Meet Your NYSMusic Staff: Writer Kimberly Zesky

pr10Kimberly Zesky is a young writer from the Adirondack Mountains of New York who was introduced to music at a very young age, growing up with parents who were live DJ’s and a father who has always been an avid guitar player. Being introduced to a wide variety of genres, has allowed her to expand her musical horizons and build in depth knowledge and appreciation of all types of music. Seeking to explore music on all of its levels, Kimberly is especially interested in the history and progression of music, as well as its political role in society. But experiencing music live and in person is above all, her true passion.

In the summer of 2004, Kimberly was led to her first music festival and was deeply moved by its ability to unite, enliven, and inspire people. She felt motivated to write about it, and share her experience with others. Since then she has written multiple show reviews and in the winter of 2011 she wrote her first official review for Upstatelive. In the past year she has covered shows in the “north country” region of the state and offers words on all different types of music.

Some of her favorite bands include: Railroad Earth, moe., Yonder Mountain String Band, String Cheese Incident, Driftwood, Sim Redmond Band, Rubblebucket, Beats Antique, Widespread Panic, Bob Dylan, Otis Redding, and Alison Krauss & Union Station. Kim’s musical bucketlist includes Bonobo, Mumford & Sons, Neil Young, Van Morrison and Crosby Stills & Nash.