Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster

Roy Kyle and Hot Rod Cruisers Ready to Rock Labor Day Weekend

Roy-Kyle-and-Hot-Rod-Cruise

CENTRAL CITY, Ky. (8/5/14) — Roy Kyle and the Hot Rod Cruisers are ready to rock the Central City Labor Day Weekend Cruise-In stage at 8 p.m. Aug. 28.

Kyle along with brothers John and Patrick Calhoun of Owensboro make up the trio that spotlights music from the 50s and 60s.

Kyle said although he was born in Springfield, Ill., he has always called Muhlenberg County "home." Kyle now lives near Rochester, and performs throughout the tri-state area. He says he was honored to be one of those chosen to perform "Claudette" and "Living Alone" at the tribute to the late Phil Everly held at the Merle Travis Music Center soon after Everly's death.

"Muhlenberg County and music have always been a huge part of my life," Kyle said. "I have always loved to sing, and when I was about 14 years old I decided music was what I really wanted to do with my life. I first learned guitar, and then went on to learn piano and other instruments from there."

Kyle says that like many others, the music of Elvis, the Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison and Conway Twitty were his biggest early influences, and others still seem to love the early sounds of rock and roll as well.

"We specialize in playing the best of rock and roll from the 1950s to the 1980s," Kyle said. "People must love this music, because we sure stay busy playing. The group's drummer is John Calhoun. We have played together off and on for about 18 years. John's brother, Patrick plays bass. They are both great to perform with. They are very professional, and I just love playing music with them. Rick Huff also sits in with us sometimes, playing the pedal steel guitar."

Kyle says there's nothing he likes better than playing rock and roll for his home county crowd.

"My other group, 'Nitelife', performed at last year's Central City Cruise-in," Kyle said. "We had a great turn out, and people just love to get into the music. They really seem to enjoy it."

John Calhoun told SurfKY News, he is also looking forward to the Labor Day celebration, and enjoys learning many of the early rockabilly songs.

"These songs have stood the test of time," Calhoun said. "Many by the Everly Brothers and others may seem like easy to learn tunes, but very often the harmonies are very difficult to learn, and it gives you a new respect for the roots of rock and roll."

Kyle said the Hot Rod Cruisers will be including some Everly Brother songs at the cruise-in concert, adding that although both of his groups stay busy, they are available for bookings by calling (270) 820-4773.

Paul McRee
SurfKY News Reporter

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

3/13 - 16

Stock Report

1 DOW 16,461.32
-153.49 (-0.92%)    
2 S&P 1,927.11
-14.17 (-0.73%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,382.85
-36.63 (-0.83%)    
3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16

In Other News...

Benton Middle School Participates in Clothing Drive

BENTON, Ky. (10/21/14) — As winter approaches, local students will have a need for warmth. With that in mind, Benton… Read More

PNTF Christian County Drug Round Up Nets 11

CHRISTIAN COUNTY, Ky. (10/22/14) — The Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force began serving sealed indictments in the… Read More
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

October 17, 2014 12099

UK Women's Soccer Welcomes Ole Miss, No. 5/4…

in General Sports For All Sites by UK Athletics
October 20, 2014 5838

Uncle Lee's in Greenville is Closing Its Doors…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by www.unclelees.com
October 17, 2014 3986

Single Vehicle Collision Results in One Injury

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Trooper S. C. Recke
October 19, 2014 3870

Kentucky Energy Department Releases Virtual Solar…

in General News For All Sites by Dick Brown
October 16, 2014 3166

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Oct. 16, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
October 21, 2014 3127

UPDATE: Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle on Shamrock…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Officer C.P. Haynie
October 18, 2014 2832

Muhlenberg County Celebrates New Farmer’s Market

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
October 17, 2014 2800

Woman Arrested at Taco Bell for DUI

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 17, 2014 2753

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Oct. 17, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
October 20, 2014 2702

Man Charged for Assaulting Pregnant Wife

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department

Stories Trending Today

October 21, 2014 3127

UPDATE: Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle on Shamrock…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Officer C.P. Haynie
October 20, 2014 2058

Hopkins County Board of Education Recognizes…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
October 21, 2014 2009

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Oct. 21, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
October 21, 2014 1941

Man Charged for Switching Plates on Vehicle;…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 22, 2014 1746

Failure to Signal Ends in Drug Arrest

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 20, 2014 1659

Providence Police Reports Released

in Local (Webster) Top News by Chief Brent McDowell
October 21, 2014 1634

Arrival of Overpass Beams for I-69/Pennyrile Pkwy…

in General News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Keith Todd
October 21, 2014 1467

Alliance for a Drug-Free Owensboro-Daviess County…

in Owensboro News by Carla Shelton
October 21, 2014 1347

Meade County Set to Host Third Region Boys'…

in General Sports For All Sites by Steve LeMaster
October 21, 2014 1210

RWRA Sewer Repairs Starting Tomorrow

in Owensboro News by Abby Shelton

SurfKY News Group, Inc.
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431
270.452.2727 (phone)
  •  270.452.2249 (fax)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social fbsocial twsocial yt
social gpsocial flrsocial rss