Song Circle, a Nashville-style in-the-round show, will feature local songwriters Don May, Kimberly June, and Kelly Hyde. They will perform at the Kahilu Theatre in Waimea on Friday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. For tickets and more information call (808) 885-6868 or visit https://kahilutheatre.org/.
Don May is a Texas-born, award-winning Americana singer/songwriter living in the up-country town of Kamuela on Hawai’i Island. A veteran of the world-famous Austin, Texas live music scene, his songs “reflect the grit and emotional honesty of the Texas troubadour tradition and the detailed craftsmanship of Nashville’s finest.” As a staff writer for Sony/ATV, JENCO music publishing, and most recently CURB/WORD music publishing in Nashville, May has honed his songwriting by working alongside many of the most successful songwriters and record producers in the world. He is currently putting the final touches on six songs that he will be releasing over the next year.
Originally from Maine, Kimberly June (KJ) was raised in the Dominican Republic and is currently based in Hawai’i. KJ is an island-country girl with a deep love for nature and wide-open spaces. After attending Berklee College of Music and Belmont University in Nashville, she signed her first publishing deal in 2011. She was mentored by some of the top writers, producers, and music executives in the country. Her single, “Love and be Loved,” was a finalist winner at the 2018 Hawaii Songwriter Festival, where she shared the stage with some of Los Angeles’ hit writers and Kenny Loggins.
Musician Kelly Hyde grew up in a small town in New York State and was exposed to many genres at a young age by her parents. Kelly’s musical studies started at a young age with keyboard and trumpet. Soon after, she picked up the guitar, mostly learning to play by ear. A spark in 2009 led her to start traveling, where she landed on the Big Island of Hawaii. Here she found the Baritone ukulele and a unique, accessible environment that allowed words and melodies to come alive and flow effortlessly. After releasing her first album, Incredible Journey, in Feb. 2014, Kelly wanted to share her music with the masses. Her music covers an array of folk, reggae, bluegrass, and her unique flavor. Hyde’s songs are full of food for thought, and her melodies are soothing and creative.
If You Go… Have A Good Show!
Event: Song Circle with Don May, Kimberly June, and Kelly Hyde
When: Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, at 7 p.m.
Where: Kahilu Theatre, 67-1186 Lindsey Rd, Waimea.
Livestream Tickets: $9.99
In-Person Tickets: $30
Ticket Info: In-person tickets can be purchased at kahilutheatre.org, or call (808) 885-6868. You can find on-demand tickets here.
COVID Safety: At the theatre, social distancing, mask-wearing, and sanitization protocols are in place. If you are unwilling or unable to follow their protocols, the theatre says, “Please do not attend the in-person event. Instead, you can watch the event on-demand on Kahilu.TV.”
Featured image: Steve Roby