Kim Jennings

Folk Songstress ~ Indie Edge

March 29, 2016
by Kim Jennings

Personal Songwriting Challenge/Amazing Things Feature Set

I’ve been in a self-imposed songwriting challenge since January 1. It’s becoming an annual tradition, like a New Year’s Resolution. One I actually try really, really hard to keep.

The challenge, part 1: write one new song a week, every week, for the first 3 months of the year. I should end up with 12-13 new songs.

The challenge, part 2: play the new song at my musical “home away from home”: the weekly Amazing Things Arts Center Open Mike.

The challenge, part 3: Reserve any judgment about the song until completing part 2. This is THE. HARDEST. PART. (Then it’s okay to kick any song to the curb.)

The point: just keep writing without any attachment to the “is it good” question.

Last year, I got up to 8 new songs. I was pretty happy about it. This year, I have 10 new songs. I’m pretty happy about this too!

Amazing Things Arts Center -

And in a fun twist of fate, my next show is playing the 1/2 hour featured set on Thursday, March 31, **at Amazing Things**, my super-favorite open mike of all open-mike-dom. Seriously, if I’d never tapped into this community, I don’t think I’d be a songwriter. Show info is here in my calendar.

I love that it just so happens to be the last date of my annual songwriting challenge. So, my plan is to play all completely new songs, all written this year. I’ll be nervous, I’ll talk about writing, and it might be a bit messy, but still glo-o-o-o-rious in all my art-in-progress-ness.

Click…click…click…that’s the sound of the roller coaster approaching the tippity-top of a super-high drop. All new songs!? Look Ma, no hands! Look out below!

Keep making – and thanks for listening.

February 22, 2016
by Kim Jennings

BIG SHOW. St. John’s Coffee House, Arlington, MA – Saturday, March 12


On Saturday, March 12, I’ll be performing at St. John’s Coffee House Concerts in Arlington, MA. This is a split bill with Michael Gray of American Beauties.

Also exciting: Dan Cloutier will join me as side-man extraordinaire.

If you haven’t seen me for a while, I have lots of new music to share with you. I’ve been writing, writing, writing – and I’m in the middle of my new-year-self-imposed-12-week songwriting challenge. Art in progress, my friends!

It’s going to be a great show!! Tickets available online now via Brown Paper Tickets:

St Johns - Michael and Kim flyer w photos

October 16, 2015
by Kim Jennings

Up Next: All Folked Up!

There’s a very special place in my musical heart for in-the-round songwriter shows. A couple of months ago, me & the fam made a trip “out west” to see my music pal Aaron Nathans play at a songwriter series at the Thirsty Mind. When you have songwriter friends traveling from PA to what could loosely be defined as “your neighborhood,” it’s a good thing to try to get out to see them when you can! :-)

Also – the Thirsty Mind’s tagline is “great minds drink alike.” And also – CHIMAY. Win-Win-Win. Come on, now.

One thing leads to another and – bam! – I’m a late addition to this month’s show. Big thanks to Michael Orlen for the invite! Join us – I’ll be sharing stories behind some of my new, as-yet-unrecorded songs.

Friday, October 30 – 7:00 PM – South Hadley, MA.

Thirsty Mind Cafe, South Hadley, MA - October 30, 2015

October 13, 2015
by Kim Jennings

Thursday, October 15: A Night of Stars on WICN

I’m joining Lori Diamond and Fred Abatelli – and many more – on WICN Thursday night, October 15. Nick Noble and Dale LePage have curated a night of great local music on local radio!

Tune in – the show streams live from 7-11pm Eastern time at

WICN - - Thursday, October 15, 2015


Brother Sun with Kim Jennings opening, Friday, September 25 at Amazing Things Arts Center, 160 Hollis St., Framingham, MA

September 22, 2015
by Kim Jennings

Opening for BROTHER SUN this Friday, September 25

I’ve been trying not to go all over-the-top-fan-girl over OPENING FOR BROTHER SUN this Friday, September 25 (8:00 pm), at Amazing Things Arts Center, my musical home away from home…the place that’s the reason why I’m a songwriter.

I can’t help it. I’ve been pinching myself for days.

If you know me, you know I love harmony – and Brother Sun is quite simply the best harmony singing I have EVER seen live. They are so inspiring, and so powerful in every performance. It’s going to be one of THOSE nights.


Brother Sun with Kim Jennings opening, Friday, September 25 at Amazing Things Arts Center, 160 Hollis St., Framingham, MA



Hope to see you.

September 11, 2015
by Kim Jennings

11th Annual Respite Center Coffeehouse Tonight

Respite Coffeehouse: the feel good show of the year.

I’m playing piano, melodica, ukulele, djembe and singing in Dan Cloutier and Ricardo Barraza’s Respite Center band tonight in Hopkinton, to benefit the Michael Lisnow Respite Center.

It’s worth the trip for the permanent smile that will be on your face for weeks to come.

Respite CoffeeHouse 2015

August 2, 2015
by Kim Jennings

Circle of Friends Stage at Franklin Cultural Festival – Sunday 8/2

Franklin Cultural Festival

The Circle of Friends Coffeehouse is sponsoring a stage at the 1st Franklin Cultural Festival. It’s FREE, outdoors (weather permitting) and in my hometown of Franklin, MA. So excited!

Sunday, August 2
The BLACK BOX15 West Central St, Franklin
Music from 12p-5p

Performers include:

Lydia Warren
Jamie Barrett
Jesse Hanson
Kim Jennings (with Dan Cloutier!)
Stefilia’s Stone
Carolyn Waters

I’ll go on sometime around 3-3:30p. Come spend some time with us!


May 15, 2015
by Kim Jennings

Muses in the Vineyard 2015

I’m road trippin’ to New Jersey this weekend to sing harmony vocals for Lori Diamond & Fred Abatelli at Muses in the Vineyard.

The festival runs from Saturday, May 16 at 11:00 AM to Sunday, May 17 at 6:00 PM.

We’re performing on Saturday morning along with so many others – here’s the full list!

Muses in the Vineyard 2015