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Singer-Songwriter Kyle Carey Performs at Buddha Lounge Feb. 20

February 19, 2013 by SoWal Staff

Kyle Carey, poet and singer-songwriter will be performing as the guest poet of popular local poetry open mic “Say the Word” at the Buddha Lounge, Wednesday, February 20 at 7pm.

Inspired by the Appalachian poetry of Louise McNeill and the songs of the American Folk Anthology, singer-songwriter Kyle Carey studied Scottish Gaelic as a Canadian Fulbright Fellow.  Her debut CD, Monongah, was recorded in Ireland with an all-star cast of Irish musicians and folklorists. The title track was selected as a Songwriter’s Universe ‘Best Songs of the Month (April 2011)’ and a ‘Top Critics Pick of 2011’ on WorldMusicCentral.org. Critically praised for her command of poetic narrative and traditional instruments, Carey will devote her residency to completing her Celtic-themed sophomore album, Come Back To Me.

“Say the Word” is a collective group of poets and spoken word artists dedicated to creating a platform for poets and spoken word artists to perform, encouraging local writers to collaborate and network; and making poetry more viable in the community by hosting monthly open mic nights. The monthly open mic nights occur on the third Wednesday of every month at Buddha Lounge in Blue Mountain Beach. Poets mostly perform original works, but are also encouraged to share other poems that inspire them.

“We are very excited for the opportunity to collaborate with Escape to Create and to showcase Kyle Carey. We look forward to continuing to have guest poets more frequently in 2013,” says founder Maria Schabla.

To learn more about, “Say the Word,” visit them on Facebook/saythewordpoetry or call 850.420.4139.

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