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Pit Bulls, James Brown Dance-Offs and Jason Mraz Parties: The Tale of Folk Crooner KaiL Baxley


If you’ve ever gone to (and you should, it’s the official website for South Carolina retro folk singer KaiL Baxley), you’ll see this quote from The Huffington Post: “He is a musical nomad that tells his tales in his music and his tales are some of the most fascinating you will hear.”

After talking with KaiL for over an hour about his four-legged companions, his South Carolina upbringing and even his attempt to get Jason Mraz to play Phantogram at a house party, I can’t think of a more apt description for what he plays and what he’s seen.   


KaiL Baxley released his new LP “A Light that Never Dies” this past month, and you can catch him on tour this summer. To hear more of his music, tune in to ‘A Change of Tune,’ airing Saturdays at 10pm EST on West Virginia Public Broadcasting.