The Lucky 13: ‘Keisha D’ Mimms, singer / performer



“Keisha D” Mimms is truly one of Coachella Valley’s entertainment crowns worldwide. Her vocal ability and her performance on stage are amazing; in fact, our readers voted for her as the Best Local Musician in our Best of Coachella Valley 2020-2021 Reader Survey. When speaking to us at the end of last year, Keisha D spoke about her recent health battles – and she is currently on a figurative recovery from a fight with COVID-19. Mimms is the latest to take The Lucky 13; here are his answers.

What was the first concert you attended?


What was the first album you owned?

from disney Cinderella soundtrack.

What bands are you listening to right now?

Bruno Mars.

What artist, genre or musical trend does everyone love but don’t understand?

Music with a lot of expletives or the N word.

Which musical act, current or past, would you most like to see happen live?


What’s your favorite musical guilty pleasure?

of travel The biggest hits.

What is your favorite concert hall?

The Hollywood Bowl.

What’s the one song lyric you can’t get out of your head?

“So now I come to you with open arms, hoping you will see what your love means to me,” Journey, “Open Arms.”

Which band or artist has changed your life? How? ‘Or’ What?

So many influential musicians! Steve Perry, Etta James, Barbra Streisand, Ella Fitzgerald.

You have a question for a musician. What is the question and to whom are you asking the question?

Steve Perry: How did he get over cancer and how did losing his voice affect him?

What song would you like to play at your funeral?

“Get up,” Andra Day.

Figurative gun on your head, what’s your favorite album of all time?

I really like everything! I can not tell.

What song should everyone be listening to right now?

I am always inspired by “Rise Up”. It is so powerful. It is edifying.


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