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KaiL Baxley - "Beneath the Bones"

Release Date: Mar 6, 2020
Label: AntiFragile Music

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March 9, 2020

KaiL Baxley Shares Beneath The Bones LP | Playing Alibi Residency (Palm Springs) | Beneath The Bones Out Now On All DSP's Via AntiFragile Music

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February 20, 2020

KaiL Baxley Shares "In Lieu Of" Video Via Talkhouse | Plays Alibi Residency (Palm Springs) Starting March 2nd | New LP Beneath The Bones Out March 6th Via AntiFragile Music Pre-Order Available Now

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February 7, 2020

KaiL Baxley Shares "In Lieu Of" Via American Songwriter | Plays Alibi Residency (Palm Springs) Starting March 2nd | New LP Beneath The Bones Out March 6th Via AntiFragile Music Pre-Order Available Now

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January 9, 2020

KaiL Baxley Announces Upcoming LP Beneath The Bones | On Repeat with KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic" | Beneath The Bones Out March 6th Via AntiFragile Music Pre-Order Available Now

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December 13, 2019

KaiL Baxley Shares "These Arms Are Open" Video Via Americana Daily | On Repeat with KEXP's "Morning Becomes Eclectic" | Look Out For New LP In Early 2020 Via AntiFragile Music

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November 19, 2019

Kail Baxley Shares "Beneath The Bones" Video Via Atwood Magazine | On Repeat with KEXP's "Morning Becomes Eclectic" | Look Out For New LP In Early 2020

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October 28, 2019

Kail Baxley Shares "Beneath The Bones" | Track Out Now Via AntiFragile Music | Look Out For New LP In Early 2020

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BIOGRAPHY

KaiL Baxley’s songs cut right to the bone for many reasons, so pay attention. First, there’s the cast of characters from the deep south, who he carries with him every day: His father, an outlaw who he only met a few times but insists is a good man. His mother, who he visited on Sundays at the state penitentiary as a child. Mom's fellow inmate James Brown (yes, the James Brown), who sang at that prison’s church and taught a shy Baxley how to dance. His grandfather, whose anecdotes and wisdom Baxley will be quoting for the rest of his days. Finally, there’s the Haitian refugee who along with his hometown's best guitarist, the local car mechanic, taught him the basics of rhythm and blues. Second, there’s the stories which Baxley’s hesitant to share, the stories hidden behind his poignant, timeless songwriting.  A Golden Glove boxing champion's dream of fighting for the US Olympic team sidetracked by a run in with the law.  The gunshot wound on his left shoulder he probably will never mention. The fact that he supported himself as a teenager by digging graves for the local funeral home and working the watermelon fields of his hometown in the rural South Carolina heartland.  The loss of not one but two parents to drug overdose. Most recently his mother since his last album release “A light that never dies”. Third, how he drove across the country to LA without much more than a guitar and slept in an RV for 2 years on Selma blvd in order to pay for his first record  Heat Stroke / The  Wind and The War. And how, astonishingly, that record, a soul wrenching mash of gospel, soul, blues and damn good songwriting, went on to be nominated as album of the year by NPR. March 6th he will release his third and most accomplished album Beneath the Bones, via AntiFragile Music. The self-produced album recorded at the late Elliot Smith’s New Monkey Studio, HAS Studios in Charleston, SC and United Studios in Los Angeles, California is both prophetic and profound. Beneath the Bones will be released on March 6, 2020 via Antifragile Music.

KaiL Baxley’s songs cut right to the bone for many reasons, so pay attention.

First, there’s the cast of characters from the deep south, who he carries with him every day: His father, an outlaw who he only met a few times but insists is a good man. His mother, who he visited on Sundays at the state penitentiary as a child. Mom’s fellow inmate James Brown (yes, the James Brown), who sang at that prison’s church and taught a shy Baxley how to dance. His grandfather, whose anecdotes and wisdom Baxley will be quoting for the rest of his days. Finally, there’s the Haitian refugee who along with his hometown’s best guitarist, the local car mechanic, taught him the basics of rhythm and blues.

Second, there’s the stories which Baxley’s hesitant to share, the stories hidden behind his poignant, timeless songwriting.  A Golden Glove boxing champion’s dream of fighting for the US Olympic team sidetracked by a run in with the law.  The gunshot wound on his left shoulder he probably will never mention. The fact that he supported himself as a teenager by digging graves for the local funeral home and working the watermelon fields of his hometown in the rural South Carolina heartland.  The loss of not one but two parents to drug overdose. Most recently his mother since his last album release “A light that never dies”.

Third, how he drove across the country to LA without much more than a guitar and slept in an RV for 2 years on Selma blvd in order to pay for his first record  Heat Stroke / The  Wind and The War. And how, astonishingly, that record, a soul wrenching mash of gospel, soul, blues and damn good songwriting, went on to be nominated as album of the year by NPR.

March 6th he will release his third and most accomplished album Beneath the Bones, via AntiFragile Music. The self-produced album recorded at the late Elliot Smith’s New Monkey Studio, HAS Studios in Charleston, SC and United Studios in Los Angeles, California is both prophetic and profound.

Beneath the Bones will be released on March 6, 2020 via Antifragile Music.

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Press Clippings

"On the meditative track, Baxley combines the bluey and ethereal sounds of Hozier and Lewis Capaldi while maintaining a stunning simplicity"Glide"Featuring gentle, evocative instrumentation supporting Baxley's coarse voice as he engages in pensive reflection of life's most trying and painful moments."  -The 405
“He is a musical nomad that tells his tales in his music and his tales are some of the most fascinating you will hear.” HuffPost "Baxley’s muddied, molasses-soaked vocals make the most immediate impression, evoking the sound of someone worldly-wise and wizened.” -PopMatters

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