“Why don’t you just go on and bring me one of those Babylocks?” she bellows across stage to her audience from her songstress-throne, at The Beale on Broadway where she has reigned for 14 years and counting. One year later, on their annual St. Louis conference visit, they did.
Kim Massie’s reign in the St. Louis entertainment scene pushes beyond the gates of the stage: her personality is a drawbridge to the audience. Her audiences span the gamut of taste, everything from blues, soul, rock n’ roll, children’s tunes, and she can make every note of it, upon request. “Don’t worry, I got my i-pad!” she assures fans as she settles in on stage. Though, if you’re requesting a song, a dollar won’t cut it: she’ll assure you of that too though if you forget.
Massie has shared the stage with artists such as Cyndi Lauper, India Arie, Nelly and Chuck Berry and been awarded Best Vocalist of the Year by RiverFront Times (twice) and a Grand Center Visionary Award. She has performed for organizations such as Major League Baseball, Purina, Boeing, and at esteemed venues and events such as the Missouri History Museum, Big Muddy Blues Festival, Davenport Blues Festival, Emerald City Blues Festival, and the Blues Rising Festival.
“I listen to everything, everything!” Massie exclaims, “I’m a songstress, an entertainer.”