Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Monday, December 16, 2013

twas the week before Christmas...

my neighbors are counting the number of times they see me coming and going out of the "hood"…I thought I was just as busy as everyone else but obviously not! and no I'm not ready for Christmas!

Today I worked w/Scott Franson - producer, musician, engineer and bud on a videomercial for CANINES FOR SERVICE - AWESOME GROUP…check out their web site when you have time
The rest of the month will find me in the Outer Banks at LIVING ROOM CONCERTS, the WHALEHEAD CLUB in Corolla, COTTON GIN in Jarvisburg, HOLY REDEEMER in Kitty Hawk & Nags Head and FIRST NIGHT WILLIAMSBURG in Williamsburg VA for New Years Eve.  January takes me to Wilmington and Sunset Beach areas for LIVING ROOM CONCERTS and a WORKSHOP/RETREAT & LITURGY.  From there I will head to FLORIDA for a week of family, friends and music.  If you are in any of these areas and would like to host a concert LIVING ROOM or CHURCH or FUNDRAISER for a cause near & dear to your heart, please contact me so I can get you on the calendar!

wishing you a beautiful Christmas season…may your stockings be filled w/many blessings and your home filled w/family, friends, food & fun and of course good music :)  hugs coming your way!!
Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Summer recap

...so I've been posting to Face Book all summer - sorry to be neglecting those who are not FB followers!
The summer was, as usual, BUSY! with weddings, restaurant singing, living room concerts and the Christian Music Summer Concert Series which raised over $2000 to be donated to ICO (Interfaith Community Outreach) and our local Beach Food Pantry.  I am still singing at some local venues (see my web calendar) and will start traveling to places near and far during our off season (now thru May).  If you are interested in booking me for a LIVING ROOM CONCERT and/or CHURCH CONCERT, or SPECIAL EVENT, please contact me asap so we can get your date scheduled.
My new CD, AT THE FOOT OF THE CROSS, is getting great revues from those who are listening!
Copies of it, as well as all my CDs, are available via performances, the web and mail.
Feel free to email me your comments or add them to the guest book on my web site.
My buddy Frank Iacono has a blog, THE CREATIVE SPOTLIGHT, where he highlights creative people such as songwriters... so guess who is featured today??  Thank you Frank!
Check it out:  http://wp.me/p2iFgP-dx  or  http://thecreativespotlight.wordpress.com/2013/09/02/kim-kalman-singer-and-songwriter/
I have been trying to send out an email news letter every 4-6 weeks through Constant Contact containing any news and/or scheduled dates.  If I have your email address, you should be receiving it.  You can add your email to my list by filling out the form on my web site.  You can opt out if you wish.
Thank you for your continued support - see you on the road!!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Wine Festival at the Whalehead Club in Heritage Park in Corolla May 29 2013 - beautiful day!
I'll be back in Sept & Oct - check out the calendar on my web: www.kimkalman.com
photo by John Aylor   www.redbubble.com/people/nikonjohn

Friday, May 24, 2013

CD reviews

Love my new CD AT THE FOOT OF THE CROSS! - Outer Banks, NC

It is Wonderful!  MM, FL ( National Council of Catholic Women)

Kim Kalman your CD always puts me in a good mood - TK, DE

We received your new CD and love the new songs!  My daughter plays it daily - SK, VA

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


Your new CD is amazing! Coming from you, what more could I expect!  I listen to it as I travel. The jacket is so apropos. Well designed. -  Woodbridge, VA

Copies are available at my performances - 
this Friday May 24 Beachside Bistro in the Sea Ranch Rest Kill Devil Hills 
                                       Beach Road & 3rd Street 6-10pm

Sat May 25 Holy Redeemer Church 5pm mass Kitty Hawk

Sat May 25 Pamlico Jacks Nags Head 7-10pm

Sunday COA 9am mass
                Holy Redeemer 11:30am mass & 7pm mass

Also available on my web site www.kimkalman.com

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Christian Music Summer Concert Series Featured Acts

