Five Firsts: Chris Kyle of Railbird

July 20th, 2010, 12:30 pm by Greg

Chris Kyle

NAME: Chris Kyle
BAND AFFILIATION: Railbird, Rodeo Barons, Mississippi Hot Dogs, etc.

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … The first album I bought was A Tribe Called Quest’s “Peoples Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm.” I have two older sisters, and I think one of their boyfriends at the time was into hip hop. I got into that album. I’m still thinking about covering “Ham and Eggs” off of it.

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Hanging Out @ Harvest Fest 10/25/09

October 30th, 2009, 8:38 am by Sara


Sunday’s Local Harvest Festival at Washington Park Lakehouse came with a much needed break in the weather. The the lovely fall day and the promise of good, and good for you, food in small sampler cups drew steady lines.

WRPI’s Laura Glazer served as host, and with that unmistakable voice of hers introduced the live music. A pair of the area’s brightest and best young and gifted singer /songwriters went on early and stole the show. The Ashley Pond Band in quartet form kicked it all off sporting a solid mix of great songs and fall fashion. A stripped down duo version of Railbird, or as Sarah Pedinotti quipped, Le Petit Railbird, were in rare form. Chris Kyle later informed me that the intimate and haunting duo arrangements were made up on the spot.

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