Rising Life Has a New Drummer, and He's Blind
Kyle Smith has stormed into the public eye like a hurricane since take the stage with Christian band Rising Life just two months ago. What seemed to be nothing more than a curiosity piece, a blind drummer, turned into something up-and-coming Christian band Rising Life, the fans, and even Kyle never expected.
Kyle is 19 and from Ballard County. He received a chance at an audition when they needed a fill in on drums for a crucial tour date in support of their second and most current album, "Heart in Flames."
Kyle's grandfather, David Logsdon saw the audition call on social media and quickly began sending videos of Kyle playing to RL founder Heath Glisson. Heath was blown away by the videos and also was admittedly intrigued that Kyle was blind.
"I thought, not only can this kid play, but what an amazing testimony he would bring to the ministry," said Heath.
Within 24 hours Kyle had learned the 16 song set and performed it to near perfection at the audition. The band was blown away and Kyle received the position for the date.
Three short weeks later, Kyle surpassed expectations, and something special happened, 50+ fan videos showed up all over social media. They were of Kyle's performance in praise of him and his testimony. Kyle received the position as RL's permanent live drummer within a week.
Rising Life has a few dates locally left and then their first radio single "Into His Light" will be going out nationally and they will begin supporting a third upcoming album which is not titled as of yet. The single will be released nationally Labor Day weekend and the album in November.
You can read an amazing interview with Kyle that will move your heart at www.risinglifeband.comand also see future tour dates.