Taos, NM: performed at The Adobe Bar
Kim never liked country music. She's sung in gospel choirs and with the rock bands: Bohiems and Burning Joan. Once deciding to record a couple country songs for her mother's birthday, everything changed. Now Kim Treiber and her group Kim and the Caballeros are big Taos country favorites.
When she isn't performing, she's giving back to the Taos community. Treiber co-founded The Dream Tree Project, five years ago. According to their website www.dreamtreeproject.org they are a non-profit organization, committed to providing young people (currently living under bridges, in vans, abandoned buildings, and sexually exploitative and otherwise inappropriate situations) with safe, positive alternatives, helping them re-envision their lives and their futures. Thus far, they have procured a building, a thirteen passenger van, and $249,000 operating funds from HUD, as well as many appreciated gifts of money, services and equipment from the community. They offer: transitional living Program, wilderness therapy program and youth shelter.