Kurt Reifler is an American multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter. Primarily a solo artist, Reifler is also the singer, guitarist, and songwriter of the rock and roll duo, Kill Kurt Reifler, which features his long-time friend and band mate, "Kill." He's also the frontman of the Louisville, Kentucky based band, Kurt Reifler and the Bastard Sons.
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Originally a drummer, Reifler's solo career has been as a rhythm guitarist and singer, though he does plays drums on his solo recordings. He has listed Jack White, PJ Harvey, Jeff Buckley, and Robert Johnson as his musical influences.
In 2007, Reifler released a self-titled album, his first official recording.. The music was met with critical acclaim, including Allmusic's assessment of the album as a "promising debut." Over the following year, Reifler toured consistently on his "48 in 08" tour to support the album.
In 2011, Kill Kurt Reifler released their debut album, "Sure as the Swing of a Pendulum," which the band followed up with multiple Australian and American tours throughout the next year. According to Reifler, the band was formed in Thailand, and the record was recorded in Melbourne, Australia. The newly formed duo was met with favorable reviews including ShortandSweetNYC.com's appraisal: "These guys recorded the album in just three days on analogue tape, producing a rawness that fits the music like a glove. It's a great effort for a new band, especially since they have a presence about them that sounds like they've been doing this forever."
Kurt Reifler has toured sporadically throughout the United States, Europe, and Australia, perhaps most notably on "The 48 in '08 tour," which featured solo performances in each continental state in 2008.