Hailing from a small town in South Carolina, singer-songwriter KaiL Baxley’s bio states that he lived with his grandfather until he passed away when Baxley turned 12. Having no other family to turn to, Baxley bounced from place to place, rarely for more than a year at a time, with his headphones helping him escape into the world through a world of music.
This nomadic lifestyle became the source of inspiration that blends blues, indie rock, soul, gospel, and syncopated hip hop-style beats into what Baxley has dubbed “Soul Swagger.”
Have a listen to “Mirrors of Paradise,” from the album A Light That Never Dies (2015)
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Ty Marshal is the Executive Director at the Center for the Arts in Homer, N.Y — one of the Central New York region’s preeminent presenter of the arts and a proponent of community enrichment through world-class entertainment and arts education.