Kimmie F'n Green Eyez, Johnny Profane
We ARE the grandparents your parents warned y'uns about.
Playing #Cowpunk in the proud university town of Bloomington, Injiana.
KIMMIE F'N GREEN EYEZ
Daughter of an outlaw. Kimmie spent a terrifying, 9th-grade night staring into the business end of sawed-off shotgunsâ€”as Chicago cops demolished her home hunting for her dadâ€™s .38.
Former Jesus Freak. she walked out of a cruel Pentecostal Church when a sweating pastor closeted her, bullying her into signing a loyalty oathâ€”after 25 years and hundreds of thousands of tithe dollars.
Mother of 7. Grandmother of 13. Sheâ€™s built livesâ€”witnessing the true miracles of life.
Kimmie has lived one hell of a LIFEâ€”way the fuck out on the edges.
Wild to channel her exploding heart after losing her religionâ€”and church-ordained 28-year marriageâ€”she picked up the guitar at age 56.
What poured forth was the song of her soul.
Smothered for decades by preachers, parishioners, paternalistic men, family and societal expectationsâ€”Kimmie has a few things to say: About religions rooted in fearâ€”and greed. Women in a manâ€™s world. Scrutinizing taboos. Finding meaningâ€”without benefit of a god. Honoring the ecstasy of being fully human. The power of Love.
Kimmie sings about angles and angels you just may overlook.
"You'll LOVE meâ€”or HATE me. But give me a listen." â€” Kimmie
Former cult member. Defrocked therapist. Wannabe standup comic. One hell of a finger-pickinâ€™ guitarist.
He sings about insanity. Homelessness. Pain. Bliss. Balance. LIFE.
Johnny Profane writes A D U L T Alternative/Country/Blues songs,
best known for â€œAfter Things Fall Apartâ€ (about his stay on Bloomington Hospitalâ€™s psych ward), â€œ(Just Pour) Another Shot of Liquorâ€ â€” and his solo guitar instrumentals, â€œFantasy in Blueâ€ and â€œHammer & Nailz.â€
"I'm not here to entertain you. I'm here to piss you off. And get you off your ass.... I'm just an entertainer. Don't believe a word I say. Figger it out fer yerself. You owe yourself at least that much." â€” Johnny Profane