Label: Happy Mellows Music Company - KH 002 2 • Format: CD • Country: US • Genre: Folk, World, & Country • Style: Country
Already have an account? Sign in. I listen to this album at least once a week - or I try to. I have hundreds of discs - this one is in the top ten for songwriting and musicianship. Buy it and reward yourself for spending the money well.
Janis Joplin was arguably the greatest female bluesrocker of them all. Though there were many singers with much more God given vocal talent, it was her passion, and spirit that her fans found so energizing. This is, I suppose, the primary reason that I have love this genre for so long, as I have drawn such incredible energy from the best of its artists.
Hayes most recent release, "Simply Live" would have been more appropriately titled "Simply Sensational", as it is exactly that. This special CD, hopefully, will serve as a "coming out" recording from which the world will begin to discover the incredible talents of this wonderful artist.
Hayes is somewhat a composite of Pearl and Etta James, possessing both Joplin's grit and James' guts. She is at home and totally competent, singing either Sixx Minutes - Snoop Doggy Dogg* - Tha Doggfather or hard driving rock, sometimes sultry and at other times sweaty but at all times right on the money.
Her petite and pretty exterior gives no suggestion of the raging volcano of explosive energy which lies within her vocal chords and heart. She successfully blends current and past Kimi Hayes - Porcupine Girl of blues, rock, folk, country into a fabulous sound that can only be described as American music. And, it is American music at its very finest.
There are plenty of musicians who play together these days, but Kimi Hayes is a part of a REAL band in the truest sense. The players here are all gifted but it Kimi Hayes - Porcupine Girl intangible of what can only be called chemistry that separate artists like this from all others. After listening to guitarist Mike Aquino on the first two tracks Kimi Hayes - Porcupine Girl the CD, I thought to myself "a very nice player, maybe not spectacular".
But, by the time I had heard the CD completely through, I had turned my computer chair towards Chicago in his honor. Paula Marr on bass and Don Devereaux on drums are as solid and tasteful a rhythm section as a band could want. And, these players, along with Ms. Hayes on acoustic rhythm guitar, play well with and off of each other.
Also, 5 of the 9 tracks are well written Kimi Hayes originals. Bands like this remind me why that I have such a love for passionate independent artists, as they are truly producing the finest music in America today.
Each track on the CD is excellent, but if I have to chose favorites, they would be Hayes' gut wrenching cover of Janis' "Move Over", her original track and tribute to the tragedy "Shores of Liberty" one of the best tributes I have heardand her cover of the Etta James' classic "I'd Rather Go Blind".
CD Review is brand new to NextCelebs. Red 14 is a perfect example of a CD that has just the right mix. Kimi's ability to translate life experiences into music can be heard on my favorite track - 'Watered Down Whiskey'. As for Kimi herself, if you were to combine Sheryl Crow and Melissa Etheridge into a 5'3" package, my guess is that the result would resemble Ms. Kimi Hayes. You can find out more about the Kimi Hayes Band at www. A collection of smart songs played with a dash of attitude and dollop of style, this disc blends country without cloying and pop without preening.
The honesty of the songwriting is supported by Hayes' versatile vocal delivery. She simmers when she needs to, but knows when to relax and let the natural beauty of her gift speak for itself.
Il Guardiano Del Faro - . Per Chi Si Ama Come Noi Ed Breckenfeld creates the intricate rhythms in places where other drummers might be content to keep a straight beat, specifically on the beautiful "If I Had My Way". Guitarist Mike Aquino and bassist Paula Marr also understand the music well enough to know when to flourish and when to sit back and let Hayes shine.
Keyboardist Steve Stroz augments the soundscapes sweetly. Kimi Hayes Band is best known for upbeat pop-flavored girl tunes. Red 14 is a professionally clean recording of the seductively feminine originals that make the band a favorite at festivals and clubs in their hometown, Chicago.
Hayes belts Cri De Coeur - Infidel - Demo deep emotions, uses breathy phrasings, and adds texture and color to her alto vibrato. All twelve originals were written and arranged in varying combinations by guitarist Aquino, bandleader Hayes and bassist Paula Marr. The result is a youthful-but-mature collection of pleasant, listenable expressions of the heart.
The Kimi Hayes Band is Kimi Hayes - Porcupine Girl high energy, rockin' 4 piece unit, featuring power-house vocals, sizzling guitar work, and a rock solid rhythm section. This is a band that wows audiences at every festival, concert venue, and club. Create a free account. We include a link to your profile in band openings, to build trust with musicians and help them decide if they will be a good fit.
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