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syracuse, new york
ithaca, new york
ithaca/watkins glen, new york
"Love Is In My Heart" is terrific.
Visually arresting...the song deserves some exposure."
"The current one is Tabula Rasa, and it evokes glam rock of the '70s - there are a lot of themes that pay homage to the likes of Bowie and Adam Ant - with smart lyrics and stick-in-your-head catchy tunes. But not only does he create concept albums, Kurt brings it to the stage with the kind of production values that do justice to the music."
"is Kurt Riley the coolest Ithacan?"
"Kurt Riley: A persona heavy, unapologetic, and infinitely creative..his vision is progressive...and intergalactic...Tabula Rasa positions itself as both a relic and an intuitive sculpture. The past overwraps the present, creating a singular present...nowhere is this more prominent than in the dense and shadowy “Century”.
"Love Is In My Heart highlights (Riley's) personality and endearing eccentricity...it's evident that Riley has put an endless amount of effort into creating his vision of music."
"Tabula Rasa turns to the spectacle and ennui of current technology, evidenced in trends like the 24-hour news cycles and slacktivism...Riley’s music is more often focused on joy and memory, and Riley and his band consistently knock it out of the park with action-packed arrangements and pristine technical chops."
"(Kismet is)...an intergalactic fantasia...that of an artist who gazes both at the history of rock 'n' roll and at a dream of a more moral existence."
2017 SOS GRANT AWARDEE
COMMUNITY ARTS PARTNERSHIP of
TOMPKINS COUNTY, NEW YORK