Kison (aka Kimberly Swanson) has come a long way from her small-town roots in northern Minnesota, to making her Los Angeles performing debut at the renowned Greek Theatre, before the Lauryn Hill show. Kison (pronounced KEE-sin) bucked her assumed genre of country, to form her own unique sound that’s best described as Teena Marie meets Adele, with a touch of classical. She has worked with some of the industry’s top producers, including Grammy award winners Rahki (Kendrick Lamar, Eminem), 88-Keys (Kanye West, Jay-Z, Frank Ocean) and Symbolyc One (Beyonce, Kanye West,Jay-Z).
The singer-songwriter has released her newest single HENDRIX! Her latest track follows her previous single release Bad Night in Heaven, which was given the ASCAP Desmond Child Anthem award, leading to her performance at the ASCAP Foundation Awards at Lincoln Center in New York City. This Pop/Soul/R&B/Classical singer was inspired to write the song after watching a documentary about Jimi Hendrix which featured his legendary performance with a broken guitar string at Woodstock.
Often fighting the internal battle between being the artist or the songwriter, Kison is currently building her songwriting catalog.
Kison wins ASCAP Foundation Desmond Child Anthem award.
Kison is the recipient of The ASCAP Foundation Desmond Child Anthem award for 2016! This prestigious award was established by Songwriters Hall of Fame member Desmond Child and is presented to a promising songwriter. Kison will perform at The ASCAP Foundation award ceremony in December, held at the Lincoln Center in New York City.