Growing up in one of the most remote, backwater towns in South Carolina, KaiL Baxley is attempting to captivate listeners around the world with his upcoming album Heartstroke/The Wind and The War (Forty Below Records) on February, 2013. Categorized as a blues artist who intersects his musical style with alternative beats and hip-hop rhythms, Baxley offers a unique and fresh perspective to his music. In his small town of Williston, South Carolina, Baxley was raised in the iconic James Brown’s home town. Having interacted with the legend on numerous occasions when he was younger, Baxley attributes a significant portion of his success to Brown for inspiring him to share his music with the world. Interestingly, an accomplished amateur boxer in his youth, Baxley started his musical career after receiving a guitar, from his godfather, for his high school graduation present.