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Kimmi Bitter and the Westside Twang @ Buck’s Bar & Grill
September 15, 2023 @ 9:00 pm
$10 cover charge.
Centered around the vein of old-school country with a cosmic west coast twist, Kimmi Bitter and the Westside Twang are here to transport you on a retro journey into the year 1962 through their nostalgic original songs. “A disciple of previous decades of music, Bitter’s style fuses traditional country and Americana vibes that hearken to eras gone by,” says Maddie Fry of Nashville’s music publication Music Mecca.
In the recent year, collaboration with Los Angeles producer Michael Gurley on singles “My Grass is Blue” and “I Dream of You” are harmony-stricken ballads that have grown comparisons reminiscence of a time when Patsy Cline with the Jordanaires would overtake radio airwaves. “Immediately riveting classic country fans and stimulating chill bumps from the eerie similarities to Patsy Cline, ‘My Grass Is Blue’ is solid country gold,” says Saving Country Music who nominated the song for 2022 Single of the Year alongside fellow nominees Charley Crockett, Sierra Ferrell, and Zach Bryan. Bitter also found recognition in her hometown winning Best Country/Americana Artist and “My Grass is Blue” was nominated for Song of the Year by San Diego Music Awards 2023.
With a debut full-length album on the rise for early 2024, you can expect yet a new flare of throwback songs and hefty tour repertoire to follow. Gravitating towards the genres she loves the most and all things 1960s, is a singer-songwriter’s collection of work heavily committed to the vibe of traditional country, reverbed out western riffs, old-fashioned rock-n-roll, and hints of California psychedelia.