Americana singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Chloe Kimes defines the next generation of folk-singing troubadours with relentless honesty across her poignant tunes. The Michigan native was bred on bluegrass festivals and family harmony but relocated to Nashville in 2016. With over a decade of writing and performing and a degree in Recording Industry/Songwriting under her belt, Kimes pulls influence from the flourishing Bluegrass/Americana community in her Nashville home, as well as from her backwoods, Michigan roots. An inspired storyteller, her organic sincerity is sure to capture listeners at first listen.
From an early age, Chloe Kimes has felt most understood through music. Growing up in Scottville, Michigan with her songwriting father, she has always been surrounded by it. Chloe first picked up the guitar around age 10, learning a few chords from her dad, and started writing songs shortly after. She was hooked.
When she entered high school, she began writing more and soon joined a folk trio, which led her in and out of venues around Michigan playing and writing songs alongside other local and touring acts. After almost three years of making a name for herself in the Michigan folk scene, she formed a duo with her younger sister, Olivia. Singing in sweet harmony, the pair spent two summers touring around the Michigan Mitten before Chloe packed up for her next stop. Her passion for performing and the art of writing songs led her to Murfreesboro, Tennessee to attend Middle Tennessee State University and study commercial songwriting. Currently, as a Recording Industry student, Chloe soaks up knowledge about the music industry and the craft of songwriting, while writing, performing, and recording with many local artists. She has also brought her Michigan folk influence, from artists like Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys and May Erlewine, into the Americana sounds of Middle Tennessee.
The conglomeration of new territory and collaborations with other musicians has led Chloe to making a 6-song EP. She calls it “Apothecary,” because the group of songs chosen for her debut record are also a collection of personal cures, written as remedies to the quandaries of life. Chloe Kimes is an Americana singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who brings an honesty to the stage that captivates audiences at first approach. Her restless and poignant lyrics and sweet melodies blend to form a unique musical experience that can be found nowhere else.