American Songwriter is head-over-heels for KaiL Baxley‘s new long-player, A Light That Never Dies, writing, “Most of this is like nothing we have heard before.” In his effusive review, here, Hal Horowitz notes that, “It has been so long since soul music has pushed boundaries… so it comes as a pleasant surprise to hear… KaiL Baxley’s sophomore release.” Horowitz namechecks soul legends including Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield, and Gil-Scott Heron to describe Baxley’s genre bending, gospel-tinged sound.
The South Carolinian singer songwriter was also just profiled by his hometown’s Charleston Scene. “When the South went hip, the dust from its roots kicking up into trendy clumps of profitability and sealed into Ball jars…, the real-deals began to wither,” the Scene laments, before introducing Baxley. “KaiL Baxley wants to change all that,” the article reads, “and he wants to do it just by telling the truth.” For more about Baxley’s ethos and backstory, read the whole thing here.
Baxley’s tour continues:
06/16 – Ashland Coffee & Tea – Ashland, VA
06/17 – The Garage – Charlottesville, VA
06/18 – Ebenezer’s – Washington, DC
06/19 – Godfrey Daniels – Bethlehem, PA
06/20 – Rockwood Music Hall (Stage III) – New York, NY
06/21 – Passim – Boston, MA
06/24 – Cyber West Cafe – Binghampton, NY
06/27 – Jilly’s Music Room – Akron, OH
06/30 – Uncommon Ground (Clark) – Chicago, IL
07/01 – Cedar Valley House Concerts – Cedar Falls, IA
07/02 – Vox Concert Series – Marshfield, WI
07/03 – Aster Cafe – Minneapolis, MN