Soulful and introspective, Tuvim has a rich, commanding voice.” - Gene Stout

Seattle P.I.

We first caught Kym Tuvim opening for Tish Hinojosa at the Tractor a couple of years ago, and were so spellbound with her soulful observational songs that we tucked her name away in our memory and vowed to pay more attention to her career. Since then, of course, she's been locked up in a studio working on a follow-up record to her 2003 release On the Mend. The result of those couple of years of work is Nothing Sweet Nothing, where she furthers her musical journey with another collection of lovely, exquisitely well-arranged tunes that call to mind artists like Kris Delmhorst and Catie Curtis.”

I am sensing real growth and maturity from this Seattle area singer/songwriter. So much in fact that this standout CD sets the bar high for future work. Her band is spot on, her lyrics personal and engaging, the mood sort of dark but resonates with simmering passion. Delicate but with fire underneath.”

Don Campau, KKUP

Kym Tuvim continues the blues streak with her latest "Nothing Sweet Nothing" (Retrofit). Pedal and lap steel guitars figure prominently on a number of the tracks. But even more essential is Tuvim's rich and hearty voice, one that is custom-made for singing her blue-tinged compositions. Among the more irresistible originals are the swaying "Pendulum," the airy "In My Head," the deep "Flood" and the piano and vocal of "Reservoir."  Tuvim's lovely reinvention of "The More I See You" will make you want to listen to it more.” - Gregg Shapiro

Chicago Free Press

If Nothing Sweet Nothing is anything, it is soulful. From the first track, "Mystery," to the last, "Sweet Nothing," this CD is deeply satisfying. Local talent Kym Tuvim is a gifted singer/songwriter who's hooked up with some of Seattle's finest for this recording. Tuvim's singing and songwriting is being compared to Joan Armatrading, Traci Chapman, Joni Mitchell, Janis Ian, and Phoebe Snow. The musicianship on this CD matches Tuvim's vocals in terms of its many layers of rich, bluesy, sensual evocativeness. I couldn't pick a highlight. Every song shines and every song stands on its own... Tuvim writes as well as she sings; her lyrics are accessible but never cliched. Maybe there is no end to the ways a love song can be written. Nothing Sweet Nothing is, after all, a CD of love songs, but there's no shortage of variety here. The only thing consistent throughout this CD is the quality. This may be homegrown, but word of Kym Tuvim is out and she is beginning to get the well-deserved national airplay and acclaim she deserves. ” - Heidi Fosner

Victory Review

Kym Tuvim's music is so intuitive and deeply felt, so eloquent in its lyrics and so lovely in its musicianship, you just want to strip to the skin and dive in.”

Susan Werner

Somehow, Kym Tuvim can make a studio of high-tech equipment sound as intimate as a back porch or someone's home...Her three song set on WERS proved that despite the lush instrumentation on her newest album, Nothing, Sweet Nothing, her songs still have the legs to thrive in a stripped down setting. Accompanied by Richard Gates, who offered some of the most subtle yet effective bass work laid to tape, Tuvim laid herself bare through song in the studio with her tales of love and all of its intricacies...It seems that no matter what Kym Tuvim hears, her end result will be nothing short of awesome. ((CLICK on LINK for FULL ARTICLE))” - Erik Ziedses des Plantes

WERS 88.9 FM (Boston)

Seattle-based Tuvim is a rarity in modern folk-pop: a young, moody singer-songwriter truly in touch with the roots of American music. Soul, blues and pop all filter through her husky, knowing voice.” - Dan Gewertz

The Boston Herald

Classically trained and well versed in a variety of genres, Kym Tuvim summons her disparate influences on her excellent third album, tapping into homespun folk, trad jazz, swampy blues and ethereal soundscapes along the way. With a knowing perspective reminiscent of Carly Simon, Joni Mitchell and Aimee Mann, her songs practically seethe with sensuality. Consequently, Nothing Sweet Nothing offers an instant connection, from the easy, loping "Pendulum" to a skittish, spirited "Birdsong."  Even when she settles into a slow, measured drift (as in the case of the easy duo "Reach" and "Reservoir") or frays things around the fringes (a tack she takes on the tangled twosome "Mystery" and "Skin Muscle Bone"), Tuvim maintains an open embrace. Ultimately, Nothing Sweet Nothing is nothing if not delightful.” - Lee Zimmerman

The Performing Songwriter Magazine, Top 12 DIY

The songs on Tuvim's new record Nothing, Sweet Nothing are intimate, haunting and go straight to the heart.”

Meg Hutchinson, Songwriter/Red House Recording Artist

In Michael Pollan's latest book, "In Defense of Food," he offers some sage advice: avoid "edible foodlike substances." You know, stuff you can eat, but shouldn't. Food that isn't really food. The junk that fills every convenience store in the land. The same advice could be applied to music: Avoid "listenable musiclike products." You know, the junk that comes from major labels and commercial radio stations across the land. Thankfully there are true artists out there serving up real music. Like Kym Tuvim. This immensely gifted Seattle singer-songwriter cooks up a satisfying and nourishing platter of folk fusion on her third release, "Nothing Sweet Nothing." It's a well structured, balanced and meticulously prepared musical meal gorgeously presented in eco-packaging. The main ingredient is decidedly Tuvim's deep and hardy voice that smolders, burns and boils, depending on what the song calls for. Like Tracy Chapman's, Tuvim's voice has blues deep in its soul, yet is unafraid to get charged up for the more rocking tunes or express touching tenderness and settled sensuality. The opening track, "Mystery," is one, and a good one at that. A lazy, fingerpicked guitar brings out the delta blues flavor that's nicely balanced by shimmering cymbals and Tuvim's robust, breathy voice detailing a "bittersweet mess." The sprite "Birdsong" seamlessly melds together Americana and thoughtful pop while the following "Blue," with its string sections, heart tugs and feel of Annie Lennox's "Cold" instantly becomes a comforting old friend. A strolling and ruminative Bonnie Raitt comes to mind during "Flood," and the charming "Far Away" shows off Tuvim's love of traditional jazz. "Nothing Sweet Nothing" is really something, something to be savored, enjoyed and shared, just like real, delicious food.” - Scott D. Lewis

— Jonezin' Music