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LowellArts Featured Artist Series: Connecting You with the People Behind the Music

LowellArts announces that Kyle Rasche is the Featured Artist of the Month for May.

Kyle Rasche is a singer-songwriter whose music incorporates lots of harmonies and thoughtful lyrics. He has several releases, Chain of Lakes in 2010, Kind of Quiet in 2011, Hamacide & Chain of Lakes in 2012, Softer Sticks in 2013, and In & In in 2018. His most recent release, Next Few Winters, was just released in April of 2021 and is available on Band Camp.

Kyle is currently working on a full-length solo album, seven of the tunes are almost tracked and he plans to record at least four more. Kyle also recently found out that he is one of twenty-four musicians selected as a Grassy Hill New Folk Finalist for the Kerrville’s Folk Festival 2021. He will be performing for the competition on May 22-23, and winners will be announced on May 29.

Kyle is an active song-writer. Asked to define his process, he states: “Once I know the mood of the story, I’ll compose the musical roadmap to compliment it. The final lyrics are generally last, as I am very particular about how each word fits rhythmically, syllabically. A lot of my editing goes into making the phrasing consistent and singable.”

Learn more about Kyle Rasche and his albums with an in-depth article and live-recorded interview on the LowellArts website, lowellartsmi.org/lafa. This content will be available to the public on May 1st.

Forwarding link to the current LowellArts Featured Artist of the month: www.lowellartsmi.org/lafa

About the LowellArts Featured Artist Series
LowellArts launched the Featured Artist of the Month program in February of 2021. The series offers audiences a personal, insiders view into the current music scene from the perspective of West Michigan’s talented performers. The program features one artist each month on the LowellArts website with an in depth live-recorded video interview with the artist, an artist profile, and links to past performances. The LowellArts Music Committee created this program as a way to support the local music community during the pandemic and beyond. Designed to further the LowellArts mission of connecting artists and audiences, this series gives West Michigan listeners a chance to meet the people behind the music who have performed at LowellArts events.

Become an Media Sponsor
In addition to the Featured Artist Series being highlighted on the LowellArts website and social media outlets, the vision is to reach a wider audience by collaborating with media partners. LowellArts is seeking media partners who, upon making a formal commitment, will have the rights to re-publish the content of the feature including the video interview, article text, photos, pre-pandemic performance video links, and links to the artist website and merchandise. Please contact LowellArts at 616-897-8545 or lorain@lowellartsmi.org if you are interested in becoming a media partner.

About LowellArts
LowellArts connects artists and audiences through the visual and performing arts. Located on Main Street in downtown Lowell, LowellArts is a vibrant arts organization that has served the greater Lowell community since 1977. Annual programming includes: rotating gallery exhibitions, art and theater classes, gallery concerts, community theater, the Showboat Sizzlin’ Summer Concert Series (featuring free evening concerts every Thursday June through August by the Flat River), and the Fallasburg Arts Festival (a two-day juried art fair with 100+ artists, live music, and craft demonstrations held at Fallasburg Park).