Kimberly Lynn - Solo Bassist

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Phil Smith, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. Phil Smith

    Phil Smith Mr Sumisu 2 U

    May 30, 2000
    Peoples Republic of Brooklyn
    Creator of: iGigBook for Android/iOS
  2. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Left handed and upside down, nice!;)
  3. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol

    I like her stuff. She's very good at making midi sound real.
  4. Not my thing at all (hate the tone)... BUT... very impressive. It takes some big ones to do club gigs as a solo bassist. Nice!
  5. Sonicfrog

    Sonicfrog Supporting Member

    Jan 4, 2008
    Fresno, CA
    Taste over speed. Love it!
  6. Phil Smith

    Phil Smith Mr Sumisu 2 U

    May 30, 2000
    Peoples Republic of Brooklyn
    Creator of: iGigBook for Android/iOS
    I think she may be right handed but had an early childhood injury to her left hand that affected her thumb, middle and ring finger i.e. parts of those fingers are missing.
  7. Hi Guys, :)

    Wow, my very own Talk Bass thread! Sweet! :D Thank you Phil! :)

    Dr. Cheese - Thank you! :)

    Jazz Ad - Thank you also! :)

    KJung - Just 'tween us, I'm getting to the point of really hating the synth sound. Some of them work well, but the biggest downside for me is having requests to "play that saxophone or (insert sound here) song again" or similar. Getting really old, but you gotta do what you gotta do. ;) Glad you like my act. :)

    Sonicfrog - Time and a place for everything. :) As I've been saying a long time, 'It's not what you play, it's how you play it". Glad you like my 'stuff'. :)

    Phil - So we meet again. ;) Thanks for the thread, it was really pretty cool to log in and see my own thread so to speak. :)

    For historical content, I've always been a lefty. :) My "childhood" (age 15) injury left me with enough remaining digits to be able to sustain being left handed, (though for a couple of years I focused on training my right hand for the 'everyday tasks' ie writing, tooth brushing etc). When I realized I could write better left handed than right handed, I switched back. Actually learning to play happened about six months after losing my fingers and was initially therapeutic, but it didn't take long at all to 'discover my calling'. First pro gig at 17 years old. :)

    Guess that's it. :)

    Thanks Guys! Glad you like my music and I really appreciate the comments and feedback! :)

    Best Regards,

    Kimberly :)
  8. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    I was just about to say, Kinberly is a member here.

    Very Stan Sargeant-esque! Techique wise. :D
  9. Kimberly,

    Are you, by chance, actually from Bainbridge Island?

    Bluesy soul :cool:
  10. Hi Guys, :)

    Jordasch - nice compliment re Stan Sargeant. I can hear a little bit of 'my style' here and there but the funny part is upside down lefty looks as strange to me as it does to you. Everyone I've ever played with was right hand stringing, right hand playing. :)

    Bluesy Soul - Nope, but I've played here and there on the island. Matter of fact I'm four weeks into a six weeker at the 122 Winslow (used to be the Winslow Cafe I believe) and I've done the Pegasus more than a few times over the last 2-3 years. :)

    I 'escaped' from the suburbs of Seattle about 4 1/2 years ago. Lived in Poulsbo a couple of years, Suquamish for about six months and currently reside in the Kingston area. You from around here? :)

    Best Regards,

    Kimberly :)
  11. Old Fart

    Old Fart Supporting Member

    Mar 11, 2011
    I had the pleasure of witnessing her performance at the Manchester Pub this weekend. I heard there would be a "solo bassist" performing, and I probably went there for the same reason we don't look away when trains collide. And yet.......this lady was very skilled and very artful, and I am very glad I went. Frankly, I had been wondering why any (sane) bassist (who didn't secretly wish they played guitar) would be interested in playing more than four strings. Kimberly answered that curiosity. Very interesting style.
  12. mkandolf


    Nov 21, 2007
    Saint Clair, MI
    Wow! Just subbed on the YouTube! Can't wait to see more. Great stuff I'm finding so far. Keep it up Kimberly!
  13. Tone reminds me of who ever played with Edie Brickell and The New Bohemians.
  14. ERIC31


    Jul 1, 2002
    Maricopa, AZ
    That was pretty cool and inspiring! Makes me want to practice more!! =)
  15. Hi Guys, :)

    Found this thread again doing a Google thing.

    "Old Fart" - Thank you very much for such a nice review! Sweet! You should introduce yourself sometime, though I suspect I know who you are. Two more times at the Manchester this season. Saturday July 16 and August 6th, 9-12. Hope to say hello sometime. :)

    "mkandolf" - Glad you've enjoyed my music, thank you! :)

    "TN Woodman" - I'll have to check Edie Brickell out. Does he play an Alembic?

    "Eric31" - Being 'inspirational' is a fine compliment. Thank you!

    Lastly, a new video from Saturday. Fun stuff!

    YouTube - ‪Song With No Name.wmv‬‏


    Kimberly Lynn :)
  16. FerK


    Dec 11, 2011