12 Songs with Michael Cerveris and Kimberly Kaye of Loose Cattle
Tony Award-winning actor Michael Cerveris and his friend Kimberly Kaye have careers in the theater and on the small screen, and they formed their alternative Americana band Loose Cattle in the late 2000s. In 2017, they released Seasonal Affective Disorder, their conflicted Christmas album. In this conversation with host Alex Rawls, they talk about their cover of John Denver's "Please Daddy Don't Get Drunk This Christmas," Tammy Wynette's "Merry Christmas (We Must Be Having One)" and the appeal of the sad Christmas song.
In the conversation, Kimberly and Michael refer obliquely to some tough times she had around Christmas time. For more on them including the inspiration for their cover of Tom Waits’ “Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis,” see Alex's story on Loose Cattle from 2017 at My Spilt Milk.