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This profile was last updated on 7/19/13  and contains information from public web pages.

President

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Background

Employment History

  • President
    Connecticut Bluegrass Music Association

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    Connecticut Bluegrass Music Association
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Kim Cyr, CTBMA president, discussed the history of Bluegrass music as an American genre, and had each of the participating musicians explain a little bit about the individual instruments used in traditional bluegrass bands.
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Kim Cyr, founder of the Connecticut Bluegrass Association, will also give a description and history ......
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Kim Cyr, president of the Connecticut Bluegrass Association, and her daughter Taylor, 10, in Evans Hall at Conn. College.
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Who: Kimberly Cyr, 35, of Salem.
Why you should know her: She's pretty much the ambassador of bluegrass in Connecticut.She is president of the Connecticut Bluegrass Music Association - which she founded - and, with that nonprofit group, she runs a winter concert series, sponsors monthly jams at Connecticut College, and teaches public school kids about bluegrass.
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Salem's bluegrass lot:Cyr was bluegrass before bluegrass was cool.She has been a fan of the genre since she was a kid growing up in Salem, way before anyone had asked the musical question "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"New England is not exactly a bastion of country music appreciation.While other girls her age were swooning over Shaun Cassidy, Cyr was listening to the Johnson Mountain Boys and The Seldom Seen.
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At bluegrass festivals, Cyr would sit, transfixed, in the front row, while other kids were off playing.
All in the family:She came by her passion for bluegrass naturally.
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Now, Cyr has passed her love of bluegrass on to the next generation; her daughter, 10-year-old Taylor, has taken up the mandolin.
Those who can't play, organize:Cyr doesn't sing or play any instruments herself.Never has.She didn't learn as a kid and knows she wouldn't have as much time to practice as she'd need as an adult.But she forged her own unique tie to bluegrass: "I'm good at other things that need to be done to bring it to people."In other words, organizing shows and promoting performers and emceeing concerts and running radio shows and, in short, getting more people to listen to bands she's excited about.
A high, lonesome sound:Cyr explained bluegrass' spell in an essay for the Leadership Bluegrass conference: "To me, it's the chill you get when listening to an a cappella gospel song while watching the sun rise on a Sunday morning.It's hearing someone hit that lick just right and seeing the joy on their faces when they do.It's watching a band come on stage with such energy that you feel like you have to hold onto your seat.It's being moved to tears just by the high lonesome quality of someone's voice."
Down-home folks:It's not just the music; Cyr says that "the people who are involved in (bluegrass) are just the best people you'll ever meet.They're very down to earth."
Spare time?What spare time?Not only does she run the CBMA and work as a consultant pharmacist for Medicine Centre, but Cyr also airs a bluegrass show Sunday nights on WHUS.And she hosts a cable TV show, "On That Note," which is about musicians of all genres; it's aired on Charter Cable.Last month, she emceed a bluegrass festival in Framingham, Mass., sponsored by the Boston Bluegrass Union.And she'll be emceeing at the bluegrass fest at Strawberry Park in Preston in May and June and the Podunk Festival in Hartford in August.
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CTBMA President Kim ...
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CTBMA President Kim Cyr
CTBMA President and Founder
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Kim presents a 90th birthday cake for her grandmother, Sophia, at a Salem Barn show.
Kid's Bluegrass Academy 2005
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CTBMA president Kim Cyr organized the first-ever "Kid's Bg Academy" at the Strawberry Park Bluegrass Festival in Preston, CT.
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Photos by: Kim Cyr
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