Lavender Blue is the musical alias of dream-pop guitarist and songwriter Kayla Zuskin. Fusing electric guitar with minimalistic vocals, Zuskin’s compositions are musings on existence in a blissfully hazy and lo-fi landscape.
A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Zuskin began writing songs as a way to combine her guitar playing and creative writing. She is heavily influenced by indie-rock, folk songwriters, art, nature, film, and literature.
Lavender Blue was first launched as a project as Zuskin was busking and traveling across the United States in the fall of 2017. Upon returning to Asheville in 2018, Zuskin wrote, recorded and co-produced her self-released LP Dusk .
You can catch Lavender Blue somewhere between Asheville, NC and Valencia, ES in 2019.
“The whole thing is simply beautiful, and it’s so good that it’s hard to believe that you’re listening to a DIY artist.”- High Clouds.org
“The love lost and found, is always kept lock and key, deep with a soul. Revealed in the sunlight, only for the holder to view, the icons of emotions flutter. And it flutters in “Give Me Metal or Give Me Death.” -Come Here Floyd
“Grace and subtlety are the hallmarks of this understated collection of songs.”-Mountain Xpress
Humans in Amante Feature- Coco Nuco
Jellyfish Live for Acoustic Asheville
ft. Mike Johnson on Pedal Steel
Elemental is a conceptual set of pieces that utilize the four elements as a framework for compositions within non-traditional compositional and improvisational methods. The pieces contain the underlying theme of climate change, and consistently utilize the guitar as the main instrument for composition. The project was inspired by Tikkun Olam, the study of guitar itself, and the desire to create large scale works within a social context. The pieces completed are five drastically different compositions with varied forms, instrumentation and length. Each was composed differently but started with harmonic content on the guitar and contains a corresponding recording and score. Some also contain spoken word, lyrical content, or paintings.
Kayla Zuskin- email@example.com