by Jaz Bowens
Crazy Kyle and The Folk Revival, the one man band headed by Kyle Mick, finds a balance between his musical goals and how he plans to go about reaching them. A new album, new music, and a heavy workload in college serve as inspiration for his goal of finishing his education and being the voice of his generation by touching millions with his music.
Music has been a part of Mick’s life for a long time. Saxophone was his first instrument of choice as he participated in his middle school’s band. It wasn’t until his sophomore year at Notre Dame High School in Lawrenceville, N.J., that he picked up the guitar. After years of learning music and perfecting his art form to his liking, all the while still learning along the way, Mick now feels he has the necessary tools to write the kind of music he wants to write.
Mick performed at Occupy Wall Street in New York in 2011 at Zuccoiti Park. It was a great experience. “After I played for a little while I noticed the cops approaching the crowd surrounding me,” he says. “Before I knew it, we had to put the camera down and the cops told everyone to move. Things started getting a little crazy but I loved every bit of it.”
College has taught him about the importance of multitasking and prioritizing so he has been able to balance school and music, even being able to release new music and create an album. Crazy Kyle and The Folk Revival’s Tears of Our Fathers, Sins of Our Sons was released in October. The process took about seven months, on and off.
His father couldn’t be any more supportive while his mom is a little more cautious, especially after the Occupy Wall street fiasco that almost got him arrested. “I’m very proud of my son, he is following his dreams and I fully support him,” Thomas Mick says. “He might as well go for his dreams while he is young so he doesn’t have to say what if when he gets older.”
His music can currently be heard and bought at iTunes, CDbaby.com, and Soundcloud. He has a Facebook page where you can find out more about his music and listen to some new releases. Mick is welcoming the future with open arms and is more than optimistic about the impact he and his music will make for a better tomorrow.
“I want to be able to reach people with my music, my honesty, and the raw emotion I exude with everything I do,” he says. “I want to be the voice of our generation and be the person many look to for inspiration.”