Kim McMechan "Blind" - www.streamingcafe.net

February 8, 2011 / 9:38 am - 0 views

watch more of Kim McMechan @ http://www.streamingcafe.net The first song Kim ever wrote was about a cat walking in the rain. (Her melancholic streak showed itself at a young age.) Heavily influenced by the Minipops as well as her aunt's Abba records, she started her career as most girls do, with a hairbrush and some shiny lip gloss in front of the bathroom mirror. At the age of 10, she started a pop group with 3 of the neighbourhood kids. Their first cover song was "We're The Kids Of America" even though they were all Canadian. The group lasted a few short days before the other three members lost interest and went back to watching re-runs of Happy Days. Kim grew up playing and writing songs on the piano, but took up the guitar much later when she had finally grown tired of lugging her keyboard off to shows. (It was an enormous weighted-key Clavinova and hurt her back.) Her well-crafted songs and moving performances have won her multiple awards. Also a poet, essayist and photographer, she currently makes her home in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, Canada, where she tries to spend as much time as possible by the water.