Debut show with my full band!!!
In the Winery, or outside on the lawn if it's nice!
Sounds Like: The Stills, Pete Yorn, John Mayer, Blitzen Trapper, Castella
Bio: Portland musician, Ryan VanDordrecht, took time to reconnect with the music that had inspired him as a kid after writing a record full of songs which attracted producer Joe Chiccarelli (The Shins, Counting Crows) to work with him on his former band, Castella's album. With the maturity brought on ...See Full Bio
“It just keeps on rising, whooping its way upwards, it rocks, it’s blue collar rock of Springsteen, Mellencamp etc. Full of the drudgery of modern working man, I mean who isn’t “waiting for their ship to come in”, that can only be pierced by a telecaster and a bottle of beer. It is the antidote to the big hat country of white working class America, Jackson and Urban take note. It is Blur’s ‘Modern Life is Rubbish’ to a country shuffle and with a blue harmonica. Counting Crows, Hootie, Gin Blossom power pop, sonic, overdriven guitars, probably some windmilling ensues. This is genre defining stuff, it builds like thunder as comes to the middle eight and then has a fade to end as all good records annoyingly do.”