Interview with Sheila Pyle, Ken Pyle,

Project: Morgan C. Atkinson Documentary Interviews: Louisville, Kentucky

Interview Summary

Sheila and Ken Pyle were owners of the Rudyard Kipling bar and restaurant in Old Louisville. Prior to that they owned a bar in the Highlands of Louisville called The Storefront Congregation. In both venues they were the consummate hosts, fostering an atmosphere of acceptance and joy of living (not to mention music and good food). The Rudyard Kipling (also called The Motherlodge) was a staple of the Louisville independent arts scene from 1967-2015. It hosted local acts, but regional and national players also graced the stage including Ralph Stanley, Wynton Marsalis and My Morning Jacket. Countless musicians credit the Pyles for providing a welcoming place to develop their gifts.

Interview Accession

2021oh0981_mcalk0008

Interviewee Name

Sheila Pyle

Ken Pyle

Interviewer Name

Morgan C. Atkinson

Interview LC Subject

Louisville (Ky.)

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