"Just heard and saw the future of folk music…must be heard and appreciated in absolute silence…Her songwriting is stunning.” - The Revue
“Incredibly powerful, gorgeous voice…truly speaks to the soul.” - Two Story Melody
“Kimberly Townsend’s the real deal…[she] uses her entire body as an instrument, giving a sense of complexity and magic to songs founded upon the straightforward truth.” - Adobe and Teardrops
NYC based singer/songwriter Kimberly Townsend’s lyric-driven, emotive songs captivate, inspire, and console. A blend of earthy folk and introspective pop, Kimberly's music explores the journey of reaching towards our highest version of self, and the messiness of being human. Since her debut single's release in May 2018, she has independently and organically grown her following, with over 661k views on YouTube and 358k streams on Spotify to date, and 11k followers on Instagram. After Kimberly's debut EP The History and the Heart of It released in January 2019, she went on a 25 stop solo acoustic tour along the East Coast. Her main project in 2020 was a yearlong YouTube campaign, recording and uploading 52 live acoustic cover song videos, which she also produced, mixed, and mastered. Several of these covers, along with her original work, have received interest from TV music supervisors, and Kimberly is thrilled to be newly exploring music licensing opportunities.
Her debut single Wild charted in Europe, her music has trended on Spotify's Discover Weekly multiple times, and her songs are regularly used by prominent Instagram yoga instructors for their videos. In 2019, Kimberly was selected as the 2nd alternate in the nationally recognized Telluride Troubadour Songwriting Competition, and her song Steps placed 16th in the 2021 Indie International Songwriting Contest’s Folk/Acoustic category. Two of her covers recently went viral in Eastern Europe, resulting in coverage and reviews from over 100 media outlets across 5 countries, and multiple TV, magazine, and newspaper interviews. Her cover of Srce by EKV charted on Serbia’s YouTube music charts for several weeks, peaking at #19.
As she heads back into the studio to produce and record 6 new original songs, slated for a Fall 2022 release, she will simultaneously be releasing new live acoustic recordings of Serbian covers on YouTube.
“Townsend’s new EP, The History and the Heart of It, [is] a potently wrought collection of poems born out of her bones.” - B-Sides & Badlands