On this week's virtual Co-Write hang we have Kyle Nix, fiddle player extraordinaire of the Turnpike Troubadours. Kyle joins us to talk about his debut record "Lightning on the Mountain and Other Short Stories" which is set for release on June 26th. The 17 song compilation features 16 songs written by Nix himself along with an instrumental tune. Nix brought his friends along to help with this project including Wes Sharon in the production chair, while R.C. Edwards, Hank Early, Gabe Pearson & Ryan Engleman handle the lion's share of the instrumentation.
At the top of the episode Kyle touches on the intricacies of putting out a record during the quarantine.
8:00 - What kinds of books does Kyle read? hint...there are a lot
18:00 - Kyle's early history playing with Scott Evans and, of course, there is are Mike McClure stories
24:30 - the guys talk about the production of the record, players, singing harmonies to his own vocals and his songwriting process
30:00 - writing/pitching songs to an already successful group & a Bobby/Donovan/Walt Wilkins songwriting story
43:30 - the backstory of fiddling giant Byron Berline including his use of some historical instruments on Kyle's record
53:00 - the Co-Write's trademarked version of rapid fire which always takes 20 minutes
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