A young blues-beltin’ diva that is often compared to Lou Ann Barton & Susan Tedeshi. International blues magazine blues revue says “…she possesses the kind of harnessed electricity that would blow the doors down in a packed blues joint on a Saturday night.”, while living blues stated “with careful phrasing and a gritty edge, Kim Lembo’s voice is a force to be reckoned with.”

Along with her band Blue Heat, blues vocalist Kim Lembo recorded several albums for Blue Wave beginning in 1994. The Syracuse, NY-based vocalist worked with multi-instrumentalist/producer Mark Doyle for her debut album, which she named after her band.

Two years later, she again worked with Doyle for her follow-up, Mama Lion. During this time in the mid-'90s, Lembo built a sizable following in New York state, where she continued to perform on a regular basis and win much acclaim. By the time Blue Wave released her third album, Ready to Ride (1999), she'd built quite a following.

This growing audience resulted in an opportunity to perform a series of shows in Paris during January 2000 at the Chesterfield Cafe. These shows were later compiled on the Paris Burning album released later that year. © Jason Birchmeier,

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