“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, Lazy Lester 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 has been featured on radio shows throughout countries such as Germany, England, and Australia and receiving high ranking reviews.
This gritty blues band will be releasing a CD titled “LIVE ON TAPE” recorded live at MoMo’s Lounge in Sacramento, CA on a 1960’s reel to reel machine with only two microphones placed in the audience. With the core band of Kenny Marchese on the guitar, Jimmy Morello on the skins, Greg Roberts on the bass, and Kyle, singing and blowing harp. Kyle self produced and engineered this CD, capturing the sounds of a Chicago nightclub from that era. Two of the songs on the album feature a duo by Kyle and Greg Roberts from an intimate show at the San Juan Club. Take yourself back to the 1960’s with this production. Watch the events page for a CD release party in the works for September 2019.
Be sure to check out this musically pure and energetically entertaining show. You will not be disappointed !
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 – Michael Shea, Guitar International