Born and raised in Rhode Island, Kim Petrarca is a singer-songwriter based out of Providence. She was involved in the local New England music scene for over ten years before her move to Nashville following her first release in 2015.
“Leave It Where It Lies,” was recorded by former SR-71 guitarist, Mark Beauchemin, and mastered by Brian Lucey (The Black Keys, Grace Potter, Ray LaMontagne).
Her sophomore release, “Dead Before the War,” debuted in October of 2017, and was recorded in Nashville by Daniel Dennis at Prime Cut Studio.
"Weighted Here" is Kim's third studio EP, released in Fall of 2018 and also recorded at Prime Cut Studio with Daniel Dennis, and is distributed by Amuse.
Kim’s style of indie-folk-rock is lyrically driven, honest, and simple, making her songs relatable to any listener. Some of her influences include Bob Dylan, Carole King, Griffin House, and Tristan Prettyman. Kim plays regularly in RI, and you can view her schedule under the "shows" tab or visit her Facebook page for news and updates. You can hear her music on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, Amazon, CD Baby, ReverbNation, and more.
“...what a voice... think Natalie Merchant... crossed with a little Carole King, peppered with some Karen Carpenter, and the power and passion of Pat Benetar in her prime... this is among the best I've ever heard, not just on this show...”
“... lovely, talented, and, dare I say it, vivacious... Kim is an emerging star in the Music City firmament that can play, sing, and write songs which run the gamut of emotional awareness, from warming the cockles of calloused hearts, to putting the boogie back in the woogie... We love her music and you will, too! ”
— Janet & Charles Cox, Bobby's Idle Hour, Music Row in Nashville