Michael Cerveris and Kimberly Kaye met across a microphone in 2008. Their relationship began as a professional one that turned romantic, then musical, then friendly after they split. The kind of unflinching honesty that made those relationship changes possible is woven into the fabric of their music. “It was hard times. And because therapy was damned expensive, we thought if we spent more time singing in the living room, there'd be less time for fighting,” says Kaye.
Weeks after their first show in a hotel lobby, they were invited to appear at Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series, and on NPR’s Mountain Stage broadcast live from West Virginia, twice (once with Arlo Guthrie and again with Judy Collins, Ari Hest and Ben Sollee). They’ve appeared often at Jazz Fest in New Orleans, Chickie Wah Wah, Siberia, The Hi Ho Lounge, d.b.a., Howlin’ Wolf, Tipitina’s, and (of course) The Back Room at Buffa's, in New York at Joe’s Pub, Mercury Lounge, City Winery, and Rockwood Music Hall, and at The Blue Moon Saloon in Lafayette, LA. Loose Cattle’s recordings, including debut Live album, North of Houston, a 45rpm single, Pony Girl b/w St James Infirmary, and their 2017 Christmas album, Seasonal Affective Disorder (chosen one of Rolling Stone Country’s “Ten Country/Americana Records To Hear Right Now” and awarded 4 out of 5 stars from the LA Times) are all available
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