K.S. Rhoads

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K.S. Rhoads
Birth name Kevin S. Rhoads
Born August 7, 1976
Years active 2007—
Associated acts Erin McCarley
Ten Out of Tenn

K.S. Rhoads (born August 7, 1976) is an American musician, singer-songwriter, composer, music-producer, and performer.

Early life[edit]

Rhoads was born in Tucson, Arizona, the younger of two sons. He moved to Denver, Colorado soon after he was born, and many places thereafter, eventually settling in Fort Myers, Florida. At age 15 he began focusing intensely on music, learning many instruments including bass, piano, and harmonica. He bought his first 4 track recorder in 9th grade, and began recording his own songs. He graduated high school in 1994 and moved to Fort Worth, Texas where he attended Texas Christian University. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Religion.[1] He moved to Nashville in 2001, but it was not until 2007 that he started work on his debut album Dead Language with producers Robin Eaton, and Lij Shaw.


Dead Language was released in 2007 and received excellent critical reviews. American Songwriter called it "an exhibition in style, grace and limitless possibilities..."[2] Listen! Nashville says: "Rhoads has the perfectionism and musicianship of Roger Waters, as well as a similar political chip on his shoulder, making him a force to be reckoned with."[3] He toured as the opening act for Marc Broussard,[4] Ari Hest, Butterfly Boucher, and Erin McCarley.[5] In January 2010 he performed at the prestigious ASCAP music cafe at Sundance Film Festival,[6] as well as SXSW in Austin, Texas. His second album The Wilderness was released on March 5, 2013. His songs have been featured on the shows CSI: Miami,[7] and World of Jenks on MTV.[8] K.S. Rhoads often plays piano and acts as music director for Universal recording artist Erin McCarley. With McCarley he has performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,[9] the Late Show with David Letterman,[10] and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.[11] Together they have performed with and/or opened for many artists including: Chris Isaak,[12] David Gray,[13] Ray Lamontagne, Guster, Brett Dennen,[14] Jeff Beck, Paolo Nutini,[15] and James Morrison.[16] K.S. Rhoads has toured and recorded with fellow Nashville musicians for a project called Ten Out of Tenn. He, along with the other artists in Ten Out Of Tenn, is the subject of documentary entitled Any Day Now. The film was runner-up in the Nashville Film Festival.[17] It is the story of 10 musical artists on tour together for one summer in 2008.

January 22, 2014 K.S. Rhoads recorded a song in Nashville with Kris Allen they wrote for Allen's upcoming album with Charlie Peacock producing. [18]


  1. ^ "K.S. Rhoads Bio". The Press House. 
  2. ^ "Ten Out of Tenn Tour: k.s. Rhoads". American Songwriter Magazine. July 2, 2008. 
  3. ^ Wynne, Vincent (September 29, 2007). "k.s. Rhoads, CD Release". 
  4. ^ "News". MarcBroussard.com. 
  5. ^ "Erin McCarley w/ Butterfly Boucher and k.s. Rhoads". TicketBiscuit. October 29, 2009. 
  6. ^ "k.s. Rhoads". ASCAP. 
  7. ^ "CSI: Miami: Spring Breakdown". April 12, 2010. 
  8. ^ "World of Jenks " Songs From the Show " Ep. 108". MTV. 
  9. ^ Leno, Jay (October 21, 2009). Erin McCarley Rehearsing for Jay Leno (YouTube). YoungHollywood. 
  10. ^ Letterman, David (January 8, 2009). Erin McCarley Live on Letterman (YouTube). 
  11. ^ Ferguson, Craig (May 22, 2010). Craig Ferguson 4/20/9E Late Late show Erin McCarley (YouTube). TVsCraigFerguson. 
  12. ^ "Chris Isaak w/Erin McCarley". Nashville Scene. October 9, 2010. 
  13. ^ Gray, David (September 9, 2010). Erin Mccarley live! Opening for David Gray and Ray LaMontagne (YouTube). 
  14. ^ Cuthbert, Matt (January 27, 2009). "Brett Dennen and Erin McCarley performance video from Birmingham concert at WorkPlay". al.com. 
  15. ^ "Paolo Nutini with Matt Hires and Erin McCarley @ 9:30 Club, Washington DC". PopWreckoning. July 27, 2009. 
  16. ^ "James Morrison, Erin McCarley". Last.fm. February 4, 2009. 
  17. ^ "Any Day Now: a performance documentary". AnyDayNowFilm.com. 
  18. ^ http://instagram.com/p/jfVvuWnNe7/

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