Date and Time
Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 at 5:30pm
Kyle Edward Rowland was born on June 8, 1993 in Sacramento, California. With a stretch of the imagination, one could say that Kyle has been playing the harmonica since birth. When he was just a baby, his father put a harmonica in his crib. For his first couple of years, Kyle used his harmonica as a pacifier/teething ring. Kyle’s first memories of playing the harmonica are when he would sit along side his father and listen to him play the harmonica for fun. One day when Kyle was 9 years old, his father heard harmonica music coming from the front yard. He went outside and was amazed to find Kyle playing the Blues. In May of 2003, at the age of 9, Kyle was sitting in front of a stage during the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee listening to “Mick Martin and The Blues Rockers”. Kyle quietly began to play along on his harmonica and when Mick heard Kyle playing he asked him to join the band on stage. This was the beginning of Kyle’s venture with the Blues. Shortly after the festival Kyle began taking lessons from Mick Martin. Kyle feels privileged to be learning from Mick who is known as one of the best blues harmonica players in Northern California.