Spring is here and Cape Cod’s own multi-talented singer-songwriter, Kami Lyle is bringing two rockin singer songwriters on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 to The Wellfleet Preservation Hall, the fabulous 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
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