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Kami Lyle Sit A While

Contuit Center of the ARTS Kimon Kirk Bonnie Hayes


Presenting the Kami Lyle Sit-A-While…real songs, real writers, fake fireplace.

Spring is here and Cape Cod’s own multi-talented singer-songwriter, Kami Lyle is bringing two rockin singer- songwriters on Friday, May 2nd, 2014, to the Cotuit Center for the Arts in Cotuit, MA & on Saturday, May 3rd to The Wellfleet Preservation Hall in Wellfleet, MA.

Bonnie Hayes that helped put Bonnie Raitt back on the map with her Grammy winning album “Nick of Time’ with contributions of her songs “Have a Heart” & “ Love Letter” and the darling Kimon Kirk of New England’s “Session Americana” a local folk-roots super group that has been reviewed by the Boston Globe,

"Their sound lives on the edge of exploration, where the freewheeling crackle of a great jam session meets the lean groove of classic country music. The result is rock-solid, rippling with surprise, and delivered by some of the best acoustic musicians in town'-Scott Alarik, Boston Globe

Join Kami for her upcoming series with her favorite singer- songwriters from around the country. Kami will be hosting each round introducing her fans and friends to wonderful artist-performers in a relaxed Cape Cod living room setting, fake fireplace and all.  Kami, with her house bandmates Jon Evans (Tori Amos’s bass player), Tad Price, (Steve Forbert’s lead guitarist) & Rikki Bates (The Incredible Casuals, & the Chandler Travis Philharmonic)on drums, will welcome nationally renowned singer songwriters.  The special guests have toured the country as performers and their songs have been recorded by Kathy Mattea, Martina McBride, Lee Ann Womack, Trisha Yearwood, Keith Urban, Maura O’Connell & Susan Werner. These artists have also collaborated with Mary Chapin Carpenter, Jonatha Brooke, Shawn Colvin, John Jennings, Lyle Lovett, Bela Fleck, Nickel Creek, David Wilcox, Aimee Mann, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris and too many others to mention.  Mountain Stage, Austin City Limits, & The White House have hosted some of these talented songwriters.   

Bonnie Hayes originally from San Francisco recently moved to Boston to accept the first female song writing department chair at Berklee School of Music. The songs of Bonnie Hayes have always been extraordinary, from Shelly's Boyfriend, the post-punk good girl/bad boy anthem that put her on the map, to the authentic passion of Have a Heart and Love Letter, which restored Bonnie Raitt to superstardom with the multi-platinum, multi-Grammy-winning record, Nick of Time. Writing for artists as diverse as Robert Cray, Adam Ant, Cher, David Crosby, Bette Midler, and Booker T and the MG's, Hayes has become known for songs that combine the user-friendly hooks of pop songs with literate, quirky lyrics and a musical tendency to do the unexpected. She's also produced about 35 independent records, the most recent being the new record by California blues artist Tommy Castro, The Devil You Know.

‘Have a Heart’ has one of the most complex set of lyrics and it’s musically sophisticated at the same time. That combination of vulnerability and feistiness in those lyrics suits both Bonnie and I,” Bonnie Raitt says.

Kimon Kirk has played the bass and provided harmony vocals for such artists as Aimee Mann, Grant-Lee Phillips, Amy Correia, Sarah Borges, and Ramona Silver, and was a founding member of Session Americana, winners of multiple Boston Music Awards. Recent bass-playing engagements have also included stints with Melissa Ferrick, Will Dailey, Lori McKenna, Gaby Moreno, and Mike Viola. Kimon is a talented singer and a gifted song writer in his own right and has recorded two solo albums, 2011′s full-length Songs For Society and 2009′s EP Eye On You.  He produced five releases in 2013: Steve Shook’s Dignify, Kerry Schneider’s Detour, Tom McBride’s Morning in Glen Burnie, David Champagne’s Agnostic Gospel and Ben Keyes’s The Last Laugh.

The other new element was the bass player, a guy named Kimon Kirk. John Sands, my long-time drummer, had recommended him… John has an excellent history of finding great people for me to play with… Kimon turned out to be completely wonderful… I felt very lucky. A great guy, funny and smart, and a great player.”
– Aimee Mann, 2007 Summer Tour Blog

To learn more about Kami’s guest artists go to their website links below.















FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2014
Cotuit Center for the Arts
4404 Falmouth Road, Cotuit
www.artsonthecape.org or www.cotuitcenterforthearts.org
Tickets prices are:
$25.00 GA, $22.00 Seniors,  $20.00 members and special tables with premium seating and premium wine available.

The Wellfleet Preservation Hall
335 Main Street, Wellflleet
Ticket prices are:
$22.00 GA & $30.00 premium seating