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Kami Lyle Sit A While

November 7, 2014 Claudia Nygaard Wellfleet Preservation Hall Dennis Brennan

November 8, 2014 Claudia Nygaard Dennis Brennan Cotuit Center for the Arts

November 11, 2014 Bonnie Hayes SPIRE Kimon Kirk


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

Fall is here and singer-songwriter, Kami Lyle, is bringing two singer songwriters to The Wellfleet Preservation Hall on Friday, November 7th, and on Saturday, November 8th to The Cotuit Center for the Arts. Her special guests are singer-songwriter-storyteller, Claudia Nygaard from Nashville & New England’s own legendary rock-roots-singer-songwriter, Dennis Brennan from Boston.

Join Cape Cod’s own multi-talented singer-songwriter, Kami Lyle, for a series of unique evenings in 2014 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 Susan Goldberg on bass, Tad Price on guitar & Rikki Bates 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, Bonnie Raitt, Aimee Mann, Emmylou Harris and too many others to mention.  Mountain Stage, Austin City Limits, & The White House have hosted some of these talented songwriters.

Claudia Nygaard’s captivating storytelling overflows from her songwriting into her live performance. With a voice like amber honey, and a twinkle in her eye that makes the entire audience feel she is sharing a secret with them alone, she takes them on an emotionally fearless journey with stories that expose a rare vulnerability and tenderness one moment, then a quick wit and an outlandish, irreverent sense of humor the next. Her songs move from heartfelt to humorous and from scrappy to sensual, and all the while the stories she tells in between them are as entertaining as the songs themselves.  A former Nashville Music Row staff songwriter and a winner of the Kerrville, TX Folk Festival songwriting competition, Nygaard has learned her craft well.  Her latest CD “Let The Storm Roll In” rose to the coveted #1 position on the Roots Country Chart and #8 on the Folk DJ Chart - with every one of her self-penned compositions receiving airplay. The album received glowing reviews from the press that included five stars from Americana benchmark “Maverick” magazine. The legendary Folk music magazine “Sing Out” claimed her songs “rival the likes of Guy Clark or Ian Tyson in their plainspoken, memoir-like quality, rich with personalized images and a resonant point-of-view.”

Dennis Brennan is one of the Boston area's leading rock/roots singer/songwriters. Boston has a music legacy that needs no introduction. Think of the J. Geils Band, Morphine, and Willie Alexander for starters. At the heart of the scene, though, is an artist like Dennis Brennan. He's a cagey veteran who hasn't won similar fame but can electrify audiences with his ability to cross brilliantly from rock to soul, blues, country, and jazz, while breathing fresh life into each. On several nights a week, Brennan bops around New England clubs with a passion that is all too rare in today's homogenized music climate. He has been nominated for 4 NEMO awards and has won 2 NEMO awards for "Outstanding Roots Rock Band. His songs have been acquired for use in films and television, notably the movies "Copland", "The Matthew Shepard Story","Clockwatchers", and "Loveland".  Longtime friend Peter Wolf of the J. Geils Band, who often sits in with Brennan's band at its weekly residency at the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge, offers this praise of his comrade: "The biggest challenge for any artist is to sustain and keep growing. Many musicians who stick with it can fall into a trap of becoming parodies of themselves. Dennis has always kept maturing, which is one of the hardest challenges, and that's why I always enjoy checking him out."

Saturday, November 8th, 2014 @7:30 p.m.
Cotuit Center for the Arts 4404 Falmouth Road, Cotuit  Website www.artsonthecape.org or www.cotuitcenterforthearts.org
phone: #  504-428-0669
Tickets $25.00 GA, $22.00 Seniors, $20.00 members and
special tables with premium seating and premium wine available.

Friday, November 7th, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.
The Wellfleet Preservation Hall 335 Main Street, Wellflleet
Website www.wellfleetpreservationhall.org
phone # 508-349-1800
Ticket prices are $22.00 GA & $30.00 premium seating

Saturday, November 15th, 2015 @ 8:00 p.m.
http://www.spirecenter.org or call 508-746-4488.
Ticket prices are $15.00 GA

The cool Fall air is here and we are bringing our show to Plymouth’s new wonderful venue The SPIRE with Cape Cod’s own multi-talented singer-songwriter-trumpet player, Kami Lyle who is bringing two rockin singer songwriters on Saturday, November 15th, 2014, to the SPIRE Center for Performing Arts. Bonnie Hayes that helped put Bonnie Raitt back on the map with her Grammy winning album “Nick of Time’ and the darling Kimon Kirk of New England’s “Session Americana” fame.

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