May 27 Kim Kalman - Outer Banks
June 3 Chuck Conlogue  - Outer Banks
June 10 Just in Time  - Edenton
June 17 MMOV - Outer Banks
June 24 Justus2 - Outer Banks
July 1 Tim Brinkman  - VA
July 8 Duck United Methodist Church - Outer Banks
July 15 Freedom  - Outer Banks
July 22 Nick "Anax" Phillips  - Outer Banks
July 29 All in His Name  - VA
Aug 5 Linda & Bill Lewis - VA
Aug 12 Light House Christian Fellowship  - Outer Banks
Aug 19 JCReigns  - VA 
Aug 26 Nags Head Church MP 13 Band  - Outer Banks
Sept 2 T'shombe Selby  - Outer Banks
This is the line up for the Christian Music Summer Concert Series on Monday nights 7pm starting Memorial Day May 27 - thru Sept 2 Labor Day.
These musicians start between 7:30-7:45pm with a 45-60 minute set.  Prior to these acts playing will be myself and at least 1 other act weekly.  Feel free to contact me if you have any questions at kim@kimkalman.com or 252-489-8724.

Our sponsors are Gallop Funeral Services, Salty Paws Biscuits, RKO Media & Coastal Impressions.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

another comment on AT THE FOOT OF THE CROSS

Your new CD is amazing!  VA


The caterer yesterday at St Olaf's workshop was Anna'a Brick Oven catered the lunch - good marinara sauce Anna! (& I make my own so yours passed the test :) ) Thank you!

another review...

LOVE your CD!!!  I didn't think it possible but you've outdone yourself  =)   NC

May 3 & 4 good to be in Virginia!

Great time at the River Room Coffee House in Va Beach on Friday May 3!  Thank yous to all who joined me and to Ginny & Pastor Ray for the invite to be there & Jennifer for making yummy sandwiches!
The Room has different Christian acts every Friday night (sound familiar?) - check it out on the web and FB.

Saturday I was back "home" so to speak at St Olafs in Norge (outside of Williamsburg) providing music for a Women's day of reflection/workshop facilitated by Pat Bowers and Jane Moore...70 strong singing, vocal, praying women - great day!  Thank yous to Nancy, Terry, the Women's Social Group of St Olaf's and all who volunteered their time and energy.

If your church is interested in hosting us (Pat, Jane & me) for a workshop or just me for a concert, email kim@kimkalman.com or call me 252-489-8724.  We are booking for the Fall of 2013 &
Spring of 2014.

AT THE FOOT OF THE CROSS is flying off my CD table - my thumb is actually sore from opening the CD packaging to sign the cover!  You can get your copy from my web site, at Holy Redeemer when I'm there or at any of my appearances.

If your church might be looking for a fund raising idea, please consider my CDs.  Contact me to discuss.

If you are coming to OBX this Summer and/or Fall and would like to have a Living Room Concert for your family and/or guests,  please contact me ASAP so we can get you on the calendar!  It always makes for a fun evening and is a great way to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries or just a fun family vacation!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

new CD review

I sent you an e-mail to let you know
how much I love the new CD.  Listening to it now I love the songs where people are harmonizing with you.  In my opinion it just enhances the beauty of your voice . Your beautiful voice stands on its own.  I love the violin .   This gets 10 stars and a big AMEN 😍!!  Beautifully done!  Va.

another review for AT THE FOOT OF THE CROSS

"I took your CD and popped it right into my CD player AND just sat in my car listening to your CD.   It is beautiful, smooth and difficult to turn off.   I think the jacket cover is just stunning."  Va

Monday, April 29, 2013



My new CD AT THE FOOT OF THE CROSS is in...if you ordered an early copy, it was mailed last Thursday April 25 so you should be getting it soon or have it already!  Please post any comments on FB or in my guest book on kimkalman.com.  Here's my first review from VA:
 "It's great! Very moving. You did a wonderful job.  Also thought the cover design was really well done."

I'll be in Va Beach this Friday May 3 at the River Room Christian Coffee House 2961 Shore Drive 7:30-9:30pm and will have CDs.

The next day Saturday May 4 up to St Olaf's Church leading music for a women's workshop: 104 Norge Ln in Norge 757-564-3819 for more info.  Open to the public.  Starts at 8:30am and CDs will be available.

If you are interested in booking a living room concert while you are in the Outer  Banks this summer, please contact ASAP so we can get you on the schedule!

