Ghostlight Records will release Richard Rodgers Reimagined from Kyle Riabko in all formats on Friday, October 27. After his international success with Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined, Riabko returns with his creative reinterpretations of another icon of American music. The album is produced, arranged and recorded by Kyle Riabko with David Lane Seltzer of Entertainment 360 serving as executive producer. A special album trailer is available online HERE.
Riabko was inspired to take on the Rodgers songbook after seeing a “fan letter” Rodgers had written to Bacharach. Handling all of the vocal and instrumentation duties himself, Riabko brings his singular pop/rock sensibility to the classics Rodgers wrote with lyricists Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II, performing them as they’ve never been heard before. Rearranging them with a contemporary spin that further underlines their timelessness, Riabko turns his attention to such Rodgers compositions as “Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin’,” “The Lady is a Tramp,” “My Favorite Things,” “Where Or When,” “Some Enchanted Evening,” “I Have Dreamed” and “My Funny Valentine,” among others.
Joined by his band, Riabko will perform selections from the album in New York at Joe’s Pub at the Public on November 2, 3 and 4 and in Los Angeles at The Wallis on November 10 and 11. He will also appear at Joe’s Pub on September 28 and 29 performing Bacharach Reimagined.