Listening to Jory Lyle is a little like listening to a classic, 1970s folk-rock record. While he hasn’t been around quite that long, Lyle’s music career does span more than 20 years. He has toured across the U.S. with several bands and experimented with various musical styles. A true ramblin’ man, Lyle was raised in Minnesota, went to college in Ohio, lived in Southwest California, relocated to Southwest Florida and is now happy to call Northeast Florida “home.” The only time he ever stopped making music was a five-year break to raise his child. He couldn’t stay away from music any longer, however. Now he’s back.
“I started playing covers just to get my chops back, practice, and to make money,” Lyle told Folio Weekly. “The motivation [to get back into music] was that I can’t rest until these songs get recorded.”
They got recorded, and the result is Lyle’s new EP, Still Drunk from Breakfast. It’s an arch collection of down-on-your-luck, even downright self-deprecating Americana tunes. Each four tracks are accompanied by individual lyric videos. Live favorite, “I’m Out,” boasts a wry promotional clip produced by Tyler Shore and directed, Lyle says (wryly, of course), by the universe. His car broke down during the production, and he ran with it. Read full story here