Check out my web site for my summer schedule - Corolla to Avon and my summer mass schedule at Holy Redeemer!  

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

almost here...

My new CD AT THE FOOT OF THE CROSS is due to arrive tomorrow - check out the audio clips on my web site!

I'll be at Jolly Roger Friday April 26 5-8pm on their new deck if the weather holds, otherwise inside.

If you are coming to the Outer Banks area and would like to schedule a Living Room concert while you are here, please drop me an email so we can schedule a day and time.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Call to Christian Musicians for OBX Summer Series

Happy Easter to all!

Calling all/any musicians who are interested in participating in the OBX Christian Music Summer Concert Series.   This is our 5th year!  Our mission is to bring good Christian music to our locals and visitors OUTSIDE of our churches with the hope that those who don't like being in a church or who can't get to a church service can experience God and fellowship.  We take up a love offering weekly which benefits Interfaith Community Outreach (of which 50+ local church communities belong) and our Beach Food Pantry. As OBX Christian musicians we have raised $6660 since the start of this series just by doing what we are called to do: make a joyful noise!
This is a great example of God planting a seed and the "yes" blossoming into blessings for the whole community.  I hope you can join us this year to continue sharing the blessings of your ministry!

Below are the dates available.  Please let me know which date or dates will work for you and how much time you'd like. Set times will be between 15 - 45 minutes (bands will have up to 45 minutes).  
The program starts at 7pm on Mondays,  Memorial Day thru Labor Day.  I'll have equipment set up.  You'll need to have any additional heavy/large equipment set up before 7pm if I don't have what you need i.e. bass amps, keyboards, drums.
We will be at the Good Life Eatery in Kitty Hawk MP 4.5 again this year.

If you know of any musicians who you think might be interested in joining us, please let me know or share this with them.

Thank you!

May 27
June 3
June 10
June 17
June 24
July 1
July 8
July 15 
July 22
July 29
Aug 5
Aug 12
Aug 19
Aug 26
Sept 2

Saturday, March 16, 2013

My new CD At the Foot of the Cross is available for early order at kimkalman.com - order by April 15 for free shipping!

April 12 Friday 5:30-8:30pm Sanctuary Vineyards in Jarvisburg - come join me!

on the road, even the dogs need to practice their backup vocals! Briley, Logan & Jackson Jr are ready for their  makeup!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Valentine Day isn't Valentine's without a rose from Kelly's - thank you Mike Kelly for the invitation to add my music - love songs of course :) - to the evening and to the staff for making it a warm & fuzzy love filled evening with lots of friends!

Fun Friday night at Holy Family for the annual Light House Center fundraiser in Va Beach - thank you to all who support the cause and lift their community! and thank you to the wonderful reception for the new tunes I played from my new forthcoming CD...

Saturday March 2nd I will be at St Andrews for a fundraiser benefiting Interfaith Community Outreach (ICO) and Room at the Inn (housing the homeless during the winter season).  Visit www.saintandrewsobx.com or call 252-441-5382 for more info.  There are 3 bands & another solo act (Bill Rea) - starts at 7pm - come enjoy an evening of great Christian music, food, friends and raise up our community!

Monday, February 11, 2013

I'm back!

enjoyed my studio time in Nashville w/producer Kenny Royster at Direct Image Recording for the new CD to be released this spring, visiting friends at my favorite B&B and playing w/my 4 legged friends Jaxx, Bailey & Abbey, coffee time & pumpkin skinny chip muffins (yumm!) w/singer-songwriter Sarah Hart @ The Perch,  Ariel & Ray's new  CD "Those Two" - original material - catch them performing locally in Kingston Springs & on Reverbnation.com & check out their new video...love driving through the mountain ranges of TN & NC...
This week I'll be at Kelly's in Nags Head on Feb 14 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm.
Friday 7:30pm concert Feb 15 in Va Beach for the Volunteer's Of Chesapeake's fundraiser for the shelter.
Check out my web site calendar for details on  location, time & tickets - hope to see you there!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

a week in Nashville...

