From Silence and Joy

From Silence and Joy

by Ryan Adcock
     
 
The full-length debut CD from Cincinnati's Ryan Adcock displays an artist strikingly similar in voice to Matchbox Twenty's Rob Thomas. This comparison is valid both in terms of the sonic quality and the striving-to-not-be-damaged-goods lyrical voice. Adcock puts on no facades in From Silence and Joy,

Overview

The full-length debut CD from Cincinnati's Ryan Adcock displays an artist strikingly similar in voice to Matchbox Twenty's Rob Thomas. This comparison is valid both in terms of the sonic quality and the striving-to-not-be-damaged-goods lyrical voice. Adcock puts on no facades in From Silence and Joy, finding sufficient depth in pure confessionalism sprinkled with optimism. The sound is familiar territory on the pop side of modern rock, very comparable to the equally earnest John Mayer and Jack Johnson records that received considerable acclaim at the same time this record hit. What makes it better than the average is the intelligent production work of Brian Lovely, who allows Adcock's capable voice to take center stage while adding just the right subtle elements to each track: banjo on "Dreaming About the Lions," soft synth-created horn effects on "If Carl Says So," and gentle orchestration on the triumphant "Drive to Hallelujah." That song, with its redemptive and inspiring lyric, is easily a standout, as is the memorably catchy "I Hope." From Silence and Joy suggests strong potential for Adcock, to the extent that Lovely as producer and multi-instrumentalist remains the Guy Chambers to his Robbie Williams.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/05/2002
Label:
Black Orchid Music
UPC:
0659057270425
catalogNumber:
2704

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ryan Adcock   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Kent William Bowman   Drums
Chris Collier   Background Vocals
Chris Arduser   Percussion,Drums
Bennie Hank Crawford   Djembe
Brian Daly   Drums
Bob Nyswonger   Upright Bass
Paul Patterson   Mandolin,Violin,Mandocello,Baritone Violin
Matt Green   Organ
Siggi Baldursson   Drums
Kim Taylor   Background Vocals
Ashley Shepherd   Guitar
Teddy Wilburn   Drums
Greg Mahan   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Background Vocals
Ashley Peacock   Background Vocals
Ricky Nye   Organ

Technical Credits

Wallace Stevens   Author
Delroy Hines   Composer
Wayne Lewis   Composer
Winston Rodney   Composer
Rupert Willington   Composer
Jonathan Lewis   Composer
David Lewis   Composer
Andy Lee   Artwork
Brian Lovely   Producer,Engineer

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