Kim Archer, Friday 1/4 $5
If you enjoy a variety of GOOD MUSIC led by an unforgettable voice and delivered with impressive skill, Kim Archer is an artist you must see and hear! This award-winning singer/songwriter has built a solid reputation throughout the Pacific Northwest with her commanding stage presence and passionate performances!
***Voted “Best Music Artist – 2011” by the readers of Tacoma Weekly
***Registered Audition for “The Voice” – 2011
***Nominated for the “Best Female Blues Singer 2010” by the Washington Blues Society
***Voted “Best Overall Musical Artist – 2010” by the readers of Tacoma Weekly
Known for her raw, powerhouse performances and personable interaction with her audiences, Archer has attracted a large and loyal following of fans across the country. For nearly a decade this lifelong musician has entertained standing-room-only crowds that consistently fill venues – and where singing along and dancing in the aisles are frequent and highly encouraged. Whether she’s playing the Hard Rock Cafe, or Showbox SODO in Seattle with her tight 4-piece band, or an intimate club for a solo show, Archer never disappoints.
Kim Archer’s music follows in the footsteps of great female singer/songwriters like Joan Armatrading, Melissa Ethridge and Bonnie Raitt. With guitar in hand she commands the stage playing her own original songs rooted in old school soul, funk and classic rock, sultry blues and ballads. She’s also a master at re-inventing iconic rock hits like Steve Miller Band’s “Fly Like an Eagle,” which she played live on her recent CD release, “My Friend.” Giving choice cover tunes the “Kim Archer treatment,” she conjures up a whole new vibe on such vintage hits so that they sound fresh and wonderfully different.
“My Friend” takes listeners on a ride that rises and falls, dances and rests, just like Archer’s live shows. Now she’s actively bringing her trademark performances to new venues so that more people can see and hear for themselves why Kim Archer earned a Washington Blues Society nomination in 2010 for Best Female Vocalist, and why her hometown fans in Tacoma, Wash. have voted her Best Overall Music Artist in Best of Tacoma competitions for two years running.