kim gentry meyer
singer + songwriter + musician + dog and cat welfare advocate...that's me.
KIM GENTRY MEYER
Award-winning performing songwriter, visual artist, poet, and advocate for dog and cat welfare, Kim Gentry Meyer strives to live her life according to her favorite quote from Erma Bombeck:
"When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me.'"
With a strong, unique vocal most often described as a cross between Dolly Parton and Stevie Nicks, Kim's folk/Americana musical stylings speak to the causes she cares about and aim to inspire listeners to step outside their comfort zone. A multi-instrumentalist, Kim can often be seen in her live shows playing an instrument she fell in love with as a child: the accordion.
Though a pianist since age four, the boldness to create original music did not come until 2010 when her brother, a performing songwriter himself, encouraged her to write songs to benefit a cause she worked so hard to help: saving dogs. Kim's first award-winning song, "How I Wanna Be," was born out of that initial leap of faith. Showcases at the Bluebird Cafe, WoodyFest, and SXSW later followed, along with a second place win in the 2013 Woody Guthrie Songwriting Contest.
Since a move to the Northeast in recent years, Kim has partnered with a children's book author and publisher to write children's songs that teach the value of kindness to animals. She has also started a dog and cat welfare platform called What Baxter Started to increase awareness of current dog and cat welfare issues and offer information and assistance based on her 16 years of experience in dog and cat welfare.
Kim also writes faith-based songs, drawing on her lifelong experience in worship settings.