Size: 118,8 MB
Label: Self Released
Styles: Blues/Harmonica Blues
1. Tumbleweed - 2:04
2. Too Late in the Day - 3:46
3. Is It Raining Where You Are - 2:22
4. The Night Belongs to Him - 4:18
5. Just to be Trusted - 3:42
6. Dark Place in My Soul - 3:28
7. Plain Jane - 2:30
8. Relentless - 3:49
9. Enough's Enough - 2:38
10. The Bounce - 1:11
11. The Book of Love - 3:11
12. Man on the Run - 3:12
13. Old Jim - 5:22
14. Tumbleweed 2000 - 3:19
15. Matchbox (Live) - 3:20
16. Hoy Hoy Hoy (Live) - 3:14
Blues with a Rocking, Country feel, both acoustic and electric with guest appearances by Danny Gatton and Steve Rusin, harmonica player extraordinaire. Hard to pin down, style wise but enjoyable throughout.
Dave Kyle is releasing his first CD after a career of playing on other people's recordings. He began pitching songs to publishers and labels in Nashville in 1973 and worked as a background singer and guitarist for some of the industry's most well known artists. Having played on Nashville's Saturday Morning Show on WSMV-TV, the local NBC affiliate, he worked with such greats as Chet Atkins, Lonnie Mack, Duane Eddy, Charlie McCoy, Boots Randolph, Tracy Nelson, Jack Green and several other Nashville luminaries.
He played and sang live with artist, Chet Atkins, Kix Brooks, James Burton, Paulette Carlson (Highway 101), Marty Haggard, Billy Dean, Wolfman Jack, the Drifters, Del Reeves to name just a few. He has opened for many other famous acts including, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Leroy Parnell, Lacey J. Dalton, Gary Morris, Three Dog Night, Jimmy C. Newman and Skeeter Davis to name a few. His singing landed him on recordings with several well known artists, Alan Jackson, Vince Gill, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Marty Stuart, Garth Brooks and nearly every recording artist in Nashville for a TV show on the Grand Ol' Opry, which he also performed on with Johnny Russell.
As a sideline, Dave wrote for Vintage Guitar magazine where he interviewed Chet Atkins, Danny Gatton, Gregg Allman, Marty Stuart, Roy Rogers, Waylon Jennings, Carl Perkins, Scotty Moore as well as several other well known guitarists and guitar makers. At the same time he began selling vintage musical instruments as Dave Kyle Guitars. There, he was chosen to help Waylon Jennings sell off his inventory at the time Jennings stopped touring. He was also consigned one of George Harrison's guitars and John Lennon's Melatron.
After moving from Nashville to Southern California in 2005 he dropped out of the business for a time until his friend and harmonica player extraordinaire, Steve Rusin talked him into putting this album together with his help. Kyle gathered together what he considered his best demos from his time pitching songs and recorded some all new material, giving the title, "Looking Back" a true meaning. Containing 16 songs, all original except for one with guitar great, Danny Gatton and another older recording of his '70s band Kid Lizard, these songs show the progression of his writing, singing and playing over a career spanning some forty years.