Roadhouse Sunby Ryan Bingham
Ryan Bingham has spent most of his life on the road, first on the rough-and-tumble rodeo circuit, then moving from town to town on the equally volatile roadhouse musical circuit. Those travels have given him plenty of material to draw from - and plenty of reason to stop for a moment to dig in his heels and take a stand. That's exactly what the Texas-bred troubadour does on his second Lost Highway album, Road House Sun, a hardscrabble collection that's at once unblinkingly personal and unapologetically political - the latter a new and bracingly vivid addition to Bingham's palette. Produced, like its predecessor, by one-time Black Crowes guitarist Marc Ford, Road House Sun manages to capture a feel that's rootsy without being retro. That has a lot to do with the singer's preternaturally wizened voice - which Bingham laughingly attributes to "Too many nights in the whiskey house" - not to mention Ford's approach behind the board," which Bingham describes as "really old school. Those guitar tones and basslines, Marc knew how to get those down. He wanted to do it the way they used to do it."
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- Lost Highway
Performance CreditsRyan Bingham Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Harp,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals,Lead,Group Member
Anthony Arvizu Percussion,Cymbals,Tambourine,Snare Drums,Shaker
Larry Meyers Violin,Viola
Mike Malone Piano,Background Vocals
Janice Hudgins Accordion
Marc Ford Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Piano,Electric Bass,Electric Guitar,Tambourine,Background Vocals,12-string Guitar,Slide Guitar,Shaker,Acoustic Bass,12-string Bass Guitar,Papoose
Corby Schaub Acoustic Guitar,Dobro,Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,Slide Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar,Guitar (Resonator),Papoose
Matt Smith Drums,Vocals,Background Vocals,Group Member
Technical CreditsAnthony Arvizu Sound Effects,Producer,Engineer
Pat Magnarella Management
John Dehais Management
Marc Ford Producer
Ryan Bingham Composer
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This is an excellant follow up to his first CD. Again great songs and playing and enough different from the first album to be interesting. Very will worth gettin this.
Yes, I am someone from the era of albums (and CD's), not downloads. Ryan's newest record is a really great Americana release. I've described it to friends as... a Bob Dylan-ish (but better) voice, tunes that rock like early Steve Earle, with some Lucinda Williams swagger! You can really tell he pours his heart and soul into the songs. This is some gret new music to check out. Also check out the Crazy Heart soundtrack, it's really great also!
This album is slightly heavier and has a bit more of a rock n' roll vibe than the previous album. The lyrics are real and from the heart, and the vocals are raspy and full of soul.