Kyle Daniel lights-up Newport with John Morgen and Rye Davis.
If you are already familiar with Kentucky born, Nashville-based songwriter Kyle Daniel and his music, you know the energy and passion that pours from his songs and live performances. Infusing a solid base of country music with all the elements of good ol’ fashioned rock n’ roll it’s easy to see why Kyle Daniel’s star is quickly rising. Tonight’s show had the look and feel of a family affair with Kyle and his bandmates spending as much time as possible with fans (and friends) before the opening set as well as in between the set changeovers.
Kyle is touring in support of his sophomore EP What’s There to Say? which was released on March 15th. The songs on the album draw on Kyle’s personal life experiences, sharing both life’s ups and downs and creating a tale that will resonate with fans both familiar with Kyle and new to his music and story.
Unassumingly taking their places on stage Kyle and the guys wasted no time getting straight to business, opening with the aptly named “Fire Me Up” along with “Don’t Give Up on Me Now” and the anthemic “God Bless America (Damn Rock n Roll)” from the What’s There to Say? EP. The smaller Revival Room stage was barely able to contain Kyle and the guys as they rolled through Tom Petty’s “You Wreck Me,” a fun rendition of “Weed” (you have to go to a show to learn the story behind the song), and a moving Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young cover of their protest song and counterculture anthem “Ohio”.
Kyle Daniel and the guys closed out their main set with a song about “where I’m from” called “Southern Sounds” which was co-written with Kendall Marvel, along with “Love The One” and the anthemic ”Born To Lose” a personal track inspired by people he knew in his Bowling Green, Ky hometown.
With the crowd hootin’ and hollerin’ for one more song, Kyle Daniel treats everyone to a two-song encore set beginning with a song guitarist Seth Rentfrow wrote called “Leaning On” before ending a fabulous evening of southern rock/Americana/rock n’ roll with “Landline”, a song about his parents changing their longtime home phone number.
On stage with Kyle Daniel this evening were guitarists Seth Rentfrow and David Henriksson, bassist Ben Guidry, and Pearce Harrison on drums.
Providing support this evening were Kentucky based, John Morgen Band and Rye Davis. John Morgen’s set had a little bit of everything in it, some original songs along with a couple of fun covers of John Mellencamp’s “Little Pink Houses” and Travis Tritt’s “Help Me Hold On”. Singer, songwriter Rye Davis from Pig, KY. (not far from Bowling Green, KY) opened the evening with a set of original sings including the first song he ever wrote about his mom called “Blue Jeans”. Rye Davis has a new EP to be released on March 27th.