August 12th, 2022 8:30pm Stage 2
Kyle Lacy is a guitarist and singer-songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia, and was born in 1990. However, his Time Machine made a stop in 1956 and he was quickly infected with the DNA that gave birth to Rock and Roll. He learned to play guitar as a teenager and has toured the country playing music for a living for a decade.
Influenced by soul’s original innovators - Ray Charles and Sam Cooke are his favorite singers of all time - he is also a songwriter reflective of his times, and was turned on to the blues by John Mayer Trio’s 2006 live album “Try”.
His new album Pleasurecraft is a hi-energy sonic journey through love and loss. Taking musical inspiration from the Pointer Sisters and Luther Vandross, he leads his band - JC Myska (drums), Cole Stone-Frisina (saxophone) and Trevor Brown (bass) - through a selection of deeply personal songs reflecting on his own struggles with love, depression, substances, and finding new motivation during and after the pandemic.
About the album Lacy says: “Pleasurecraft is the name of this album not because all the songs are happy, but because I think music is the only drug that really makes your life better.”
Originally from Manchester England, his early influences were the classic singers of the 1950s, Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Charlie Rich and Hank Williams. Soul singers Sam Cooke and Van Morrison also played a huge role in his development as did folk musician Norman Blake and Bill Monroe.
His first American home was San Francisco 1993-1998, where after playing every coffee shop/open mic/street corner, he got to make an album “Spit ’n’ Kisses” at famed Russian Hill Recording studio which included performances from the Tori Amos and Linda Perry bands. That album led to an extended run of shows at the Fillmore between acts like Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, Son Volt and many others. He has opened for and shared the stage with many folk legends including Bert Jansch, Rosanne Cash, Chip Taylor, Louden Wainwright III and pop stars including David Gray.
TriStar Pictures are currently producing a movie “Mobius” based on his love affair with Astrophysicist Janna Levin, directed by Stephen Moyer (True Blood). The film covers Warren’s time as an illegal immigrant in San Francisco and follows him to England and back to the USA. Currently living in New York, he has released a string of solo albums including “And the Ants Ate The Bee”, “The Great Big Bubblegum Heartbreak” and “Whole Life Blues” which have cemented his place in the New York music scene as as a singer & enthralling storyteller through song.
The first single from Warren Malone’s new EP “Saved” will arrive on July 15, 2022 and will be followed by the full album on August 12. The project combines his naturally soulful voice with a live band performing his songs in a style inspired by the rockabilly of Sun Records.
It was recorded in Brooklyn by Billy Aukstik with Kyle Lacy producing at Hive Mind Studios. The band did 5 songs directly to tape all within 2 1/2 hours, and final vocals and overdubs were recorded in a second session. 5 of Warren’s newest original songs written since the onset of the pandemic are captured here in a live setting along with his trademark version of the classic blues song “Born Under a Bad Sign.”