Kayla Kroh is a remarkable 17-year-old indie artist from York, Pennsylvania - a beautiful and soulful singer, songwriter and stunning beyond her years in performance. If you ask Kayla who inspires her indie style, her list of artists include: Miranda Lambert, Adele, Dolly Parton, Martina McBride, Carrie Underwood, We The Kings, Pentatonix, Cold Play, Jesse J, Pink, Nora Jones and the list goes on. Her ability to write her own music and take cover songs from various genres and make them her own unique acoustic style has landed her a very solid following and show schedule. Be sure to visit www.KaylaKroh.com to keep track of this promising young artist.
October 19, 2013, Kayla’s hard work and dedication to her music was awarded MyRuralRadio.com 2013 Artist of the Year. This honor was awarded to Kayla during Fall Fest Five held at Naylor’s Winery. Special thanks to Mike Males and Trampas Ferree.
While Kayla is a fulltime distinguished honor student at Central High School, she juggles her busy performing schedule with also being involved in Senior Honors Choir, Concorde and within the theatrical department at school. She never waivers from her music, but continues to strive to make it diverse and enhanced with each show.
Kayla began taking voice and guitar lessons from local educator and performer Heather Sneeringer in August of 2010. These lessons sparked a fire that led Kayla to attempt writing her own songs. May 18, 2012, with the help of producers Bobby Gentilo and Jason Hoffheins, she got in the studio and brought the songs to life and released her E.P. entitled “On Your Own”. While Kayla was only 12 years old at the time, her songwriting and singing abilities along with a talented group of seasoned musicians, they created a mature and polished product that belied her young age. Her music is now featured on MyRuralRadio.com, SongwritersIsland.com, iTunes, Amazon.com and CD Baby.
Kayla’s has had the pleasure of opening for Scott McCreery & Kristy Lee Cook at WGTY Jingle Bell Jam 2013, in which she received a standing ovation from 3000+ in attendance. The day following her performance Paesan from WGTY posted: “What a JINGLE BELL JAM!!! What most impressed me?? Kayla Kroh knocked me out!! Only 16 with a voice sounding much more seasoned and man can she write some relatable music!! Don't get me wrong, Kristy Lee Cook was good and Scotty McCreery was everything and more than expected but, KAYLA KICKED BUTT!!”
She has also opened opening for Parmalee and Canaan Smith at the Majestic Theater, Emblem3 and Melanie Martinez at the Chameleon Club, for Bucky Covington in a MDA Benefit Concert and for John Michael Montgomery in a Fundraiser for Lt. Kelly. The future is wide open for Kayla, and she has begun filling her schedule for 2015 including a summer in Ocean City MD!