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Kim Waters

Kim Waters

Kim Waters may look and sound like a city-slick loverman, but deep down he’s a country boy. Born in the small Maryland town of Havre de Grace, the saxophonist currently lives five minutes from there in the quaint town of Aberdeen with his wife, Penny, and his twin 13-year-old daughters, Kimberly and Kayla. As a child, Waters spent much of his life in the neighboring community of Churchfield with his parents, five brothers and two sisters. “Everyone is still in the area,” says the soft-spoken Waters. “Usually on Sundays, when everybody’s in town, we all get together.”

We’re sitting in Waters’ family room, which looks like a local watering hole, well-stocked with liquor and snacks, an elevated television, a slot machine and a jukebox. Adjacent to the tinsel and holiday-lights trimmed bar hang a few velveteen erotic paintings that wouldn’t look out of place in the 1973 blaxploitation flick The Mack. “This was actually a garage,” Waters says, surveying the room. “My father-in-law is a carpenter, and he suggested that we expand this space; so we knocked out the wall and built this bar. Everybody has a good time here, but the bar is strictly for family and friends.”

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