Lubbock, Texas, USA. Singer-songwriter, dramatist and painter Kimmie Rhodes has enjoyed long-lasting critical acclaim from her peers in the world of American roots music, despite her own recordings remaining a well-kept secret on the wider market.
Rhodes was raised in Lubbock, Texas, and began performing as a child with her family vocal group, before graduating to the guitar in her teens. She based herself in Austin from the end of the 70s, forming the honky-tonk unit Kimmie Rhodes And The Jackalope Brothers with Bobby Earl Smith and her future husband, disc jockey/producer Joe Gracey (b. 14 November 1950, Fort Worth, Texas, USA). The trio was invited to make an album at Willie Nelsons Pedernales studios, later released on their own Jackalope label. Rhodes and Gracey then spent a period working with Jimmy Days band and recorded a second album, Man In The Moon, at the Lone Star studios in Austin. A third album, 1989s Angels...