The Back Porch Magazine recently had the opportunity to sit down and chat with veteran Soul Blues Artist, Nathaniel Kimble. This Grammy Nominated singer is from a small Mississippi Delta town called, Benoit. Growing up in The Mississippi Delta, quite naturally, Nathaniel was raised in church and sang in the choir. It was there where he found his passion for music and where he received his first musical job, as choir director at his family church.
Kimble is proud of the rearing he received from his parents, being born and raised in a loving home and environment. Frank & Bernice Kimble taught Nathaniel and his siblings love through the music they enjoyed together. And in his recollection, the blues wins the tutor sessions of love, hands down. Consequently, Nathaniel fell in love with the soulful sounds of the ‘Blues’ at an early age. As a kid he would come home from school and hear his Mom in the kitchen cooking and listening to music like, Tyrone Davis, Lil Milton Campbell and Willie Clayton. Although he was raised in the church, He soon discovered that he had a real gift for singing Soul Blues. In High school, he would beat rhythms on his desk and sing Tyrone Davis and Smokey Robinson songs when the teacher left the room. Before long, Nathaniel began to hang around a group of guys who played in bands in different clubs and bars and quickly transitioned from Gospel to Soul Blues. He recorded his first hit single, “Can You Bagg It Up?” in 2000 which swiftly rose up the charts. Eight (8) Albums, 21 years and one Grammy Nomination later, Nathan is still performing, touring and recording.
Although Nathaniel Kimble was nominated for a Grammy for his single, “What Am I Gone Say?” he enjoys the simple things in life like cooking his wife’s favorite meal – Fried Fish & Spaghetti, spending time with his children and cheering for his favorite NFL teams, The England Patriots and The Dallas Cowboys. Kimble’s advice to up incoming artist is,”Record good music, work hard and to promote yourself without relying on your label”, and what great advice he gave.
Over the last 21 years Nathaniel has had the opportunity to perform with such greats as the late greats(s) BB King, Tyrone Davis,Denise LaSalle, and Mel Waiters. He’s also performed with the greats as Betty Wright, Bobby Rush, Theodis Ealey, Charles Wilson and Jackie Neal to name a few.
“Nathaniel’s ninth (9th) album, “Greatest Hits” is scheduled to be released November, 2018.
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