Musician knows the flute
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 4:51 AM
Through my many, many years of being in the music world, I was never able to break into the big-time music business. So my forte was the newspaper business and the writing of columns and the stories I hope you enjoy.
Flutist Kim Anderson playing in October of 2010
during a painting session by internationally-known Norwegian artist Sigmund Aarseth at the SG Cinema.
At my age, 85, my vocal chords just do not respond the way they did when I was 45. I occasionally still sing in the shower or on the road when I am alone in my little white pickup. I pine for the good old days of the church choirs, quartets and sextets, but mostly just plain old singing.
Now, you may be asking, "Derrill, what brought on this time of nostalgia?" Well, sometime ago on a visit to that quaint little coffee house known as Ya Ya's in Hemet (Calif.) at San Jacinto and Devonshire, I was treated to the tunes of Rocky Zharp and company.
What caught my ear was not the guitar or harmonica, although the western touch was nice. I asked Gloria, "Is that flute I hear accompanying the boys?"
At the end of the number I was introduced to a wonderful lady by the name of Kim Anderson.
I don't know how many of you are familiar with the particular instrument, but I have learned that it is the most difficult of all the instruments that are played with the mouth or where breath is involved. Believe me, Kim knows the instrument inside and out.
Herewith, is a little history about this talented lady. Kim is a native of Hemet. She became interested in music and began playing the flute at a very young age.
One of the many awards Kim won was the Young Artist Competition at the University of Redlands. Later, she participated in the master class under the tutelage of Geoffrey Gilbert with great distinction. Past performances include orchestras in the Inland Empire, Riverside, as well as the desert.
In March 2011, Kim and her accompanist harpist performed at the Esmeralda Resort in Indian Wells. They performed at a private dinner to promote the former president of the United States, George Bush's new book.
Kim has performed twice with Sigmund Aarseth, an internationally known artist from Norway best known for his landscape paintings. She played her incredible music on stage while the artist painted to the sounds of her melodic flute in San Francisco [as well as Spring Grove]. I find this beautiful lady a most intriguing musician.
As a part-time resident of Hemet. Kim lives with her mother of 83 years young, who has been there to support her almost 50-year career.
Kim has decided to take her career to the next level. She is writing and composing songs for her new up-and-coming debut album, simply called "Kimberly: Together in Love." The album will be available on the digital music market.
She is very excited to be working with a seasoned veteran guitarist who has worked with many signature artists as a session player as well as a live performer and has toured with many groups in the U.S. and abroad.
After 40 years of live performances, Kim has realized it is time to share her music and incredible talent with the world.
Her songs are not only captivating but will bring tears to your eyes and love to your heart. Once you hear her music, you will never stop loving, because "love is such a beautiful thing."
Each song was inspired by her life, love and friendship to that special someone. She says, we will not mention any names.
Kim says there is no release date as of yet. To quote this talented and wonderful lady, "Once you hear this debut album, your life will never be the same."
Kim is the daughter of Lois (Brown) Anderson and the late Harold Anderson of Hemet, Calif. The mother-daughter duo also own property and spend time in Spring Grove.