The great state of Kansas has bragging rights for producing legendary rock bands such as well…Kansas. I can’t think of any others off the top of my head, but that’s probably because it’s just so far away from everything else. Traditionally national acts have sprung from epicenters of culture such as New York, L.A., Seattle, and Nashville.
That was then, this is now. As we all know, the modern age of digital streaming and social media self-marketing has busted down the necessity to be where the action is. One need not necessarily re-enact “Welcome to the Jungle” to climb the ladder of success. This is ironic because as a huge Guns N’ Roses fan, singer/songwriter Jeff Kitselman knew he didn’t have to pack up and slog it out in the streets of Hollywood to pursue his dreams.
Jeff fronts the Kansas based band All from Nothing. Having gone through some initial line up changes, the band has coalesced around Jeff with members Sage Thurston (Drums/Vocals), Josh Pavlik (Bass), and Gabriel Maruda (Guitar/Vocals). Their blend of rock and modern punk features tight songs with polished performances and production, as evidenced by the EP Eyes to The Stars.
Kitselman and I sit down to discuss how the band has gelled and their songs have transformed over time. Most importantly, we discuss how he is passionately pursuing his dreams, and putting in the same hard work that every ambitious musician has done. The only difference is All from Nothing is taking on the world by radiating out from their Kansas home base instead of the soul sucking streets described by Axl Rose all those years ago.
Be sure to check out more on the band’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AllFromNothing/