Ryley Walker – Golden Sings that have been Sung (Deep Cuts Edition)

Released in 2016 on Dead Oceans

Deep Cuts Edition, includes bonus LP of a 40-minute live rendition of “Sullen Mind”

Format: LPx2, Pink Frost and Sea Foam Blue vinyl


Ryley Walker’s virtuosic fingerpicking and intricate folk-rock songwriting vibe heavily with a backing band of Chicagoan jazz musicians, including upright bass, drums, Rhodes and electric guitar. The first LP of this release is a studio album of jazzy folk rock songs for fans of Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks or Tim Buckley’s Happy Sad, while the Bonus Lp of this “Deep Cuts edition” is a 40 min live improvisation on one of the album cuts that probably beats anything on the studio LP. It’s rad to be able hear both the concise, song-centric studio side and the loose jammy side of this exciting artist in the same release.

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