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Kami's Portfolio

Awards & Nominations

Great American Song Contest Winner in the Special Music: Outstanding Achievement In Songwriting Category for the song “Joy To The World Especially You”


Great American Song Contest Finalist in the Adult Contemporary Category for the song “Mambo”

Great American Song Contest Finalist in the Singer-Songwriter Category for the song “Ladies Skating”

Nashville Music Award nomination for Best Pop Album


Touring History

Kami has toured extensively throughout the United States.

Venues including:

Five Points Music Hall, Mobile, AL
The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
11, San Francisco, CA
The Galaxy, Santa Ana, CA
Bellyup Tavern, Solano Beach, CA
Largo, LA, CA
Luna Park, LA, CA
House of Blues, LA, CA
Henry Fonda Theater, LA, CA
Palms Theater, Davis, CA
Brick By Brick, San Diego, CA
Toad’s Place, New Haven, CT
9:30 Club, Washington DC
The Cotton Club, Atlanta, GA
Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA

Parkwest, Chicago, IL

Schuba’s, Chicago, IL

House of Blues, New Orleans, LA

Odeon, Cleveland, OH

Wilbert’s Bar & Grill, Cleveland, OH 

W.O.W. Hall Aladdin Theater, Portland, OR

Theater of Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Five Spot, Philadelphia, PA

Rosebud, Pittsburgh, PA

The Wire, Harrisburg, PA

Lupo’s, Providence, RI

House of Blues, Myrtle Beach, SC

The Bluebird Café, Nashville, TN

The Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN12th & Porter, Nashville, TN

3rd and Lindsley, Nashville, TN

La Zona Rosa, Houston, TX

Trees, Dallas, TXThe Pier, Seattle, WA

Showbox, Seattle, WA

Summerfest, Milwaukee, 

The Purple Onion, Vancouver, B.C., 

The Lizard Lounge, Cambridge, MA

Johnny D’s, Somerville, MA

Paradise, Boston, MA

Pearl Street, Northampton, MA

The Iron Horse, Northampton, MA

Harvest Gallery Wine Bar, Dennis, MA

Bubala’s, Provincetown, MA

Stone Coast Brewery, Portland, ME

7th House, Detroit, MI

St. Andrew’s Hall, Detroit, MI

The Cabooze, Minneapolis, MN

Fineline Music Cafe, Minneapolis, MN

Marrz, Raleigh, NC

Be Here Now, Asheville, NC

Cat’s Cradle, Chapel Hill, NC

Ocean County Library, Tom’s River, NJ

The Peppermill, Reno, NV

The Turning Point, Piermont, NY

The Supper Club, NY

The Living Room, NY

The Cutting Room, NY

The Bottom Line, NY

Bearsville Theater, Woodstock, NY

In addition to her own shows, Kami has opened for:

Lyle Lovett

Ani DiFranco

Shawn Colvin

The Spampinato Brothers 


Duncan Shiek

 10,000 Maniacs

Lisa Loeb

Garrison Starr

Robert Earl Keen

 Jill Sobule

Jonatha Brooke


Jimmie Dale Gilmore 

JJ Cale

The Boston Pops

Sync Placements

Kami's music has been placed in the following shows and films:



Midnight Club, September, Love Me, 

This Town & For Someone Else


 Melrose Place

Midnight Club


The Young and the Restless

Silent NightWe Three KingGreensleeves


Sunset Beach 

Love Me



Polka Dots


MTV's The Real World 

Polka Dots


For Love of the Game



Le désamour 

Stay With Me

Radio & Promotional Appearances


ORF - Radio Oe1 – Musikredaktion with Albert Hosp  (Austria)
WGBH/WCAI The Point with Mindy Todd (NPR)
Mountain Stage (West Virginia Public Radio)
WOMR-FM (Provincetown, MA)
WXPN-FM World Café, (Philadelphia)
WKDF-FM (Nashville, TN)
WRLT-FM “Live from 3rd & Lindsley” (Nashville, TN)
WFUV-FM (Bronx, NY)

Promo Appearances

Gavin AAA Radio Seminar (Boulder, CO)
UNI Showcases (Washington D.C., Dallas, Los Angeles)
Nashville Entertainment Association Extravaganza
Nashville Songwriters Association/Tin Pan South Festivals
National Association of Campus Activities        
(NACA - East Coast and New England showcases)

Projects,Collaborations & Credits

Party for Joey - A Sweet Relief Tribute to Joey Spampinato

A celebration of the music of Joey Spampinato, featuring an all-star lineup of some of the amazing people who love him. Keith Richard, Bonnie Raitt, and Los Lobos, just to name a few. This project is overflowing with love.

Kami has collaborated with and/or is credited on work

with the following artists:

Manu Katché

Hugh Padgham

John Snyder

Tom Harrell

Patty Griffin

Steve Earle

The Spampinato Brothers

Buddy and Julie Miller Bobby Bare Jr.

Steve Forbert

Ron Sexsmith

Vince Bell

Michelle Wright

Victor Mecyssne


The Kami Lyle Sit-A-While

Real Songs. Real Writers. Fake Fireplace

       “St. Paul, Minnesota has Prairie Home Companion, but we’ve got Minnesota’s own Kami Lyle, whose “Sit-A-While” shows combine elements of PHC, Austin City Limits and Later With Jools Holland,” writes Joe Burns in The Cape Codder.
       The “Kami Lyle Sit-A-While” is a lively evening of songs, stories, skits, and jingles, written and hosted by Cape Cod darling Kami Lyle, and co-produced with Ruth Condon. Kami welcomes two of her musical pals to each show (past guests have included Steve Earle, John Sebastian, Gretchen Peters, Paula Cole, Jon Pousette-Dart) while featuring a surprise visit from a “neighbor” friend as well, shining a spotlight on the local songwriters, poets, and dancers who, like Kami, call Cape Cod their home.

       A cozy Cape Cod living room is the setting, and each show ends with an audience sing-along of “Old Cape Cod.” If you’re fond of sand dunes and salty air…this show is always a treat!

Click below to read more about The Kami Lyle Sit-A-While

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