Ryley Walker, Skunk Wook Percussion Ensemble ( J-Guy, Jayson Gerycz), Party Snoozer
Monday May 18th
Folk-Rock | Chicago IL
With a powerful voice that spans ranges and eras, and an effortless approach to a fine melody on the guitar, Ryley Walker sets the bar higher for the modern folk artist.
The 24 year-old recently turned to his folk-rock sound, inspired by some of his heroes Bert Jansch, Tim Buckley, and Tim Hardin. After kicking around Chicago's experimental free/noise music scene and touring extensively with an array of artists, he grew into his current laid-back and folk-driven approach to tunes, resulting in several cassettes, singles, and a highly acclaimed EP The West Wind. His poised and accomplished debut LP All Kinds Of You, is due out April 2014 on the seminal Tompkins Square label. With a stellar backing band, Walker brings a swift sound that recalls the golden eras of folk, lush with soul.