Song Premiere: Kyle Hollingsworth “Tufnel’s Retreat”
Today, Kyle Hollingsworth is debuting a brand new track, “Tufnel’s Retreat.”
The song was initially conceived with the String Cheese Incident at their studio, but came to fruition with Hollingsworth’s solo project. The multi-sectional, prog-rock inspired song is reminiscent of Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Edgar Winter Group.
“Well, this was a fun one,” said Hollingsworth. “[We] kind of dug in deep with the prog hammond organ era on this one. We named it ‘Tufnel’s Retreat’ as a comedic tip of the hat to Nigel Tufnel of Spinal Tap, mainly because it has so many movements, especially its pseudo-classical moment in the middle. As Nigel says, ‘I’m really influenced by Mozart and Bach, and it’s kind of in-between. It’s like a Mach piece, really.’ And of course it goes to 11!”
The track comes along with the announcement of a brand new EP from Hollingsworth, entitled 2020, which is due out this coming February. “With the SCI six-month break upcoming in 2020, I decided to branch out and develop some ideas on my own. I love the ability to try different styles and feels with my solo band,” said Hollingsworth regarding the upcoming release. “With this EP, I was just throwing out a collection of songs that speak of where I am right now in my writing. [It’s] just a fun project to bring in the new decade.”
In support of the new EP, Hollingsworth will perform a series of dates with his solo band. For more information, head to kylehollingsworth.com.
Listen to Kyle Hollingsworth’s “Tufnel’s Retreat” and check out the full list of tour dates below:
Kyle Hollingsworth Band Upcoming Tour Dates
Dec. 30, 2019 – Fillmore Auditorium – Denver, Colo. (with Umphrey’s McGee)
Jan. 23 – Old Town Pub – Steamboat Springs, Colo.
Jan. 24 – Old Town Pub – Steamboat Springs, Colo.
Jan. 25 – Snowstalk 2020: A 2 Night Winter Affair – Frisco, Colo. (w/ The Magic Beans, Kitchen Dwellers)
Feb. 1 – Gem & Jam Festival – Tucson, Ariz.
Feb. 27 – Klondike Mike’s Saloon & Road House BBQ – Palmer, Alaska
Feb. 28 – Alyeska Resort & Hotel Alyeska – Anchorage, Alaska
Feb. 29 – Alyeska Resort & Hotel Alyeska – Anchorage, Alaska
Mar. 7 – Ullrs Tavern – Winter Park, Colo.
May 21 – Summer Camp Music Festival – Chillicothe, Ill.
May 22 – Summer Camp Music Festival – Chillicothe, Ill.