I'm Kurt Reifler, and I was homeless for a year, until just recently moving to Louisville, KY. Being homeless wasn't so bad really. I mean, it was by choice at least. I have been on my '48 in 08' tour, which has been amazing, and amazingly exhausting. During the tour, I have played a show in every continental state, before landing in Louisville, Kentucky. In the process, I have been blessed to have been played on XM radio lately, and a bunch of college stations too. In the last year I have also been receiving some flattering reviews from All Music, Time Out, Flavorpill, etc. BILLBOARD even described my album as a 'promising debut.' Snazzy. I am grateful for my accolades, but nowhere near as grateful as I am to my friends and fans that have been supporting me, coming to shows, buying albums, putting me up, and giving me fruit as I walk out the door the next morning, for the next state. I was always of the philosophy that musicians/artists should be somewhat untouchable. Meaning - I didn't like the idea of 'blogging' and putting up stupid youtube videos. I felt like in some way it cheapened the art, and gave people more information than they needed. I felt like it allowed them to base their decision about the music on other factors than...well, the music. What I have realized though, after playing every goddamn state (minus Alaska and Hawaii), is that I AM the music I'm playing. And, giving people more information about me is just giving them more music, in a sense. I am aware this may sound like a load of shit, and don't get me wrong, it is. But, someone's personality and essence is definitely what their art is made of. So, why not give the source as well as the result? So, I will now be taking a different approach to the way I promote my music, and myself in general. This is ME. The bios aren't going to have that 3rd person vibe anymore. I won't hesitate to post stupid videos of myself on youtube. The tour dates won't be secret until the last second. And most importantly, I won't be secret. This is my operation, my myspace page, my music, and my mind (scary place). I invite you to it. In this vein, there will be many interactive contests, blogs, street team opportunities, and other such grass roots shenanigans in the very near future. So, come on by, say hello.
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