Blowtorch Singer 

A welder by day croons Billie Holiday at night

Blowtorch Singer A weekday welder croons Billie Holiday on weekends. Kim Reynolds chuckles when she recalls the first time her mother heard her warble a few bars of the sugary '70s tune "Feelings." At the age of five, she fumbled most of the words, but nailed the melody. "I swore up and down that I made up that song," says Reynolds. Three decades later, Reynolds is sitting in with jazz vet Evelyn Wright at the latter's performances at Swingos every Sunday. A welder by trade ("I have to pay my bills," she says), Reynolds is keeps her voice in shape by crooning Billie Holiday standards. "I don't lean toward ever being a professional," she says. "But when you're blessed with the ability to sing, you're professional from the day you were born."
Sun., Feb. 26, 10 a.m.

Speaking of Highlights

More by Cris Glaser


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


© 2018 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 241-7550
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.

Website powered by Foundation