From the archives: back in February 2018, Ryan was the guest on the excellent 'First Last Best Worst' podcast to perform his first, last, best and worst songs, and to discuss Neil Young's sideburns, turbo buttons, and more. Listen to the episode below and check out FLBW to discover new artists and learn the nuts and bolts of songwriting — all recorded to tape on a TASCAM 4-track live in Brooklyn New York!
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"Gimme Some Light sounds like an obscure small-label issue from Laurel Canyon, circa 1974, the kind of thing that Matthew Sweet or Evan Dando would score in the backroom of a Cambridge record shop and stake as some sort of primal influence; the kind of thing John Phillips may have had a hand in at some point; the kind of thing Bobby Darin might have financed had he not died a few months before."
"These are tales of trauma and tragedy, toil and hard traveling, and shades of the great heroes of an alternative state - Neil Young, Ryan Adams, Bruce Springsteen - seep throughout."
"A beautiful slice of Americana. It’s an intense listen, like adjusting one’s eyes to a bright light. You wince at his more deeply autobiographical expressions but slowly come to settle into the warm glow of his sharp vision and open armed honesty."– pastemagazine.com