Kyle Rowland Blues Band

Genre: Cover Bands, Dance Bands, Variety Bands, Wedding Bands
Location: Sacramento, California
Price Range: $1500-$2500

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About The Band

Kyle Rowland Blues Band is Blues at it's finest! 

Kyle Edward Rowland was born on June 8, 1993 in Sacramento, California.  With a stretch of the imagination, one could say that he has been playing the harmonica since birth.  When he was just a baby, his father put a harmonica in his crib.  For his first couple of years, Kyle used his harmonica as a pacifier/teething ring.  His first memories of playing the harmonica are when he would sit alongside his father and listen to him play the harmonica for fun.  One day when he was 10 years old, his father heard harmonica music coming from the front yard.  He went outside and was amazed to find his son playing the Blues.  In May of 2004, at the age of 10, Kyle was sitting in front of a stage during the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee listening to “Mick Martin and The Blues Rockers”.  Kyle quietly began to play along on his harmonica,  once Mick heard the music from the young child he asked him to join the band on stage. This was the beginning of Kyle’s venture with the Blues.  Shortly after the festival, and a brief conversation between his mother and Martin, Kyle began taking lessons from Mick.  Kyle feels privileged to be learning from Mick who is known as one of the best blues harmonica players in Northern California.     

Since that day in 2004, Kyle has had the honor to not only share the stage, but befriend many blues legends including James Cotton, Hubert Sumlin, Matt "Guitar" Murphy, John Mayall, Paul Oscher, Lazy Lester, Anson Funderburgh, Norton Buffalo, Roy Rogers,, Jerry Martini (founding member of Sly & The Family Stone, and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee), John Juke Logan, Frankie Lee, Barry (The Fish) Melton from Country Joe and the Fish, Nick Gravenites from Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Frank Hannon from Tesla, Angela Strehli, Zakiya Hooker, John Lee Hooker Jr., Mark Hummel, Rick Estrin,  Kim WIlson, Kenny Neal, Billy "Boy" Arnold, Lurrie Bell, James Harmon, Charlie Musselwhite, John Nemeth and Rusty Zinn and many others.

Kyle has performed at the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee since 2004, at the California State Fair since 2005, and at various other festivals in California and Nevada, including the popular Monterey Blues festival. Kyle can be found playing with the 'The Kyle Rowland Blues Band', which is comprised of experienced adults with more than 30 years of musical experience each. Kyle released his first CD in Oct 2009 titled, 'Kyle Rowland, Messin’ with the Kid, a tribute to my blues heroes. Comprised of local Sacramento musicians and produced my Mick Martin. In May of 2012 he recorded his second album, this time with his own band, titled, 'High Rollin' with Kyle Rowland'. Produced by world renown harmonica extraordinaire Rick Estrin and recorded live By Kid Andersen at Greeseland studios in San Jose. Unlike his first record, Kyle composed and wrote the majority of the songs.  Including "A Mothers True Love", a tribute to his late mother. In 2013 he self-produced his third record "Alone in my Dark Room" featuring only guitar, harmonica, and vocals. He has also received 'the blues harmonica player of the year, and blues new artist of the year' in 2009 from the West Coast Blues Hall of Fame Award show. Kyle’s joy of performing and love of the audience's response are visible in his showmanship.  He is a natural, and thoroughly enjoys playing the harmonica.

Meet our band members! 

Kenny Marchese-Guitar:
Guitarist Kenny Marchese has been a part of the Kyle Rowland Blues Band for 4 years now. Playing described as "lightning quick, yet laid back with that true blues feel". With over 20 years of experience under his belt, Kenny has Appeared at many different blues festivals and featured on several recordings nationwide. His main influences include Jimmy Vaughn, Anson Funderburgh, B.B King, Albert King, Freddy King, Eddie Taylor, and Jimmy Rogers.
Robert Sidwell-Guitar:

Forming the hit blues band "the Chromatics" in the 90's, Robert Sidwell dominates the stage with real Chicago style guitar. When not on tour with national blues singer Earl Thomas, Robert Sidwell preforms with many local Sacramento bands. Within the past 5 years Robert has shared the stage with many blues greats such as Mark Hummel, Rick Estrin, and Rusty Zinn, even touring Europe a couple times. Get ready to experience the slide of Muddy Waters and the smoothness of Luther Tucker.
Larry Carr- Drums:

Drummer Larry Carr has been playing music on the west coast for a number of years, playing anything from old school blues, country, to even rock-a-billy. He lays right in the pocket of the beat, playing simple and sweet. He can be found playing with many bands in northern California including Keri Carr band and Reds Blues.

Ben Thompson- Bass

MOST notably known for his support of Arron King and the Imperials, Thompson plays everything from 50's rock-a-billy to Chicago Blues. Switching off between an upright bass and an electric bass he keeps the groove of the music flowing. In between playing with the Kyle Rowland Blues Band, Ben has joined Mitch Woods, a blues legend, on tours across the western states.

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