Kyle Lacy & The Harlem River Noise
MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St, Cincinnati, OH
8pm, 21+, Free
A recording session at Sun Studios in early 2017 inspired two sidemen on the session, Cody Gibson & Kyle Lacy, to subsequently purvey a new path… for the traditional sounds of ’50s rock’n’roll veered from its track, and the world found less tenor saxophones riding the routes of American asphalt to dance halls across the land.
Torchbearers Kyle and Cody, who bonded over a harbored love of Gene Vincent and songs written about muddy water, decided to follow their instincts and record an album with rock’n’roll and melody at the wheel. There is no question whether their separate apartments being a few blocks apart was a catalyst to how quickly they were able to craft and procure their debut album, Currents, within four months.
Kyle Lacy & the Harlem River Noise conjure a potion that stirs the soul, bringing you home to the roots of 50’s rock’n’roll and blues.
If a young Ray Charles met a fresh-faced Gene Vincent in 2017 and they formed a duo, they would surely collaborate with KL & HRN.
“Currents”, the debut full-length record, is inspired by traditional rock’n’roll and swing coupled with a pulsing energy. By recording live to tape, the album captures snapshots of a frenetic 2-day recording spree. Thematically, it plays as a soundtrack to the flow of subtle changes in life; be it lover, friend, or foe; the lyrics tease, tempt, and mourn while the groove shakes the blues away.
Kyle Lacy, Vocals & Guitar
Cody Gibson, Upright Bass & Vocals
Boyce Griffith, Tenor Saxophone & Organ
Steve Renko, Drumset
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