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

Hi Kyle, what inspires you?
Pathos & Logos is inspired by the human experience. Performing is not just about getting our music out to people, but creating an experience for someone else that (hopefully) inspires them to create something remarkable. Without this, the feedback loop of creativity ceases to exist. Being able to provide that experience people is truly inspirational.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
As a musician and recording engineer, I think what has always set me apart is the willingness to take risks.

Growing up in Colorado in the 90’s, I did not think that I was going to be able to make my mark on the music industry unless I moved to the coast in an effort to better my opportunities. So I did. But I didn’t move to LA or NY or Miami…I moved to NJ. Why? Because Trax East is located there.

Trax East was churning out hit metal records at the time and I knew I needed to be there. So I packed it all up and moved to NJ without a job or any kind of connections. No family. I located the studio and waited outside the locked door in the snow until a fella named Eric came out. I told him who I was and that I was freezing and hungry and moved here to work for him. He was kind enough to let me come in and after some discussion, he agreed to let me work for free in an effort to get my foot in the door.

17 Years later and I have worked with some of the biggest in the business and helped launch careers of others who were in my position oh so many years back. I would be lying to you if I told you it was easy, but taking a chance on yourself shouldn’t be something that is inherently difficult. Always bet on yourself.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Oh this is a great question…. I supposed I focus on regions of CO.

Since I live in Northern Colorado, I would take start by taking them for a short hike at Horsetooth followed by a paddle board adventure in the water. I would of course have to take them for Creole breakfast at Lucille’s, and then a live show at The Moxi in Greeley followed up with a night cap at Luna’s Taco’s/ Stells’s Pinball Arcade.

A trip to Boulder would be a blast due to the views from atop Chautauqua Trail, followed by pizza at Audry’s Pizza Garage and a stroll along Pearl St.

Things would get weird when we go to Denver to take in the nightlife experience that is MILK BAR.

I think people would be ready to head up into the mountains at this point and strap on a snow board or skis. I have buddy passes to Copper, so we’d shred the slopes and then head to Dillon for drinks in the hot tub. After sleeping in late, we would keep heading west ’til we get to Palisades, where we would spend the day relaxing in the sun in Colorado’s wind country.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Eric Rachel deserves a shout out for acting as my mentor and introducing me to the music industry. He gave a very young and ambitious me the opportunity to succeed when other would not.

Website: www.pathosandlogos.com

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Image Credits
Live photo credit: Matt WiddlyWah

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