MP3: Meet Songwriter KaiL Baxley

 

“Say Goodbye To
The Night” taken from the SC folk-rocker’s double EP collection. Oh, and
in case you were wondering… that’s him above, on the left…

 

By Blurt Staff

 

KaiL Baxley grew up in the small backwater town of Williston in Barnwell
County, South Carolina,
the birthplace and stomping grounds of the late great soul legend James Brown. The
idea of playing music only arrived to KaiL after his godfather, a former band
director, bought him a guitar for high school graduation. He never put it down.
After years of singing for his supper across the South, Europe and parts of
Africa, KaiL found himself in California
working on his debut album; actually two EPs. Check out the track “Say Goodbye
To The Night”:

 

 


KaiL Baxley – “Say Goodbye To The Night” by TeamClermont

 

 

It’s as if he tells his life story through this Victorian
veil with the haunting, indie folk of The Wind and the War EP. Then, he
flips on this switch for the HeatStroke EP and drops us in ‘The Dirty
South’, mixing blues, hip-hop, gospel and soul with a swagger all his own. “Say
Goodbye To The Night,” in fact, is a perfect blend of these two EPs.  It’s
from the newer, more produced Heatstroke, but carries the quiet,
lonely desperado feel of The Wind And The War.

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