Kim Kalman, Vicki Hampton, Kim Fleming, Robert Bailey 

 A week in Nashville at Direct Image Recording Studio w/my award winning producer, engineer, vocal coach Kenny Royster - we finished the vocals for the new Christian CD (un-named at the current time).  Kenny produced my first CD, Moonlight, over 10 years ago and the rest of my CDs since then.  It is always a learning experience working w/Kenny and I am grateful for his experience, patience, wisdom - and sense of humor :) - thank you Brother Kenny!                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Vicki Hampton, Kenny Royster, Kim Fleming, Robert Bailey

           Also in the studio this week were my vocalists Vicki Hampton, Kim Fleming & Robert Bailey.   
We have worked together since my Close CD.  They were in-house Thursday adding music, love and life to the CD.  We had a great day and they sounded awesome - wait til you hear!

On Friday, new-to-my-team vocalist Tania Hancheroff added her warmth and energy to the project - beautiful Tania - thank you!

I have the weekend off, so I slept in, am eating real meals, enjoying the company of friends and will even watch the Super Bowl (we might get more snow!)

Next week I'll be back in the studio with Kenny mixing, watching, listening and tweaking.  The music is sounding great, beginning to take shape and I'm getting excited to have you enjoy the fruits of our labor!  I am grateful for the material, all involved lending their time and talent and the opportunity to share the gifts!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

road trip: Nashville

It's almost 8am on Tuesday Jan 29 ...was at Direct Image recording studio yesterday w/producer Kenny Royster working on the new Christian CD.   Will be working on vocals for the rest of the week from 10am til 10pm or later daily (until Kenny's ears give out!).  Next week we will have the tedious job of mixing, matching, EQing, mastering before it goes to production and ultimately your ears!
The drive to Nashville Sunday was beautiful - through swamp, farm land, mountain sides covered in frozen water falls, rural towns, cities...we live in an amazing country...I'm staying just outside of Nashville and will have time next week to visit w/friends...sorta of a working vacation w/o the pool side drinks :)

Saturday, January 19, 2013

OBX Wedding EXPO

It's that time again...this is the annual Outer Banks Wedding Expo Weekend.  Today from 10am-3pm I'll be at the Saltaire House in Duck, then 5pm mass at Holy Redeemer in Kitty Hawk and then at Argyles in Kitty Hawk from 7-9pm w/guest violinist Beth Argiro.   If you are thinking of tying the knot or already have a date planned, this is the event to come to...the vendor hall opens this morning from 11am -2pm and then tomorrow Sunday 10am-4pm with give-a-ways and over 200 vendors showing their best products available for your special date.   It's at the First Flight Middle & High schools in Kill Devil Hills - see OBWA.com for more info and my web site www.kimkalman.com for more details

back home....

home from the adventures of High Point Immaculate Heart of Mary Church ...great evening spent with a wonderful community celebrating mass w/Fr Joe and the choir lead by Mary ...good eats before and after the show (thank you Hospitality crew) with a nice turn out of folks for the concert...good energy! Thank you Meg Kemmery for the invitation to be a member of your faith community!
From there I drove to Nashville to start recording the new Christian CD with a hopeful release date of April 1.  Great to be with my producer Kenny Royster and all the new studio toys (Studio Toys R Us Nashville) and musicians: Dug Grieves - acoustic guitar, Dave Francis - bass, Wayne Killius - percussion, Jon Conley - electric guitar, Dennis Wage - keyboards and David Davidson - violin and viola.   It's sounding great already and we've just got the instrumental tracks!  Back in the studio Jan 28 - Feb 8!!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Can't think of a better way to start the new year than to be ON THE ROAD AGAIN!! Heading west to High Point NC Saturday Jan 12 for a 7pm concert at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church 4145 Johnson St...I'll also be adding some music to the 5:30pm mass at the church before the show.
Call Megan at 717-421-9129 for more info.
After the show, I'll continue heading west to start a new Christian CD w/Kenny Royster at Direct Image Studio in Nashville, TN.  We'll spend 2 days tracking (instrumental tracks) and I'll come home in time for the Outer Banks Wedding Association annual EXPO on Jan 19 & 20...and will head back to Nashville Jan 27 to do the rest of the project (lead vocals, back-up vocals, mixing and mastering)...look for a release in the spring!