Friday, June 26, 2009

Ryan Bingham @ Country fever

After all the press and talk i have been seeing and hearing since the buzz around Ryan's new release "Roadhouse Sun" started, i was really looking forward to seeing what made this guy and his music get so much attention. Ryan Bingham and his band The Dead Horses took the stage after Brandon Rhyder and started off with the lead track on his newly released cd "When the day is done" Click on the title of this post to watch the video i shot of him performing this song. Ryan comes from a background in West Texas and New Mexico as a real cowboy riding the rodeo circuit until he decided on the unconventional route of moving to California to persue his musical dreams. In California he met up with Marc Ford who was the lead guitarist in the Black Crowes who was there to help him along in the industry. The Dead Horses are drummer Matthew Smith, bass player Elijah Ford and multi instrumentalist Corby Schaub who builds his own Mandolins with help from his family. Ryan has also played a wide variety of music festivals including Coachella and the Montreux Jazz festival. Ryan dedicated his song "Endless Ways" on stage to Dick Cheney. The crowd was very thin for most of Sundays performances and maybe that had something to do with the energy of Ryan Bingham's performance but since i have never seen him before and in front of a large crowd i cant really judge him on that. I was impressed.

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