Ringgold teen Kimi Carter channels relatability
Kimi Carter, a fifteen-year-old artist from Ringgold, uses songwriting as an outlet for her positive and negative experiences. Her songwriting revolves around fictional stories as well as nonfictional events that have happened in her own life.
Carter knew that music made her happy, and always had. At age ten, she expressed a true love of the art of songwriting. “I always knew that songwriting would never stab me in the back. It would never make me feel any more pain than I already felt.”
Carter wants her music to be heard around the nation, but most importantly, she wants people to relate to her music and gain encouragement from her words. “Having people come up to me and say ‘Your song is so relatable to me’ is the best compliment I think I can receive.”
Her cover video of Vance Joy’s “Fire and the Flood” gained over 4,000 views, and in December it was tweeted out by Vance.
Her EP No.1 features four original songs: “Back to Me”, “Dear Miss Brooklyn”, “Dark Blue Tennessee” and “Cages”.
Carter will be part of the Chattanooga Songwriters Association Songwriter’s night on Tuesday at the Heritage House Arts and Civic Center. The event will showcase local singers and songwriters, including Luke Simmons and Blake Baggott, along with host Katrina Barclay.
CSA Songwriter’s Night
Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Heritage House Arts and Civic Center
1428 Jenkins Rd.