Mystery of Viburnum
Kim Lamothe with the assistance of Brendan Whipple on upright bass and Eric Hastings on percussion makes The Kim Lamothe Tree-Oh. A funky, rhythmic dynamic tree-oh crossing genres of folk, rock and groove. Kim Lamothe is a organic gardener with a integrated ability to match poetic lyrics with progressive guitar. Finger plucked ballads and driving rhythms make her songs dynamic and her shows imploring. Brendan's techniques of bowing and drumming on the bass add to her percussive approach. Add Eric Hastings tight grooves and sensitivity to vocal delivery and the sound becomes exultant. The Providence Phoenix says about 'mystery of viburnum' Tiverton-based singer/songwriter/guitarist Kim Lamothe doubles as a full-time organic gardener and owner of Greenlion Design, and her new sophomore release, Mystery of Viburnum, provides the perfect landscape for the Kim Lamothe Tree-Oh to fully bloom. The follow-up to her '08 solo debut Philodendron, Mystery of Viburnum (available at cdbaby.com and iTunes) captures a coolly confident and engaging musicians with a vocal approach that exudes 'a pleasant tension of emotion, expression, and range,' as accurately summed up in the bio. Lamothe loves her some Joni Mitchell and, like contemporaries Ani DiFranco and Regina Spektor, she can brighten the room while breaking your heart. Viburnum is a 2010 must-have, hands-down one of the year's best local releases.