Kayla Medlen
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Kayla Medlen

Huntington, West Virginia, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2016 | SELF

Huntington, West Virginia, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2016
Solo Blues Blues Rock




"Kayla Medlen performs LIVE on WSAZ"

Kayla Medlen performs solo, and is also in the band, Grooveanaut.
Kayla Medlen performs live in Studio 3. Medlen is also a music teacher at Cox Landing Elementary and Davis Creek Elementary - Josie Fletcher

"Kayla Medlen on METRONEWS Hotline"

Kayla Medlen performs LIVE on MetroNews Hotline with Dave Weekly. -


Rainy Night in West Virginia
Unwanted Game
Unforgiven Sin
Your Move
Get on Back
Lovesick Daydream



When referencing the late Etta James in her song, "Somethings Gotta Hold On Me" Kayla says, "It's music, and it won't let go." A native to Huntington, WV, Kayla is no stranger to the stage. Dating back to 2010, Kayla has been throwing down the music scene with her unforgettable vocal runs, stage presence and soul belting for quite some time now. 

She has shared many stages such as local hot spot The V Club, The Boulevard Tavern, Country Boy Brewery, WV State Fair and the infamous El Gran Sabor in Elkins, WV. She has also gotten to travel all over the world performing at places such as The International Blues Competition in Memphis, TN all the way down to Jacksonville, Florida and the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France back in 2014. 

Inheriting a love for the blues (the likes of Etta James, Susan Tedeschi, Janis Joplin) Kayla has forged her own identity. Her original songs have something to share with everyone from "Unforgiven Sin", a rhythmically funk jewel about jumping in on your emotions to "Leftovers" a powerhouse blues screaming, "I'm a woman and I'm in charge". Kayla's favorite place is by far the stage where she says she's a story teller. "It's my job each and every time I sing a song to convey a story to the audience. If the audience doesn't feel the emotions I feel at the end of the song, then I am dong something wrong...whether it's happy, sad, pissed off, confused; I want them to feel it in their soul".

Grooveanaut, her current band, lends itself to your funky ear where is the lead singer, rhythm guitarist and keytarist. Busting out show stomping performances with their high energy songs, Grooveanaut isn't afraid to lay down the funk. You can check out her band here: facebook.com/grooveanaut.

Kayla's single, "Rainy Night in West Virginia" just made its debut in January 2020. You can find it on all platforms. 

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