Kyle's studio diary pt. 1

Hi there,

Kyle here. The Big Payback enters Blast House Studios today to begin work on our second album! I'm trying to keep something like a studio diary as we go, so keep checking this blog.

I started today feeling…

The artist behind "Audrianna"

I've finally met the artist who inspired me to write "Audrianna!"

Those of you who have seen one of my solo shows have probably heard the story of the song that was based on a painting I saw at Art…


Hey all,

I've been up to all kinds of trouble lately! After a busy weekend of gigs and complicated logistics, I'm sitting down to catch my breath and give you some updates.

The new Telecaster performed admirably at both the…


It's been a busy week for gigs! The weekend started with a Driveway Thriftdwellers gig in Wausau.

We particularly enjoyed the drunk sound enthusiast who spent 10 minutes fiddling with the knobs on the bass amp at this gig. But…


Driveway Thriftdwellers bring their brand of alt country to Racine. I love playing with this group, and this is a FREE show!

Friday, June 12 9:00 pm
George's Tavern
1201 N Main st
Racine, WI


Madison Songwriters Guild Showcase w/ Kyle Rightley
Friday, May 1
7:30 PM
Tuvalu Coffeehouse
300 S Main St, Verona, WI
$5 suggested donation, $3 students/seniors

I have some brand new music to debut at this show! I'm really looking forward…


All kinds of exciting things are in the air! Here is a list of things I'm feeling grateful for at the moment:
  • Spring. This goes without saying for anyone living at this latitude. It seems like just yesterday that it…


Hello internetland,
I thought I'd just give the ol' blog a quick update. Earlier this week, I finished up a wind band arrangement of one of my newest Big Payback songs, "Power to Let Go." The Payback will be participating…


Happy Valentine's Day, lovers and loners!

It's been a great weekend for me so far. Last night, I played with The Big Payback at the Hard Rock Café in Chicago. It was overall a really fun experience, although our set…


Howdy folks,

Here's a video of "Audrianna" from my recent solo show at Crescendo Cafe. Enjoy!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, everyone!

Wow. 2014 was a big year for me. I owe a huge debt of gratitude to everyone who showed me support. Thank you!

2015 is off to an awesome start already! I played a fantastic gig…


Just two days until my debut solo performance! 

This is a FREE show, so bring your friends and enjoy a hot drink and some acoustic music!