Kyle Riabko is a legend. Well, ok, maybe not yet, you have to give the guy a break, he's barely past his teen years. But when you already get to share the stage with some of today's biggest acts like John Mayer and The Fray, and even some genuine legends such as Buddy Guy and B.B. King, you know it's only a matter of time.
It's not that Kyle became legend material overnight, far from it. He began performing in the band Bluesway Express when he was 10, and signed his solo record deal with Aware Records only a few years later. His freshman album, Before I Speak introduced the world to a prodigy in the making, inviting people to watch him grow, both as a musician, and person. "With the amount of traveling I've been doing over the last couple of years" he says, "I've just been collecting stories, writing them down, making them songs." It's been a whirlwind of success since then, and it doesn't seem as though he'll be running short on stories any time soon. After traveling across the country opening for The Fray, which included stopping in Chicago to play with B.B. King, he is now on his own headlining tour across Canada, promoting his current release, The Duo EP.
Make sure to check out his show in a city near you:
April 9, Winnipeg, MB - THe Pyramid
April 10, Regina, SK - The Exchange
April 11, Edmonton, AB - The Blue Chair Cafe - ALL AGES
April 13, Calgary,AB - Hillhurst Community Center - ALL AGES
April 17, Vancouver, BC - The Rime
April 18, Kelowna, BC - Willoughby's
For more information please visit http://www.myspace.com/kyleriabko.
Writer: Sarah Shandl