Artist of the Week: Kyle Evan USL December 4, 2016 Artist of the Week, USL Stories Born into a musical family in Springfield, Massachusetts, 16-year-old Kyle Evan got his start in the music industry from an early age, following in the footsteps of his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who have been performing for as long as he can remember. He first started making beats on his father’s computer at the tender age of 6 and by the time he was 7 Evan was already recording demos with his father, had songs on the radio, and had started performing on stage alongside his grandfather. Growing up, the stage and the studio were like second homes to him and while other kids had their minds set on the latest toy or their favorite cartoon, Evan always had his mind set on music, whether it was making beats, recording his next song, preparing for his next performance, or listening to other artists’ music for inspiration. Though young, Evan is extremely focused, serious, and dedicated when it comes to his music. Under the guidance of his father and grandfather he has honed his skills as a performer and as a multi-talented artist with a mature, polished, and unique sound. Not only does he rap, sing, and dance, he also writes, produces, and engineers his own music in addition to designing the graphics and artwork for mixtapes as well as online content. Among Evan’s greatest musical influences are first and foremost his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, but also The Delfonics, The Spinners, The S.O.S. Band, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Stevie Wonder, Drake, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Kanye, Jay-Z, and Kendrick Lamar; with his biggest influence being Michael Jackson, whose music Evan cites as having played a major role in his life, including inspiring him to reach out to troubled youth and children suffering from illnesses. With such a wide range of influences Evan prefers not to box himself in as an artist or classify his music as belonging to any one particular genre but focuses instead on the content within his music and how he can better connect to and inspire his listeners. Music is his passion! His goal, as an artist, is for his music to be recognized for its quality, and ultimately to uplift and inspire people of all backgrounds and ages across the world. Soundcloud: KyleEvanMusic https://soundcloud.com/kyleevanmusic Instagram: @KyleEvanMusic Twitter:@KyleEvanMusic Snapchat: k-god413 Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.