Agave to bring Kyle Hollingsworth Band
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What: The Kyle Hollingsworth Band.
When: Friday, 9:30 p.m.
Where: Agave in Avon.
Cost: $20 in advance, $25 day-of.
Thirty years ago, Kyle Hollingsworth set out on a career in music. With a wealth of desire and an abundance of ability, Hollingsworth has established himself as a formidable and versatile music talent deftly able to contribute, collaborate, compose and communicate on a number of levels and within a vast spectrum of musical environments.
Hollingsworth will bring his band to Agave on Friday, with doors opening at 9:30 p.m.
Today — as a member of acclaimed jam masters The String Cheese Incident — Hollingsworth is revered by both peers and fans for his ability to write and perform in a mosaic of styles, from rock to classical, ragtime to bebop. Playing in The String Cheese Incident gave him unrestricted access to the world of music, and has bestowed on him the kind of fearlessness a composer needs to flirt with such disparate genres. Those who’ve seen The String Cheese Incident know that the band can jerk from funk to bluegrass on a chord change.
“In the jam world, where there are no set ways of doing things, we’re not afraid to move in and out of genres,” Hollingsworth said. “And because of that I’ve learned to be creative, not only onstage but in the studio. I can get on board with something pretty quickly. You have to.”
His most recent release, titled “Then There’s Now,” finds the musician coming in to his own. With solid song material and a slamming new band, Hollingsworth is making his mark in the new, always-evolving music scene. “Then There’s Now” delivers a blend of vocal and instrumental tunes and seamlessly displays his growth as a musician and as a songwriter.
Tickets for the Kyle Hollingsworth Band are $20 before the show, $25 the day-of and can be purchased at http://www.agave avon.com.
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