Kyle Pudenz

Musician. Arranger. Producer.

(573) 819-8043

Acoustic & Electric Violin, Mandolin, Guitar, Utility

Bio/Fact Sheet

Nashville violinist Kyle Pudenz brings a unique sound and style to each musical project he pursues. Whether in the studio, on stage, or in composition, arranging, and songwriting, Pudenz’s diverse array of experiences and training in both popular and classical styles, as well as the experience of building his own instruments, have enabled him to formulate a musical idiom that is entirely his own. Kyle regularly performs on fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and most notably, his own line of custom-built 7-string electric violins. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Commercial Music from Belmont University, and his professional ventures have taken him from nationally recognized venues such as Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium, Carnegie Hall, and the Grand Ole Opry to legendary Nashville musical centers like Ocean Way Nashville, Blackbird Studios and RCA Studio B.

Kyle is currently on tour with Nashville recording artist Jared Blake, performing live with Jared's band on violin, mandolin, guitar, and backing vocals. He also performs select dates in Nashville and around the United States with a variety of independent Nashville artists; visit the Shows tab for info on upcoming dates! Kyle proudly plays and endorses equipment from Harper Guitars, Risen Amplifiers, Creation Audio Labs, Yamaha, Empire Ears, Access Bags & Cases, Triad-Orbit Advanced Stand Systems, and Mercury Magnetics....

[Kyle Pudenz] would be an asset to any program where you needed a solo violin feature or just another excellent violin for your string section.
— Rev. Tim Bandy, Whitesburg Baptist Chruch (Huntsville, AL)

major performances

  • Carnegie Hall, New York: Mandolin soloist and orchestra violinist for 2 sold-out performances with Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert: Music from the Studio Ghibli Films of Hayao Miyazaki (Nov. 2-3, 2018)

  • Armed Forces Entertainment: Performed with Jared Blake on United States military bases in Jordan, Qatar & United Arab Emirates (2018)

  • Nanjing, China: Performed on violin & guitar on tour with Hollywood Film Music Orchestra, conducted by Erik Ochsner (Oct. 6, 2017)

  • Houston Hobby Center: Performed with Billy Dawson as musical guest on ESPN's annual Lombardi Honors presentation (Feb. 11, 2017)

  • Barrage 8 European Tour: Performed 20+ shows in Netherlands, Belgium & Germany, including a live TV performance on Omroep MAX in Hilversum, NL (January 2016)

  • Massey Concert Hall, Nashville: Performed with The Khromatiks as one of four featured acts in Belmont University's 2015 Commercial Music Showcase (Feb. 2, 2015)

  • AT&T Stadium, Dallas: Played pregame show for Dallas Cowboys vs Philadelphia Eagles Thanksgiving Day NFL game with Billy Dawson (Nov. 27, 2014)

  • Grand Ole Opry, Nashville: Participated in live recording session with The Khromatiks in preparation for Belmont University's 2015 Commercial Music Showcase (Oct. 3, 2014)

  • FedEx Forum, Memphis: Performed national anthem as electric violin soloist for Memphis Grizzlies vs Miami Heat NBA game (April 9, 2014)

  • Kentucky International Convention Center, Louisville: Performed in two nationally-selected master classes at 2014 American String Teachers' Association (ASTA) national conference; Collegiate Violin master class with Paul Kantor (Rice University) and Eclectic Styles master class with Christian Howes (Creative Strings Academy). (March 7, 2014)

  • Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville: Performed in Belmont University Symphony Orchestra for Christmas at Belmont, nationally broadcast on PBS in 2011 and 2013. Accompanied professional recording artists Laura Bell Bundy & Denyse Graves. Featured soloist with Belmont Strings in 2013 performance.

  • McAfee Concert Hall, Nashville: Performed as featured violin soloist with Belmont University Symphony Orchestra as winner of 2013 Classical Performers' Concerto Competition (March 18, 2013)

major album credits

  • Highway One- EP by Willow Hill
    ℗2017 Willow Hill

  • Every Inch of Texas by Brad Cunningham Band
    [fiddle, mandolin, background vocals, arrangements]
    ℗2016 Brad Cunningham Music, distributed by Sony RED

  • Brand New by Ben Rector [violin]
    ℗ 2015 Aptly Named Recordings, LLC

  • The Honeymoon Phase- EP by Ashla Taylor [fiddle]
    ℗ 2015 Skiddco Records

  • 'Til Morning Light- EP by Jared Blake [electric violin]
    ℗ 2014 Skiddco Records

  • Meet Me In the Middle- Single by Rachael Turner [fiddle]
    ℗ 2014 Rustic Records, Inc.

  • Run, Run Rudolph- EP by Whitney Wolanin [fiddle]
    ℗ 2013 TopNotch Records

  • Your Woman by Bethany Joy Lenz [violin]
    ℗ 2013

Music video appearances

  • “Rock N’ Roll to My Country Soul” by Jenny Tolman [fiddle]

  • “Share My Soul” by Mike Lahey [violin]

  • "Born to Lead" by Billy Dawson [mandolin]
    *Featured on CBS Sports' presentation of the 2013 NCAA football Rotary Lombardi Award

  • "Whatever Happens" by Billy Dawson [banjo]

  • "Classical Gas" by Barrage 8 [violin, vocals]

  • "Paranoid Android" by Barrage 8 [violin, vocals]