Prior to KG Music Press, Kim worked as an event planner in Chicago and in Los Angeles she was the Assistant to Ilka Errin Paradinas, owner of Fly PR. While working alongside Ilka, she cut her teeth promoting projects with The Unknown Instructors (Mike Watt, Raymond Pettibone, et al), Trey Gunn (of King Crimson fame), Pere Ubu and David Thomas’ Hearpen Label, Tim Skold and KMFDM, The Pagans, Thor & Blacklist Union. In addition to being a music publicist, Kim Grant alongside Liz Garo and Pam Moore founded the Los Angeles, weekly roots music series, The Grand Ole Echo held at the Echo nightclub and now beginning its ninth year. The Grand Ole Echo won the LA Magazine award for "Best of LA-Urban Honky Tonk" in both 2008 and 2012. Also with Garo, Grant helped to curate the Roots Roadhouse American-roots music festival.
2014 has brought an offer of a weekly column called "TJ West" in much-frequented Americana website Turnstyled Junkpiled. Her love of American roots music and the music community is what helps her as an advocate for the Southern California roots music scene and the Americana music scene as a whole.
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