Kyle Orla is a multi-faceted strings player from Duluth, Minnesota. Equally versed as a solo artist as he is as a music collaborator, his fingerstyle guitar work and folk fiddling have become well-lit fixtures in clubs and dance halls across the upper-midwest.
In late 2018 Kyle was awarded a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council to record and release,”Used To Wear That Old Straw Hat, but Now You Wear the Crown“, his first full-length solo album of American folksongs. He and Charlie Parr collaborated on the title track of Ollah’s 2016 EP, “Wouldn’t Mind Working From Sun to Sun“, as well as Parr’s Red House Records EP, “I Ain’t Dead Yet“. You can also catch Kyle performing old rags and blues with MPLS folk musician, Mumbln’ Drew, and oftentimes fiddling for folk dances with Four Mile Portage and Merila Hill.
He is currently teaching online and in-person music lessons through k.o.stringworks. His studio is located in the Duluth Folk School, where he also restores and resells vintage instruments.