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Kim and the Caballeros formed in 2003 after Kim recorded & produced several country songs as a birthday gift to her mother. After an overwhelming response, Kim decided to focus on the country music genre. After years of backup vocals & bass playing with a local successful rock band, forming her own band seemed like a natural progression.
Kim and the Caballeros' first cd, "Blue Hearted Girl," recorded at Howling Dog Records in Alamosa, Co.,was produced by Don Richmond and features Kim's original songs, that she wrote specifically for this project, along with some of her favorite country classics. (Kim also had a great time recording the song Blue Hearted Girl" in Nashville with seasoned session musicians.)
Following this recent success, Kim and the Caballeros embarked on a live recording to demonstrate their high energy, soulful stage presence. Recorded live at the Sagebrush Inn, in Taos, New Mexico, "Honky Tonk Breakdown" was engineered, produced, & recorded by Omar Rane & won "Best Recording Of A Live Performance" at the 2009 New Mexico Music Awards.
Kim And The Caballeros consists of Kim Ann Treiber-Thompson (lead vocals, songwriter, acoustic, electric guitar), Chipper Thompson (vocals, songwriter, guitars, mandolin), Leonard Kasza (vocals,steel guitar), Rob Watt (vocals, bass), Jeramiah Glauser (drums).
The Caballeros big ol' twangy sound can be seen and heard regionally in the South West everywhere from Honky Tonk dive bars to private events and music festivals.