Why you should listen: Kim Lenz has an adorable quality in her voice that’s mesmerizing. This entire review could be about the magnetic attraction of her vocals that quaver seductively in one song and are roaring strong as a Chevy V-8 in another. Lenz is well known in these parts from when she was based in Dallas and would frequently perform with her all-male Jaguars band in metro watering holes. Based now in the City of Angels she’s the Princess to Oklahoma City’s Queen of rockabilly Wanda Jackson. Listen to track five “Whiplash” and you’ll hear what sassy defiance sounds like.
The female heart and soul of Lenz’s genre is women standing up to dunderheaded men who do them wrong. She has her vocals and original lyrics on these steely numbers honed to a needle point like the Italian stilettos some gals carried at 66 Bowl Saturday nights.