There may be a light spring on the books for The String Cheese Incident, but keyboardist Kyle Hollingsworth is keeping busy as ever with the release of a new solo album, 50, on March 2, 2018. This will be Hollingsworth’s fourth studio album, and the first with the current touring lineup of the Kyle Hollingsworth Band.
Excerpt from press release, via Live Loud Media:
“On 50, Hollingsworth commemorates his upcoming 50th birthday (March 2nd), reflecting on the various aspects and milestones of his life while shining a spotlight on his continual evolution as an artist. Written and recorded over a period of a year and a half, Hollingsworth collaborated on 50 for the first time in the studio with his current band lineup, stretching the creative process more so than previous solo releases. Hollingsworth states, “We were able to explore and work together as a unit versus the other albums, where I would just bring them the songs and they would perform them as I told them to. I was able to be a lot more creative in the studio with my current lineup of musicians. I would show up with a smattering of ideas and say, ‘I think this is what’s gonna happen,’ and we’d sit down and knock out three or four songs together.”
Hollingsworth also called on special guest musicians and vocalists to join him on 50. While writing the album, Hollingsworth envisioned specific musicians on certain songs and instrumentations. On “Finding Our Way,” Andy Hall (The Infamous String Dusters) played dobro, while on the Motown-inspired “All Falls Apart” Hollingsworth called on The Motet Horns, and Jen Hartswick leant vocals to “Come On.” Other special guests on the album include DJ Logic, Jason Hann, Kim Dawson, Darren Kramer, Paige Sandusky and Tanya Shylock.”
Stay tuned to The Poke Around in the coming weeks for a full album review of 50 by Kyle Hollingsworth.
Article by Richard Oakley