March 3, 2015 · 9:30pm

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Kyle Morgan


kyle morgan

Kyle Morgan is a nomad artist of word and melody, a philosophizing songster who’s dynamic style resists simple categorization. Though his writing draws heavily on the tradition of American song and its roots in old-time balladry and country-blues, there’s too much Beatles and Kinks mixed in to accurately label it ‘Americana’. As evidenced by his debut 2013 release, Starcrossed Losers, Morgan has the uncanny ability to shift musical moods on a dime from rock’n’roll fueled angst to intimate nylon stringed love song. Currently residing in Portland, Maine and originally from the rolling Appalachian foothills of central Pennsylvania, Morgan sings his way across America, sometimes with a band, sometimes alone.

In addition to his solo career, Kyle makes up one third of Portland roots trio, Tumbling Bones. Since early 2013, he’s joined them in touring up and down the east coast and across the Atlantic to Ireland, England, and Germany. In June of 2014, they released their first full-length album, Loving a Fool, which included four of Morgan’s original songs and reached #5 on the Folk DJ charts. Recently the band was selected for the American Music Abroad program, a U.S. State Department-backed cultural ambassadorship that will send them to a few developing nations to teach, perform, and collaborate with local musicians over the course of a month in the coming year.