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Yonder Mountain String Band featuring Kyle Ledson 3-25-2018 at Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael, CA photo by John R Wisdom

Crooked Mandolin

My 2016 debut EP was recorded in analog at Tiny Telephone in San Francisco.  Nat Keefe from Hot Buttered Rum produced the album and Jacob Winik engineered our sound. We had some amazing talent helping out in the studio. Erik Yates, Bryan Horne, Nat Keefe & Zebulion Bowles from Hot Buttered Rum helped back most of the tracks. The T Sisters sang backups on Don't Come to Me and Sleepy Willow. The 2017 & 2018 IBMA flatpicker of the year winner, Molly Tuttle, sang backups and picked some top-notch guitar on Road Signs and Never Loved Me. We also snuck in a duet with my Dad.


@ Terrapin Crossroads

San Rafael, CA


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My musical journey has allowed me to cross paths with so many talented and simply wonderful folks that I'm very proud to call my friends.

Nat Keefe
Pastor Tim
Molly Tuttle

Nat Keefe (Hot Buttered Rum)

Molly Tuttle ('17-18 IBMA Guitarist of the Year)

Pastor Tim (Northwest String Summit MC)

"This kid is so good! I'm really proud of the work he did on this album, and I'm honored to have produced it."

"I am so proud of Kyle for making his first CD of mostly original songs & tunes!!! 'Crooked Mandolin' is a great album with lots of excitement & energy. I had a blast playing & singing on a couple of the tracks!"

"Please check out Kyle Ledson & know the music is in good hands for MANY years to come."

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     Kyle would like to personally thank and acknowledge the talented musicians that have influenced his life in music. Topping his list would have to be Chris Thile & the Punch Brothers, David Grisman, Jerry Garcia, Sam Bush, Bill Monroe, Tim O'Brien, Del McCoury, John Hartford, Larry Keel, Peter Rowan, Drew Emmitt, Nickel Creek, Molly Tuttle, Jake Jolliff, Billy Strings, Yonder Mountain String Band, Trampled By Turtles, the Grateful Dead, the Brothers Comatose, Greensky Bluegrass, the Deadly Gentlemen, Old Crow Medicine Show, Hot Buttered Rum, Steep Canyon Rangers, the Infamous Stringdusters, Hot Rize, the Devil Makes Three, Phish, ALO, Cadillac Sky, T Sisters, Sleepy Man, John Mailander, Keith Little, Mike Marshall, Robert Bowden, Frank Solivan, John Cragie, and Chris Henry just to name a few. Thank you all for sharing your gift of music with the world and thank you to all the music lovers out there for all your kind support and love!

Jacob Jolliff

Jacob Jolliff (Yonder Mountain String Band)

"You sound so awesome, Kyle Ledson! You're getting better so fast, it's totally freaky to the elderly, such as myself! It was such a pleasure to get to play with you."

Kyle Ledson's Go Fund Me - Help me raise funds for my second studio recording!