The Kami Lyly Sit-A-While presents and evening with blue eyed soul pianist singer-songwriter Grayson Hugh with Polly Messer & Folk Rock singer-songwriter guitarist Jon Pousette-Dart
What is a ‘Sit-A-While’?
A Sit-A-While is an evening of great music and a gathering of friends set in a variety of cozy, Oceanside settings across Cape Cod. Each Sit-A-While showcases Cape Cod's beautiful venues as we move around to different towns. Our guests will perform their favorite songs in a round with custom musical jingles for our sponsors interspersed with stories, skits performed by the Cape’s prominent business owners, and more great music! We have teamed up with international radio station WMVY to broadcast the shows on their website and with Live from Center Stage to videotape and broadcast locally.
Jon Pousette Dart video Amnesia 9-2015 https://youtu.be/lMo4u5rLtLo
Grayson Hugh Youtube”Blind To Reason” 9-16-16 https://youtu.be/TWW5QCWgl0k
Grayson Hugh Singer Songwriter Pianist burst on the scene in 1988, with his RCA record debut Album, “Blind To Reason”, which went Gold in the U.S. & overseas. Grayson’s follow-up release "Road To Freedom" was called one of the year's best albums by Billboard Magazine and also caught the attention of Hollywood. Director Ridley Scott. Scott requested the use of two of Hugh's songs for the 1991 film "Thelma and Louise". Known primarily for his blue eyed soul radio mega hits, “Talk it Over”, “Bring it All Back”, “How About Us”. Grayson has continued to wow audiences around the world with his soulful singing, poetic lyrics and masterful piano playing
His songs have been called "a soul/rock stew with a dash of blues and a pinch of country" (Stone Phillips, The Today Show) and his voice has been compared to soul legends Sam Cooke and Otis Redding. His piano playing has been called "a veritable cyclone of soul, drawing its energy from such diverse regions as the swampland funk of Professor Longhair, the testifying soul of Ray Charles, with the rhythms of African drumming and American bluegrass thrown in the mix." - Benny Metten, Ctrl. Alt. Country, August, 2010.
His latest release, "Back To The Soul", a return to his southern soul roots, was released in 2015 and has been garnering rave reviews. "Hugh, like soul music idols Otis Redding and Marvin Gaye, is at his absolute best when wearing his heart on his sleeve and being totally transparent. In fact, Hugh goes way beyond keeping it real – he keeps it honest. With his feet firmly rooted in the soul and blues of Memphis and New Orleans, Hugh has crafted a record that is about as eloquently biographical as a music project can be. Strongly Recommended." - Howard Dukes, Soultracks, August 21, 2015
JOn Pousette-Dart Singer Songwriter Guitarist created and led The Pousette-Dart Band, which carved a place in the landscape of American music in the 1970’s. They were a mainstay of album radio, a favorite on the college circuit, and became one of the busiest touring groups in the US working with such acts as The Byrds, Bonnie Raitt, Little Feat, The Eagles, James Taylor, The J. Geils Band, Eddie Money, Manfred Mann, Jonathan Edwards, Emmylou Harris, Robert Palmer, Journey, Billy Joel, NRBQ, and many more including the now famous Frampton Comes Alive tour, and the progressive Yes Fragile tour – playing arenas from Coast to Coast.
While the original group dis-banded in the early 80’s, Jon kept performing and continued writing and producing into the 90’s, when he returned to Nashville to begin recording again on his own. He’s turned out five solo albums including 2015’s “TALK”, a cohesive selection of his best songs to date. He has co-written with some of the finest writers in the country including Darrell Scott, Gary Nicholson, Jaime Kyle, John Bohlinger, Angelo, Sally Barris and Angela Kaset.
Jon’s continued writing and travels have kept him engaged in Nashville where the original bands first albums were recorded with Norbert Putnam. He has continued performing nationally as a solo artist and with the original Pousette-Dart band.
Tickets: $38.00 G.A.
For more information & tickets visit www.artsonthecape.org or call (508) 428-0669. The Cape Playhouse is located at 820 Route 6A in Dennis 02638