The Music Made Me Do It...
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.
Molly Tuttle ('17-18 IBMA Guitarist of the Year)
"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!"
This is a cover of one of my favorite Greensky Bluegrass songs called “Burn Them” from their 2014 album release, If Sorrows Swim.
2018 Northwest String Summit jam in the backstage RV with Jake Jolliff! Jake shreds the mandolin and I love the color and texture he adds to this jam session of Cuckoo's Nest. What an amazing picker!
Jacob Jolliff (Mandolin Jedi Master)
"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."
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Left It All Behind
Kyle Ledson's 2021 sophmore release and full length album recorded at Ancient Waves Studios in Grass Valley, CA and Tiny Telephone Oakland. Nat Keefe from Hot Buttered Rum produced the album and Oz Fritz was our main sound engineer. Recording guest artists include Ben Kaufmann from Yonder Mountain String Band, Dan Lebowitz, Ezra Lipp and Steve Adams from ALO, Erik Yates & Nat Keefe from Hot Buttered Rum, Peter Dominici, & Zebulon Bowles. You can hear the growth and maturity of Kyle's music talent throughout this "jam"-packed album.
Kyle Ledson's 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 & Zebulon 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.
Nat Keefe (Hot Buttered Rum)
"I love this kid. He's something special. I'm really proud of the work he did on this album, and I'm honored to have produced it."
Tyler Blue (Music Promotor)
"You know that feeling where music completely sweeps you away?"