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April 4-6, 2025

Word of South

Kyle Kimbrell

From the swinging front-porch blues sound of “Toothache” to the Gram Parsons cosmic country realm of “Lockjaw Fever,” Kyle Kimbrell delivers a musical message for the nervous, glass-half-empty folks with enough room for a hopeful change in perspective. Despite the storms, hypochondria, and paranoid sense of simple things going wrong, Kimbrell still tells us we’ll make it through, little by little. “I’m just counting my blessings being on this walk,” Kimbrell said over the phone while strolling his Birmingham neighborhood. While pensive on the fact that his first full-length was released during a worldwide pandemic, Kyle maintains an energy of delight. “I’m a simple guy, man. If it makes somebody feel something, I can go home happy. I’m putting honest work out there. No bullshit.” From Rust To Real was recorded partially at Dial Back Sound (Water Valley, MS) and Communicating Vessels (Birmingham, AL) and released April 10th, 2020. Kyle will be appearing at Word of South with the poet Kerry James Evans.