Kyle Esposito is the genre-hopping bassist and guitarist in a number of Hudson Valley projects - Connor Kennedy Band, Mambo Kikongo, Rethink Pink, Naked and TN3 to name just a few. As a member of the Meg Johnson Band, Kyle co-wrote and recorded a signature blend of americana-infused rock. He’s currently at work on his first solo pro- ject, bringing together acoustic and electric sensibilities, folk roots and pop branches, and both slightly off-center narrative and emotionally impressionistic lyrics. Join him as he celebrates his birthday with the Backburners! The show will feature a set of Kyle’s original music as well as a powerhouse set of Backburners plus special guests! Whether tearing up a swamp-stomping barn-burner, gently delivering a tender folk ballad or sailing uncharted seas of near-telepathic group interplay, the Backburners are a formidable musical collective steeped in the ethic of teamwork, spontaneity and fine musicianship. Lead vocals are passed between guitarist Kyle Esposito, bassist Doug Marcus and steel guitarist Kevin Maul. Harmonies are contributed by the aforementioned as well as drummer Manuel Quintana and keyboardist Ross Rice. Bob Resnick’s percussion adds color and lift to soulful, rootsy originals and covers from bluegrass to classic americana rock and psychedelia. Formed in 2008 by the remaining members of the Meg Johnson Band after Meg moved to Austin, the fruits of many years playing together and a shared appreciation for the traditional as well as the experimental can be heard in the Backburners’ music.