January 20, 2018
A veteran of the folk scene, award winning songwriter Kyle Swartzwelder has been winning audiences over with his deft lyrical storytelling and dynamic live performances. His record, Canadian Pacific, and more recently released EP, Time and Good Fortune, only serve to further this reputation. And if there were any questions about Kyle's diverse musical influences, these questions are quickly put to rest within the first few songs of the album. From the steady sparseness of "Right Here" to the traditional country feel of "Mexican Wine," listeners will find themselves immersed in a rich musical landscape. For his efforts on the "Canadian Pacific" record, Kyle was awarded the WSTW Homey Award for Best Folk Artist and nominated as the Artist of the Year.
Kyle started out in the coffee shops around the University of Delaware with his father's 1968 Ovation Balladeer. After several years of cultivating his songwriting, Kyle moved on to the folk clubs and coffeehouses in the Philadelphia region and quickly developed a reputation as a top-notch songwriter and performer. Kyle's music is recommended if you like - Lyle Lovett, Ryan Adams, Jeffrey Foucault, Josh Ritter, early Jackson Browne, early Neil Young
Simply put - it's live acoustic music in a private living room with an audience of friends, both new and old, and great food that everyone brings to share. The music is outstanding - these are very talented musicians. Most tour professionally, usually nationally, some even internationally. More...