Kim Michalowski is an American singer-songwriter. She bought her first electric guitar at the age of fourteen and began writing songs a few years later. It wasn't until she bought an acoustic guitar that her passion for songwriting took shape. Growing up on roots based rock and roll (Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, The Band) she was later influenced by writers like Patty Griffin and Gillian Welch, the new troubadours of the folk music scene. She was immediately drawn to the sparse, dark, intimate songwriting that characterizes her own musical style.
Stage fright kept her from performing in front of an audience until her mid-twenties. In 2003, she released her debut album of nine songs (Savior), three of which were featured on High School Reunion, a national television show. She spent the next ten years playing shows up and down the California coast and around the country while simultaneously running her own retail company.
Kim's most recent album, Westward (2017) is a collaboration with Los Angeles based producer Will Golden. In this seven song folk-Americana album, she explores the emotional landscape of falling for an impossible love, finding a way towards acceptance and out of the sorrow. She was the winner of the "Listening Room International Songwriter" competition in 2014. Songwriter Honorable Mention Planet Bluegrass Folks Festival 2016. Originally from Syracuse, New York Kim is based in Venice, California.