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Dover, New Hampshire, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2019 | SELF

Dover, New Hampshire, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2019
Solo Pop Singer/Songwriter




"Folk New Hampshire's Top 10 Albums of 2019"


Kimayo is a singer, a songwriter and a motivator. Her uplifting music is built on a foundation of life experience. Kimayo’s passionate voice both softly serenades and belts out powerfully making for a full listening experience. - Scott Heron

"Kimayo to release ‘Phoenix The Acoustic Sessions’"

PORTSMOUTH -- Dover based singer/songwriter Kim Mayo (AKA: Kimayo) will be releasing her debut album, “Phoenix The Acoustic Sessions” on Thursday, Sept. 26 at the Book and Bar in Portsmouth.

EDGE caught up with the uplifting soulful folkie to chat about her approach to music and what all went into the creation of her new record. - Christopher Hislop of EDGE Magazine

"Kimayo's Phoenix Rises Above"

August 29, 2019
By Scott Heron

Earlier this month, Dover singer/songwriter Kimayo released her first full-length album, Phoenix: The Acoustic Sessions . Recorded at The Greenhouse Recording Studio in Gilford, NH with engineer Sam McArthur, the album features ten original tracks that highlights Kimayo’s sweet brand of contemporary folk music.

The arrangement on the album is stripped-down, consisting of only a single vocal and an acoustic guitar. Her understated guitar accompaniment allow these songs to breath, showcasing her introspective lyrics and driving the rhythm just enough to keep the listener swaying and captivated. Kimayo’s voice has a familiar quality, reminiscent of great contemporary folk artists like Brandi Carlisle, Norah Jones, and Jewel. Her ability to effortlessly shift between a powerful croon and a soft and sweet serenade make evident the complete confidence in her own voice.

The songs on Phoenix echo a story of coming of age and introspection. Each song is a testament to learning from one’s past and looking ahead to tomorrow to stand taller than we were yesterday. We witness a journey born out of a constant search for oneself. This motif is one that’s so often relatable to any listener just trying to find their place in the world.

A few standouts on the album include “You and Me”, “Grow Little”, and the title track, “Phoenix.” This album avoids any “filler” tracks and takes us deep throughout the duration of its 40-minute run-time. Kimayo keeps it fresh from song to song and gives us variety and a good cross-section of her repertoire.

Kimayo’s album is available for streaming and download at - Folk NH

"Kimayo and Joel Glenn Wixson live on WSCA Radio with Guy Capecelatro"

The talented Kimberly Mayo with Guy Capecelatro and Joel Glenn Wixson live on WSCA Radio, Portsmouth NH, January 7, 2019. Play online or to download the file, click on the three dots on the right of the player. - Fred Bals of Dreamtime Podcast


Caged Bird- EP (Released- December 2018)
Recorded at Closey Holiday

Phoenix The Acoustic Sessions (Released- June 2019)
Recorded at The Greenhouse Recording Studio
Engineered and Mixed By Sam McArthur



Kimayo is a full time singer/ songwriter sharing her contemporary folk style with an authentic, hopeful, and soulful tone. She seeks to create an experience of Connection, Solidarity, and Hope for each of her listeners. Kimayo moved to New Hampshire from Massachusetts during her college years at the University of New Hampshire Durham. She has been sharing her music and heart with the Seacoast of NH since 2014, and is fast spreading across New England. Her songs express the changes and growth she's experienced through life circumstances, personal struggles, friendships, and her relationship with God. Her music, while introspective, is also relatable and authentic. Kimayo's EP, Caged Bird, was released in December of 2018 and was followed by her debut album Phoenix The Acoustic Sessions in June of 2019.

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