We had the good fortune of connecting with Kyle Moon and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Kyle, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking

If you don’t take risk you never know what you are capable of.

When I was 26 my wife (then girlfriend) asked me what I regret in life. I told her that I lived with a band for two years in college and never learned how to play an instrument when it was always around me.

She bought me my first guitar and I couldn’t put it down.

I was not very good and probably only knew three chords when I decided to play open mics and put myself out there.

Looking back it is embarrassing to listen to, but I loved the feeling and the outlet it gave me.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?

Well, my family and I moved to San Antonio for my job and had to say goodbye to the band I was a part of in Denver.

I quickly realized how much I missed playing and was fortunate enough to be introduced to my new band mates through different avenues, which has now formed Kyle Moon and the Misled.

Our first practice was great and I knew we had something special because of the many talents we all brought to the table; Sam Kilgore with his guitar riffs, Terrell Mabrito on bass, Colin Bryant on second lead guitar and Josh Jimenez on drums. Things progressed quickly from there and after writing all my own songs we released two EPs (Goodbye Denver and Miles APart) and 1 album (Straight Fine Livin) along with playing gigs throughout San Antonio, which I discovered to be a harder local music scene to breakthrough than Denver.

Ironically, right when we started gaining momentum my job to me back to Denver, but I didn’t want to lose what we built, so we continue to play/make music in both cities.

We are extremely grateful and excited to be playing live again in various venues throughout Denver including Larimer Lounge, Globe Hall and The Oriental Theater and looking forward to many more shows to come.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.

I always like to start by going into the mountains. Specifically heading down 285 to Salida, which is one of my favorite towns to hang out in. After getting the mountain air I would head to Red Rocks for a show and/or hike. 

From there, I would hit up Rockmount for shopping and Twist and Shout for some new vinyl.

When hungry I would head to any of the spots below:

-Cherry Cricket
-Sushi Den
-Dio Mio
-Hop Alley
-Hops and Pie
-Highland Tavern

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?

My wife and best friend Julia Moon who is all to blame for my addiction to writing songs and playing music.

She sat around when it was bad and never missed a show regardless of my ability or confidence on stage.

I also want to thank Joe Bante who taught me how to play guitar and last, but not least my current and past band members who have all pushed me to be better every time I go on stage.

Instagram: @kyle_and_the_misled

Facebook: @kylemoonandthemisled

Other: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4nyiDPcJbigTzpaqPqu1og

Image Credits
Nikki Rae

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