RYAN JOSEPH ANDERSON
Ryan Joseph Anderson’s solo career began in April 2014 with the release of his debut album, The Weaver’s Broom. The album, engineered and co-produced by Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Hooray for the Riff Raff), was hailed as one of the best Americana records of the year. Songs from The Weaver’s Broom made "best of" lists for Daytrotter and Songpickr and were featured in Paste and Magnet. American Songwriter said that Anderson "evokes the open-tunings of Nick Drake as well as the barroom howl of Tom Waits." Before going solo, Anderson was known as the bandleader and songwriter for the beloved Chicago roots outfit Go Long Mule, as a guitar slinger for garage-rockers Rambos, and as a producer, sessions man and sideman for numerous artists. His influences range from country blues to psychedelic rock and are on prominent display in his masterful guitar playing and songwriting. Anderson’s sophomore release City of Vines will be released in the summer of 2017.
"Damn, this is an easy album to get into" - Power of Pop
"...a slice of expertly produced Americana brimming with warmth and some killer hooks. Think of the folkier early Wilco mixed with radio-friendliness of a Tom Petty -- filtered through Anderson's unique voice and sincere delivery." - Tomorrow's Verse
"...covers the Americana landscape with joy and a true rustic electricity." - Glide Magazine
"...a country cousin to The National’s sprawling Brooklyn rock." - Radio One Chicago
"...a timeless album for the ages." - JP's Music Blog
"Anderson is a troubadour for a new era. This is an ablum with a big sound, but yet an intimate feel; an album that speaks to musical roots and new possibilities." - Floorshime Zipper Boots