Bio

 

BACKGROUND

“Blues harmonica player of the year” and “Blues New Artist of The Year” in 2009 from the West Coast Blues Hall of Fame, Kyle Rowland, has been dominating the stage since the tender age of 10 years old. Beginning his career sitting in and receiving lessons from the hit Sacramento band, Mick Martin and the Blues Rockers, for 7 consecutive years,Kyle quickly and naturally developed his own sound. With help from a few of his heroes such as James Cotton, Hubert Sumlin, Matt “Guitar” Murphy and many others, Kyle learned specific techniques of stage presence, the music business, and several highly revered harmonica secrets. At 16 years old Kyle formed his own band. Keeping the tradition alive and sticking with the roots, The Kyle Rowland Blues Band dishes out a sauté of boisterous Chicago and swampy Texas blues with a pinch of West Coast swing. Danceable and listenable, this show will have you wanting more with your toes tapping into the next morning. In May of 2012 they recorded their first CD titled, “High Rollin with Kyle Rowland”. Produced by world renown harmonica extraordinaire Rick Estrin and recorded live By Kid Andersen at Greaseland studios in San Jose, CA, it is currently being featured on radio shows throughout countries such as Germany, England, and Australia and receiving high ranking reviews. This real blues band will be releasing another record, Spring of 2015, with the gritty and soulful sounds of the newest additions to the band, baritone and tenor saxophone. Be sure to check out this musically pure and energetically entertaining show.

 

REVIEWS

His playing exudes  genuineness- as if he pains over each blues note from his harmonica, and deeply feels each lyric in his songbook. With a backing band of veteran musicians, The Kyle Rowland Blues Band brings freshness to the blues scene . – Jonathan Mendick. Sacramento News and Review

He plays harp like they used to play, not all high on nitrous oxide, but like a man. – Charlie Baty

The blues ain’t black. white, yellow, purple, red its a feeling, and this boy has it! – James Cotton

Kyle can bend notes with the best of them….. He commands the stage like an experienced bandleader. He cues the band, perfectly, banters with the audience, makes sure a well-played solo gets acknowledged….Even more than his connection with a harmonica, Kyle radiates a joy of playing music he”Blues harmonica player of the year” and “Blues New Artist of The Year” in 2009 from the West Coast Blues Hall of Fame, Kyle Rowland, has been dominating the stage since the tender age of 10 years old. Beginning his career sitting in and receiving lessons from the hit Sacramento band, Mick Martin and the Blues Rockers, for 7 consecutive years,Kyle quickly and naturally developed his own sound. With help from a few of his heroes such as James Cotton, Hubert Sumlin, Matt “Guitar” Murphy and many others, Kyle learned specific techniques of stage presence, the music business, and several highly revered harmonica secrets. At 16 years old Kyle formed his own band. Keeping the tradition alive and sticking with the roots, The Kyle Rowland Blues Band dishes out a sauté of boisterous Chicago and swampy Texas blues with a pinch of West Coast swing. Danceable and listenable, this show will have you wanting more with your toes tapping into the next morning. In May of 2012 they recorded their first CD titled, “High Rollin with Kyle Rowland”. Produced by world renown harmonica extraordinaire Rick Estrin and recorded live By Kid Andersen at Greaseland studios in San Jose, CA, it is currently being featured on radio shows throughout countries such as Germany, England, and Australia and receiving high ranking reviews. This real blues band will be releasing another record, Spring of 2015, with the gritty and soulful sounds of the newest additions to the band, baritone and tenor saxophone. Be sure to check out this musically pure and energetically entertaining show obviously loves. – Michael Shea, Guitar International