Kim Massie is one of the most recognizable vocalists in the Midwest. Her ability to sing not only the blues but rock, pop, country, gospel and R&B has earned her two Best Female Vocalist of the Year Awards from the Riverfront Times as well as the Grand Center Visionary Award in 2005. Kim made her television debut in 2016 covering “I Finally Forgot Your Name” by Long Tall Deb during the season premiere of Good Behavior on TNT.
This proud grandmother of six has shared the stage with artists such as Cyndi Lauper, India Arie, Nelly, and Chuck Berry. Kim has performed for organizations such as Major League Baseball, Purina, Boeing, and at esteemed venues and events such as the Missouri History Museum, Big Muddy Blues Festival, Fenton Days Festival, Peacefest, Pride Fest, Davenport Blues Festival, Emerald City Blues Festival, and the Blues Rising Festival. When Kim is not on tour or playing premier events she can be found with her band the Solid Senders at her favorite venue and Saint Louis blues mainstay Beale on Broadway.
Kim Massie’s reign in the St. Louis entertainment scene pushes beyond the gates of the stage: her personality is a drawbridge to the audience. Kim’s audiences can expect to make requests and hear her make every note of it. “Don’t worry, I got my iPad!” she assures fans as she settles in on stage. Though, if you’re requesting a song, a dollar won’t cut it: she’ll assure you of that too though if you forget.
“Diva” is a title that Kim Massie proudly embraces, and this award-winning vocalist has earned it. A boomerang child who moved to Ohio and later returned to the Gateway City, the “Siren of Song” has claimed Beale on Broadway as her home, performing celebrated, groove-inducing tunes several times a week. Often classified as a blues songstress, Massie isn’t content to limit herself to one genre; her legendary voice also packs punch on rock, gospel, funk, jazz and more. Slip her $20, and prepare to be blown away by her rendition of Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition” or Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love.” Two snaps up for this diva!” – River Front Times, Special Edition 2014
Cara Being Blue
Cara Being Blue has entertained crowds of thousands at festivals and hundreds at night spots all over Metro Nashville and Middle Tennessee for many years with high energy Blues music. This dynamic and engaging band is fronted by native Bostonian, Cara Lippman, a student and friend of the late great Shirley Lewis, Regal Queen of the Blues of Boston. Cara relocated to Nashville several years ago to hone her band leading and live performance skills in Music City. In no time on the local Blues scene, she was bestowed the titles of “Jam Queen,” “Nashville Blues Society Jambassador,” and “Empress of the Blues." She has been nominated Best Live Blues Band (Best Blues Artist) four years in a row by the Nashvillle Industry Music Awards (NIMA). Her studio and acoustic cuts are being played on Blues radio programs all across the U.S. and overseas; her active fan base covers the globe.