I am excited to be making my first-ever appearance at OMSI AFTER DARK. The show is Wednesday, December 2nd and I will be playing from 5-6:30pm in the Theory Restaurant. I will be joined by guitarist Ken House and vocalist Jackie Gundlach. Their addition brings a new energy to my classic songs and allows me … More Next Show: OMSI AFTER DARK
Thank you to Joe Jiang of The Slants and Joshua Pearl of Portland Music Collaborative for asking me to perform at this gathering.I’m singing my original “Ontario,” one of my favorites. It speaks to battling addiction and the plight of rural America.
Saturday, July 25th, 2015. Vancouver Mall Farmers Market. http://www.cityofvancouver.us/community/market-vancouver-mall
Hi everyone, combined drug intoxication is the topic of my most recent blog post for HealthyPlace.com. This potentially fatal phenomenon is extremely dangerous and growing in frequency of occurrences. Combined drug intoxication is an important topic, please give this a read and comment if you have a chance. Combined Drug Intoxication: What Is It?
Mad Men came to a perfect end last Sunday and although I am sad to see it go, I feel good about the way we said goodbye. The show holds a special place in my heart because its premiere corresponded to a time of significant change (for the better) in my life. The Music of Mad … More Mad Men’s Perfect Ending: My Thoughts Before Reading Anyone Else’s!
Tune in tonight to http://www.kmuz.org, or if you’re in Salem, Oregon to station 100.7 to hear my music (and a bunch of other Northwest artists!) on Local Roots!
Paul Simon, Graceland, Iggy Azalea, Ladysmith Black Mambazo When I was a little kid in the late 1980s, my mother had a few albums on tape that she listened to as we ran errands. I enjoy all of them, although some have had greater influence on my own musical style and interest than others. These … More Graceland Revisited
Hi friends, fans, and other folks. I’m happy to announce that you can now stream my music here on this web site, in the “Music” section (that makes sense, doesn’t it?). I was getting sick of all the linking and virtual running around so I’ve brought http://www.kiralesley.com closer to being your one-stop shop for all … More Content Convergence!
I used cigarettes as crutch to help me stop drinking. It was an example of cross addiction. If I make it to January 1st without any nicotine, I will have gone four years without nicotine of any kind. Over at healthyplace.com I shared my story of how I quit smoking and broke my addiction to … More How I Quit Smoking
Hi there and welcome to my blog. This first post is very simple, just an introduction. I realized I had my music for sale on one site and streaming on two others and in addition I write a blog for a mental health web site and keep a youtube channel for music. I want to … More Nice to see you!