“As in the past, MacGregor's voice takes the spotlight. With remarkable ease and fluidity she shapeshifts her instrument to fit the songs, from gritty and raw lo-fi tracks - think Black Keys- to modern soul, blues stompers, and folk tinged rock. A solid branch off the Lucinda Williams, Bonnie Raitt, Melissa Etheridge or Patty Griffin family tree.” - Kathy Valentine (Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, The Go-Go's)
— Quench Magazine - Fall 2021
New Release - Sitting, with uncomfortable feelings
Edmonton's Kimberley MacGregor presents her third full-length album, for digital release on February 5th, 2021.
'Sitting, with Uncomfortable Feelings' includes 10 new singles, 3 B-sides, and an accompanying film set by Heather Hatch.
Producer - Brandy Zdan
Engineer - Emily Bachynski
Mix - Jeff Kynoch
Master - Philip Shaw Bova
Album Artwork - AJA Louden
Album Design - Kendel Vreeling
Performed by Kimberley (Guitar, vox)
and The Right Band:
Nathan Burns - slide
Melissa Walker - bass
Kevin Brereton - drums, vox
Lindsay Pratt - vox
*additional percussion by Jeff Kynoch
“4.5 out of 5 - With an aura somewhere between that bartender who sits at your table to gossip and a wronged and looming goddess coalescing in the sky during a thunderstorm, Kimberley MacGregor is back with a powerful, personal third full length...Bluesy to edge of metal and boozy till the edge of dawn, MacGregor is twice the winner of the Edmonton Music Prize’s formerly-gendered “best female artist” category, with good reason — she’s one of the city’s hardest-hitting voices, with a wail that feels like it could dissipate clouds, perhaps create others. ” - Fish Griwkowsky
Indie Music: Do-it-Yourself (With a Little Help from Your Friends) Kimberley MacGregor Finds a Community in her Corner Fall 2021 | Quench Magazine - Kathy Valentine
As in the past, MacGregor's voice takes the spotlight. With remarkable ease and fluidity she shapeshifts her instrument to fit the songs, from gritty and raw lo-fi tracks - think Black Keys- to modern soul, blues stompers, and folk tinged rock. A solid branch off the Lucinda Williams, Bonnie Raitt, Melissa Etheridge or Patty Griffin family tree.
Album review: Kimberley MacGregor doesn't hold back her Uncomfortable Feelings 02/02021 | Edmonton Journal - Fish Griwkowsky
4.5/5 - Bluesy to edge of metal and boozy till the edge of dawn, MacGregor is twice the winner of the Edmonton Music Prize’s formerly-gendered “best female artist” category, with good reason — she’s one of the city’s hardest-hitting voices, with a wail that feels like it could dissipate clouds, perhaps create others.
COVID-19 pandemic allowed local singer time to retool album 11/10/20 | Edmonton Journal - Tom Murray
The unblinking lyrical concerns are universal; the music, which glides seamlessly through soul, blues, rock, and folk, is by turns heart tugging, spectral, and celebratory.
Twice as nice: Kimberley MacGregor shares new songs at Allendale, Beverly porch concert show 9/17/20 | Edmonton Journal - Ryan Garner
Throughout each show the singer waved at passing cyclists or credited dogs for their barking solos, creating a genuinely entertaining experience that will surely be missed once the winter winds sweep into town. And once they do, at least we can take some solace in MacGregor’s new album, filled with tunes worth returning to.
Edmonton Journal: Festival Place Patio Series 7/20/2019 | Edmonton Journal - Roger Levesque
MacGregor’s time to grab the spotlight is coming back. She guesses that she has written around 200 songs since her last album release, and she has pulled together the best 15 of them to record. Plans are now set, and she hopes to have her third release out this fall.
Penguin Eggs – Album Review 01/04/2016 | Penguin Eggs - Barry Hammond
"Kimberly (sic) MacGregor is an Edmonton singer/songwriter/guitarist with one of those big, slightly bluesy, pop/rock voices a little reminiscent of Grace Slick or someone of that calibre. She can play a pretty mean guitar, write a decent song, and sing with more than enough presence to fill a hall."
Album Review: I Am My Own 19/12/2015 | !earshot - Eileen Mendez
From hearty tracks like “Go”, that are heavy on gritty riffs and dramatic crescendos, to solemn declarations like “it’s time to love the skin that I’m in” in “Be There”, she tells us how she really feels with a no-holds-barred soulful style.
Edmonton Music Awards honour best and brightest in local scene 05/06/2015 | Edmonton Journal - Sandra Sperounes
Singer-songwriters Braden Gates and Kimberley MacGregor were the other double winners at Sunday’s Edmonton Music Awards. ...MacGregor won Female Artist of the Year and R&B/Soul Recording of the Year for Hope Displaced, a soulful, rootsy, horn-filled number featuring rapper Tzadeka. The song is featured on MacGregor’s debut album, True.
Full house for Silkstones and Kimberley MacGregor a pleasant surprise 30/09/2015 | L.A. Beat - Richard Amery
I was blown away by Edmonton blues musician Kimberley MacGregor’s massive, dusky voice.
Exclaim: Kimberley MacGregor – “Trouble” 12/08/2015 | Exclaim.ca - Sarah Murphy
["Trouble" is] a weighty blues-rock number, replete with crunchy guitars, sturdy percussion, and MacGregor's gritty, soulful wails. The singer's bio states that the she "precariously crafts and passionately performs songs that will move your heart, change your mind and stomp your feet" — and none of that has been lost with the arrival of "Trouble."
Review – Kimberley MacGregor 19/10/2015 | Canadian Beats - Amanda Hather
I had not previously listened to anything by Kimberley MacGregor but after listening to this album ['I Am My Own'] I’m going to have to change that. Be sure to check this album out for yourself and you won’t want the twelve songs to end either.
Kimberley MacGregor’s album delivers powerful message 15/10/2015 | Edmonton Sun - Kevin Maimann
Complete with horns and organs, True won MacGregor two Edmonton Music Awards and set her on a new path. Now she is focusing on herself, and her own work, with new-found confidence.