The Mayer Brothers Band
Photo: Jim Lund
Hans and Kit Mayer have been making music together since they were old enough to pick up guitars. Wherever they go, their mischievous groove and winning mix of heartfelt originals and carefully chosen covers always leaves audiences smiling and happy.
That live mojo has now been captured on Stay Out of the Rain, the debut studio album from the Mayer Brothers Band on Momentous Records.
Kit (electric and acoustic guitar) and Hans (bass, mandolin, acoustic guitar) share songwriting and lead vocals on the project. They’re joined by Mark Davini (accordion, keyboards), Tom Gibbons (guitar, bass) and Terry Nirva (drums).
Recorded by Grammy Award-winning engineer Brett Huus at his Crooked Creek studio on the Mississippi River in southeast Minnesota, the album showcases nine original songs by Hans and Kit, plus a Mayer Brothers Band take on a tune by one of their favorite songwriters. For now, the CD is available exclusively at the band's live shows.
Band members have been featured on numerous recording projects over the years. Here's a short list of select CD releases:
The Mayer Brothers Band, Stay Out of the Rain (2017) Momentous Records
Kit Mayer, Stone's Throw (2021) Momentous Records
Kit Mayer & the Careful Flies, Sporting Life (1997, remastered 2021) Momentous Records
Hans Mayer, Eastsound (2007)
Hans Mayer, Walk About (2005)
Bill Miller, Cedar Dream Songs (2004) featuring Terry and Hans
Hans Mayer, Nana's Waltz (2002)
Bill Miller, Raven in the Snow (1995) featuring Terry and Hans
CDs without links are available exclusively from the band at live gigs