Sat, Aug 19 • 6:30PM
The Atlanta Room
CHRIS CONNELLY / KYLE CLARK
$8 IN ADVANCE / $10 DAY OF
CHRIS CONNELLY & KYLE CLARK
Chris Connelly is a folk acoustic rock musician and artist from Atlanta, GA. His song-writing is a combination of melodic hooks, tight harmonies, and meaningful lyrics. He leans heavily on his southern roots, exploring his own stories and those around of love, loss, and the triumph of overcoming life’s adversities. Chris has recorded three albums with his band Amsterdam Station, and is set to release his third solo EP, Days Gone By in July 2017.
A country singer and songwriter, who has been influenced by many musicians. At the young age of two Kyle sang along to George Strait songs, and at four years old he picked up a toy guitar and started singing Alan Jackson and Kenny Chesney songs. Music has been an essential part of his childhood with his parents love for music and listening to it while growing up. He started showing interest at the age of 10, when he began learning to play the guitar, but never became serious until about 13 years old. He hasn't put the guitar down since then.
Kyle has become a big fan of Thomas Rhett, Brett Eldridge, Brantley Gilbert, Jason Aldean, Sam Hunt and many others. These country artists influence Kyle's music.
After many years of writing music, Kyle decided to record a song at Full Moon Studios in Watkinsville, GA. This song became Kyle's first single, better known as "Small Town Rivalry." The song helped spread his name throughout the Jefferson community and Jackson County.
Soon after, Kyle released two more singles. First was the track "Let It Burn," and to follow up was "The Weekend." Both songs were responded to very well.
After the release of "The Weekend," Kyle submitted the song to Atlanta's 94.9 The Bull's Backyard Country Station. The song place #1 for four weeks straight earning the most votes, and stayed in the top 5 for a total of 10 weeks. At the end of 2016, the song made the radio station's list for best song of 2016 and played once again.
Kyle has now released his first EP, "Small Town Dreaming' Big." The EP is made up of six songs, including a remastered version of "Let it Burn" and "The Weekend." The album charted at 108 on iTunes Top 200 Country Albums. Kyle is excited to see where this album can take him and is looking forward to his next project.