Bobby Kyle and the Administrators take the stage this weekend at Delta Blue

LAKE PLACID – Bobby Kyle and the Administrators will take the Delta Blue stage from 9 p.m. to midnight Friday, Jan. 12 and Saturday, Jan. 13.

Bobby Kyle has had a passion for the blues all his life and has devoted much of it to pursuing that passion.

In today’s music scene there are hundreds of talented guitarists vying for the brass ring, and there are many, many great players out there. But there are very few with the heart and soul of Bobby Kyle. Blunt and to the point, Bobby’s singular styling resonates with maturity, talent and inspiration, bringing us a genesis of contemporary music that is characteristically all his own.

Kyle, who now leads his own high-energy quartet at clubs and festivals around the Northeast, spent eight years touring the world with the late guitarist, songwriter and singer Johnny ‘Clyde’ Copeland. Copeland was one of contemporary blues’ more gifted songwriters, breaking new lyrical and thematic ground with each new album he recorded through the 1980s and ’90s.

Kyle was backing up Bill Dicey by the late seventies, and the pair later became a duo. In the early eighties, Bobby joined the house band at the Stuffed Pepper, a Tampa Bay blues mecca. There he worked with such luminaries as James Peterson, Johnny Shines, Raful Neal, Mary McClain Smith, and Tabby Thomas.

In 1984, Handy Award Nominee Eddie Kirkland invited Bobby to join his band. After six years with Eddie, Bobby joined the band of Grammy Award winner and 2017 Blues Hall of Fame Inductee, Johnny ‘Clyde’ Copeland. Bobby performed with this legendary Texas bluesman on major-label recordings, and in concerts, festivals, and clubs worldwide until Johnny’s death in 1997.

Between touring dates with Eddie Kirkland and Johnny Copeland, Bobby took his solo act on the road, performing his own material at nightclubs and festivals throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Bobby’s emotional, soulful voice rings true, and is forged with a raw, distinctive quality all his own. Honest and forthright, Bobby’s original songs tell the story of the every person, with a passion born of life, love, and loss.

Recently, Bobby has had the great honor of being inducted into The Blues Hall of Fame. He now tours with The Administers, three other incredibly accomplished musicians, Everett Boyd on bass, Marc Copell on drums, and Joel Perry on guitar. You can learn more about Bobby Kyle at bobbykyle.com.

Delta Blue is located at the Historic Hotel North Woods at 2520 Main St. , and features live music on Wednesday night with its Open Mic Blues Jam.

For more information, call 518-523-1818.

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