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Kyle Hollingsworth / Press

“Kyle Hollingsworth was the first member of String Cheese Incident to take the stage with an energizing day set.”

“On Friday, September 9, the afternoon picked up pace early with String Cheese Incident keyboardist Kyle Hollingsworth, who delivered a riveting hour and a half swing through percolating rhythm and blues originals, including the bracing opening track, "Way That It Goes," from his 2009 long player, Then There's Now.”

“With a single stage set-up on the banks of Barker Reservoir and capacity of only 2,000, Nedfest is always a scenic and relaxing retreat for lovers of live music. Headliners included the Motet, a supergroup composed of Bill Kreutzmann, Steve Kimock, Kyle Hollingsworth, and George Porter, Jr., the David Grisman Sextet and Leftover Salmon.”

"I've been traveling the country for the last two years connecting my passion for brewing with my passion for live music. For me there are a lot of connections so what I've been doing is running around the country."

“Kyle Hollingsworth -- the best thing to ever come out of String Cheese Incident -- captained his Rhodes with typical aplomb, keeping the primed dancers moving. Joined by Hollingsworth on his Rhodes and drummer Dave Watts of the Motet, Williams manned the bass for a final hour of reggae-tinged jamming that sent the jubilant throng back to the orderly alleys of BV and South Main, where bars and then patios erupted in sudden fiestas 'til almost dawn.”

“The band started playing Taxman and a handful of us immediately started moving our hips. The band started to get into their groove and played Too Young and then Will It Go Round In Circles which started to get the crowd closer to the stage rather than to the plethora of beer tents. Garret Sayers laid down some funky bass to open Seventh Step which had some nice solos from Kang and Kyle You could really start feeling the natural chemistry start to brew on stage with old bandmates reuniting on stage together. Smiles were bouncing back and forth between one another”

“Charity, beer, the Kyle Hollingsworth Band, food, friends and a String Cheese Incident charity memorabilia auction. Not much else really needs to be said. ”

“Seeing the String Cheese Incident's Kyle Hollingsworth in a tiny, intimate venue was easily worth the travel time and surpassed the expectations of almost everyone in attendance. Touring in support of his new album, Then There's Now, the Kyle Hollingsworth Band came to Three20South in Breckenridge on their way back home to Boulder for an incredible evening of jazz/funky fusion.”

"This is where I am right now in my life: Then There's Now. You know, post String Cheese, post being a dad for the first time, and kind of reinventing who I am a little bit," said Kyle Hollingsworth over lunch with the Marquee, in a Boulder cafe late last month. The man who logged thousands upon thousands of miles as the keyboardist for jammy greats SCI is releasing a new album this month, but as we plowed through a meal, it became clear that while he is so content with his band accomplishments, he's ecstatic to be where he is now, expressing himself in other ways.

“Kyle Hollingsworth, keyboardist/pianist for the String Cheese Incident, has released a solo album Never Odd or Even. The album is a masterful collection of acid jazz groove tunes, with significant influences from various sources like Chick Corea, Brian Eno, Little Feat, the Grateful Dead and more. The band, with their interminable On the Road series of CDs, had their last studio in 2003 - "Untying the Not," a moody, jazz-rock set. The abilities of Kyle were possibly masked by the skillful cohesion of the band. The solo album gives him free rein to showcase his ivory-tapping skills. A back-to-the-roots effort for the Boulder, CO native, it features a variety of guest talent, including members of SCI.”

“Whereas most jambands struggle in the studio trying to "capture lightning in a bottle," Kyle and his all-star band have created a wide open space where "live" passion is translated into 13 individually refined yet highly explorational masterpieces. Using groove as the common denominator, The String Cheese Incident's moonlighting ivory ironman has assembled a wonderfully coherent and cohesive album proficiently blending funk, jazz, soul, gospel and electronica.”