A little background

Born in Dallas, Texas and raised in Mesquite, Kimberly M'Carver's been singing and dancing since childhood. She was a voice major in Dallas and UT Austin, while dancing professionally in fashion shows . She also received a bachelors in Anthropology, and further studies to become a registered veterinary technician.

After moving to Houston from Austin, M'Carver fronted cover bands. She started writing songs in 1987, performing at songwriter open mics. A homemade tape of her songs was sent to Rounder Records, and they  liked'em so much that they came to Houston to see a live performance and offered her a recording contract on the spot.



M'Carver's two Rounder releases (1990 & 1994), Breathe the Moonlight and Inherited Road, drew rave reviews, nominations (Best Independent Record, CA) & charted on the Americana chart. She's been nominated by the Houston Press Music Awards for Songwriter of the Year & Best Acoustic/Folk numerous times for over a decade, as well as"critic's pick" for Best Female Vocalist. Also, a compilation of her first two Rounder cds was released as Kimberly M'Carver by Mesa Music International in Taiwan.

M'Carver co-produced her third cd of original songs (2001), Cross the Danger Line, with Scott Neubert, which included musicians  Aubrey Haynie (Faith Hill), Viktor Krauss (Lyle Lovett), Scott (Hal Ketchum,Trace Adkins), & grammy-winning singer-songwriters Jim Lauderdale and Claire Lynch on harmonies. It was first released on PrimeCD, and stellar reviews followed. 

M'Carver's fourth cd (also co-produced with Scott Neubert, 2013), Hard Waltz, released on her own Kocker Records label. She was joined again by Scott & Claire, along with John Thomasson (Little Big Town), Eamon McLoughlin (GreenCards), Jeff Taylor (Elvis Costello, Robert Plant), Matthew Wingate (Claire Lynch Band), as well as Steve Holland and longtime road bandmate, Eric Korb.

Here's a sampling of where M'Carver's songs have also appeared:  Serious Doubt, recorded by grammy winner Jeannie Kendall (The Kendalls) w/Allison Moorer (charted #26 on BillBoard); Texas Home featured in Texas Monthly's, Texas Monthly Guidebook to Texas: Completely Revised Fourth Edition cd; Texas Home featured in Texas Highways Magazine's cd Under the Texas Sky;Texas Home featured in Texas Songwriters compilation cd from the Kerrville Folk Festival (live); My Way Back Home to You on Introspective Journey, compilation of 15 female artists on Rounder for J. Jill; Silver-Wheeled Pony featured on the Kerrville End of the Century; Alimentar Mi Alma featured on Rounder Records 30th anniversary cd, The Singer-Songwriter Collection, Rounder Heritage; and Downside of a Fall co-written w/Jack Saunders, Blue Shadows.

M'Carver's TV appearances include Texas Music Café, Houston's Weeknight Edition, and other (PBS) documentaries. She's toured the US, UK & Europe, and played festivals including Lincoln Center's Outdoor Concert, Seattle's Bumbershoot Festival, Houston's International Festival, Glasgow Scotland's Big Country Festival, Kerrville Folk Festival, and venues including the BlueBird Cafe (Nashville), Anderson Fair, McGonigel's Mucky Duck (Houston), Passim's (Boston), Cactus Cafe (Austin), The Ark (Ann Arbor), Birchmere (D.C.), Iron Horse (Northampton), and many, many more. M'Carver has toured with Jim Lauderdale, and opened for Guy Clark, Radney Foster, HoneyBrowne, Junior Brown, Karla Bonoff, John Gorka, Johnny Paycheck, Gary P. Nunn, David Allen Coe, Jimmy LaFave, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Leo Kottke, Loudon Wainwright, Chris Smithers, Robert Earl Keen, Riders in the Sky, Tom Russell, etc. Reviews of her cds can be found on this site. Additional detailed information for booking purposes can be found on her PRESS KIT.