners of the 2012 Dream Wedding a $45,000 package of donated services & product from Outer Banks Wedding Association select members (including yours truly). The wedding is May 3 2012. Lots of brides, friends & family came to my booth, was great to meet them all...from 10-4pm fingers and feet are tired but I slept well last night! Looking forward to another great season of weddings in the Outer Banks.

I do have some venues on the calendar between now & spring: Mighty Winds Church Jan 15, 22 & 29, Women's Retreat Jan 21, Church of the Redeemer Jan 27, Christian Women's Luncheon Feb 2, Light House Concert Feb 10, Unitarian Church Feb 12, Kelly's Feb 14, Ignited by Truth Conference Feb 24 & 25, Taste of the Beach March 16& 17, BPW's Girl's Night Out March 23
Check the calendar for more details or drop me an email if you'd like information on booking me in your area for
a venue or Living Room Concert!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Wedding Weekend

gearin' up for the weekend of Brides! OBX Wedding Association Expo starts tomorrow with the Wedding Tour: I'm at the Saltaire House in Duck 10am-3pm. Then tomorrow evening the cocktail reception is at the Duck Woods Country Club hosted by David Tutera - I'm singing and will be joined by Leslie Erickson from Club Violin 7-10pm (ticketed event). The Expo itself is Sunday (buy tickets at the door) at the First Flight Middle & High Schools with booths, food & Dream Wedding winner announcement. My booth is #43 in the High School. Come join us for a fun day of excitement and ideas for your wedding, renewal of vows or anniversary celebration! Vendors will have their product for sampling and contract ready to sign to book your special date. More info on Outer Banks Wedding Association FB page or web site.

and yes I will be at the 5pm mass on Saturday as well...

Monday, January 2, 2012

Women's Day of Reflection Jan 21

" A Woman's Heart- the Dwelling Place of God" is a one day ecumenical woman's retreat offered on Saturday January 21st 2012
from 11am to 4:30pm. All are invited and welcome to attend. The retreat will be held at Holy Redeemer Church on Kitty Hawk Road in Kitty Hawk, N.C.
I will be providing music for this day along with topic presentation, and opportunity
for small group sharing and activities. The focus of the day will be on the four cornerstones of spirituality - simplicity, serenity, service and surrender.
Facilitators are Pat Bowers and Jane Moore co-authors of the book "Psalms and Parables for Ordinary Times".
The cost of the retreat is $15 which includes lunch and handouts.
To register or for further information call Jan Martin @ 252-261-2482.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year 2012

New Years I opted for "wired with coffee" & yes my eyes were open at 9am mass...lots of fun last night at Williamsburg First Night...thank you Ron Fetner for the use of his equipment...& thank you Cat for cookies :)
Thanks to all the volunteers & staff that pull that event together every year & make it happen... #19! some great some coffee time with Rich Follett, his wife Mary Ruth & guests, Kim Person & Lana Puckett...we all go WAY back (but who's counting??) & of course the good folks at I-Hop! Always wonderful to sing in Williamsburg & see so many friends & meet new ones...thank you Williamsburg!