With a voice that’s “out of this world” (Green Man Review), Kym Tuvim has won over audiences and critics across the globe. Her music has earned honors from the likes of Acoustic Guitar and The Performing Songwriter magazines to the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in New York (Emerging Songwriter Finalist, 2005 & “Most Wanted” Preview Tour, 2006). Her seasoned guitar work borrows from folk, pop, jazz and blues, seamlessly blending genres with an intricate and deep groove, while her songwriting delivers lyrics that are truthful, smart and emotionally vulnerable. A versatile and captivating performer, her down to earth, openhearted style can have the audience laughing one moment and tearing up the next.
Kym grew up surrounded by music. Her father is a pianist and her mother's father was a pianist, composer and bandleader. Kym was writing songs before she started school and was a multi-instrumentalist by 15. In 1987, she moved to Seattle to study jazz at Cornish College of the Arts under such greats as Julian Priester, Jim Knapp and Hadley Caliman. After graduating, she took to honing her craft in local Seattle venues. When she released her 1996 demo When Allegra, the lo-fi cassette won raves and support from regional and national folk radio and press, as well as a spot at the 1996 Napa Music Festival's Emerging Songwriter's Contest. In 1998, Kym released her first full-length CD. Later that year, The Performing Songwriter Magazine selected it as one of their "Top 12 DIY Releases" and featured a cut from her debut on their 6th CD compilation.
Kym tours regularly around the country performing her music in listening rooms and festivals, house concerts and colleges. When at home in Seattle, she teaches piano to a long list of blossoming maestros.
Produced and recorded by The A-Team
(aka Evan Brubaker and Troy Glessner of Spectre Studios)
Julie Wolf: Hammond Organ & Rhodes Keys
Dan Tyack: Pedal Steel & Dobro
Phil Peterson: Cellos
Laura Veirs: Banjo
Joel Litwin: Percussion
Holly Figueroa: Background Vocals
Jason and Sean Bendickson, respectively: Bass and Drums.