With seven albums to his credit and over twenty years of experience in the industry Grant Lyle has no intention of stopping. His train is still running and the engine is hot.
Riding the rail somewhere between Blood, Sweat & Tears, The Black Keys, and the Allman Brothers, Grant has once again released a major hitting album in the blues, soul, rock genre. The latest release “Nu” includes 12 unique tunes that have a rich and rhythmic pallet sure to nourish any one, true rockers, taste for good music. “Nu” was released in April of 2016 and presents a powerhouse three piece trio.
“There’s certainly a place for Lyle within the current landscape of notable blues musicians.” ~AXS~
Whether live or in the studio Grant has an undeniable gift and a passionate way of expressing it. His music will bring visions of the past while gliding through the present. It seems his music moves through time with such engaging flow that it brings you in to the story of the song and makes you, the listener, part of the action.
“Love Rain Down” brought back memories of summer days at concerts in the park with some of the best 70’s blues bands in town. Magical, hot, and sultry.
“Lyle is one to watch in the future. Worth a listen” ~Scene Magazine
His unique style honors the respect passed down for ages of traditional blues yet keeping it true to his own pallet. Accolades for Grant include the Top 10 Canadian Blues album (It’s Worth It), recorded with the infamous Jeff Healey. Lyle shined during his opening act for Omar & The Howlers. He has also opened for Rita Chiarelli and Eric Sardinas.
“On The Wire” could actually be a close call on being country/blues/southern rock. Reminds me of legendary country artist Delbert McClinton. Texas swing bluesy feel. Visions of a Cajun crayfish fry and dancing barefoot in bayou.
His style and presentation includes the evergreen sounds of traditional blues while all the while lending an air of genius to the canvas with a blend of genres like country, R&B and southern rock.
“Wild Eyes” is proof of the range and scale that Grant Lyle can reach in his rich and engaging expression of lyricism.
“There are no surprises here, and from the opening sexy song to the closing sultry one, this album doesn’t forget who and what it is at any point” ~ Pop Wrapped~
“Evening Song” is outstanding with a magnificent intro of the guitar and then the smooth blend of the saxophone. This is what I expect to hear when I enter a warm and inviting blues bar in downtown New York. Splattered with the slow dance of couples in love on the dance floor. The low lights, swaying of warm bodies and the best blues band in town. Phenomenal.
Along with the previous mentioned accolades Grant has had the opportunity for a great deal of media presentation. Television and radio time, as well as sharing his music around the world in Russia, France, USA, England and Spain. His CD, “All The Way” received over 100,000 hours of total airtime.
“Nu” was produced and recorded at “Bold Fold Studio” and mastered at the ever solid Psychotropic Studio.
Reviews of his work has appeared in the National Post, Now Magazine, Toronto Blues, Blues On Stage, and the Toronto Star, just to name a few.
For more information on Grant Lyle and where you can catch a show, purchase his music, and keep up with all the latest news please visit the following sites.
CBC Music: http://music.cbc.ca/#!/artists/Grant-Lyle