Will Kimbrough is a poet who happens to play guitar. Wings, his recent release, proves again that his songs can roam from the achingly emotional to the giddily funny. Part of the collective of songwriters that make up the rich—and underappreciated —East Nashville scene, Kimbrough delivers another collection of songs the delve deep into the inner workings of the soul, touching on love, family, parenthood, and more.
For Fans Of:
Todd Snider, Rodney Crowell, Jimmy Buffett
“It Ain’t Cool” – Kimbrough is at his best when his songwriting is simultaneously poignant and tongue-in-cheek. This bluesy shuffle, co-written with Todd Snider, pontificates the benefits of keeping one’s mouth firmly shut.
Every step’s a miracle
And every breath’s a gift
So I wear a smile and grateful prayer
Upon my lips
Tomorrow’s just a mystery
So I believe I’ll take
A couple hundred miracles today
— “A Couple Hundred Miracles”
You can catch Will Kimbrough at the Southgate House in Newport, KY, on April 17, and at Dragon Music Sundays in Nashville, TN, on May 16. Surf over to willkimbrough.com for more info.