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.
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