After her mother relayed a funny dream that repeated: "Kaylyn has long fingers. She should play guitar."
Kaylyn Marie taught herself a few chords and found herself happily losing track of time.
She grew up throughout the USA, from Governor’s Island, NY to Monterey, CA and this varietal upbringing has largely shaped her colorful archive of original songs as well as her diverse performance background.
At age 17, her plans to attend Towson University as an Education Major were quickly altered by a successful, on-a-whim audition for Marymount Manhattan's BFA Acting Program. A few career highlights experienced in her unanticipated New York years include: accomplishing a cross-country Sofar Sounds tour, independently releasing her debut EP "Where I Need" to a sold-out Joe's Pub, holding residencies with Joe's Pub, Pete's Candy Store, Sofar Sounds, and Rockwood Music Hall, receiving a golden ticket to Hollywood Week for American Idol, being featured in Steven Spielberg's "The Post", playing an Amish Witch on Lifetime TV, and originating a role in a new musical titled "Music City".
When you catch her solo, you’ll hear a set of soulful americana paired with her great knack for graceful candor. Audiences have connected her vocals and songwriting to those of Sara Bareilles and Laura Marling. In 2021, she is releasing her second solo EP “Forget-Me-Not” produced by powerhouse, indie producer, Katie Buchanan.
When you catch her with bandmates, “The Wildlings”, she exudes the sass and class of decades-past chanteuse with songs that blend bits of blues, jabs of jazz, and snippets of swing. In 2021-22, she is releasing a series of new tunes with “The Wildlings”, produced by New York’s beloved soul crooner, Paul Loren.
As both a front woman and solo singer-songwriter, her ability to perform any song with magnetic authenticity, vocal prowess, and witty, heartfelt lyricism leaves audiences feeling they’ve been in the company of a seasoned entertainer and dear friend.
If interested in her work as an actress, browse here.