Kyle Craft is a Louisiana-bred, Portland, Oregon-based singer/songwriter with a robust, full-throated wail and knack for pairing Stones-ian hooks and Dylan-esque wordplay with glam-kissed pop swagger. A Shreveport native who came to music in his early teens via a chance K-Mart-purchased David Bowie compilation, Craft grabbed his guitar, and whatever else he could carry, and re-located to the bustling music hub of Portland shortly after the dissolution of an eight-year relationship. Determined to channel his heartache into pure rock & roll, he began making demos and putting together what would eventually become his debut album. Returning home to Shreveport to lay down tracks on a D.I.Y. rig, he eventually fled back West where he got some assistance from Brandon Summers and Benjamin Weikel of Helio Sequence in tweaking the mixes. The songs eventually caught the ear of Sub Pop, who signed Craft shortly thereafter. His debut LP for the label, Dolls of Highland, was released in April 2016.
James Christopher Monger