A Very Blue Rock Christmas 2019: Tom Kimmel/Caryl Mack/Billy Crockett
Thursday, December 12, 2019
“Kimmel has his own ‘voice’ and it rings with authority. A master poet.” —The Tennessean
“Kimmel’s moody, textured songwriting reaches into soulful realms that few Music Row pros enter.” —Nashville Scene
“A singer/songwriter who possesses the best qualities of John Wesley Harding or John Hiatt—suberb songwriting and raw, hard- driving vocals.”
—San Francisco Herald Examiner
"this West Texas native conjures inventive images and dispenses sage advice." - Alanna Nash of Entertainment Weekly
"Her voice is the perfect instrument, conveying yearning and satisfaction in the same breath." Billboard Magazine called her work "a masterpiece" and she and her husband Scott "prolific songwriters." The Cleveland Record called her "a stark and welcome contrast to the stream of similar artists." - The Oregonian
His warm sound is "coffeehouse folk without pretension.” Rolling Stone
“He achieves that delicate fusion of refinement and soul..., delivering the essence of the thing with crystalline purity." American Songwriter
Singer-songwriter-poet Tom Kimmel‘s songs have been covered by a host of Grammy-winning artists, including Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Levon Helm, Randy Travis, Linda Ronstadt, Nanci Griffith, Dianne Reeves, The Trio (Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris), Shawn Colvin, Art Garfunkel and the Oak Ridge Boys. Fans and critics agree, however, that Tom remains his best interpreter. A soulful, funny and inspiring performer, Tom‘s as vibrant and creative as ever in his sixth decade of music making.
Caryl Mackis an award-winning, Americana singer/songwriter in Nashville. A native of Abilene, Texas, her music incubated in the independent music scene of Portland, Oregon. Her first label release brought relentless touring and radio play. Prominently featured on CMT and GAC, Caryl was also a three-time guest on Prime Time Country. Her songs have been recorded by Patty Loveless and for the television show, The West Wing. Caryl has also been a session vocalist, songwriter and accompanist with Vince Gill, Trisha Yearwood, Amy Grant, James Otto, Kevin Welch, and many others. She's also appeared at numerous festivals and the famed Ryman Auditorium and Bluebird Cafe in Nashville. Billy Crockett is enjoying critical acclaim for his late 2016 release of RABBIT HOLE on Blue Rock Artists. Crockett is also a music producer and the creative director of Blue Rock Studio in the Texas hill country. He has recorded twelve solo albums and toured internationally. Billy is a multi-instrumentalist and has produced albums for Cliff Eberhardt, Grace Pettis, Beth Wood, RJ Cowdery, Darryl Purpose, and others. He has been featured on the BMI songwriter panel at SXSW, in the television series Troubadour, TX, , and as guitar clinician for Yamaha.