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A little bit from Cranford Porchfest 

Had a great time at the Cranford Porchfest today. They do such a great job with that event! Here's a little snippet from my show today, doing a little Weezer.

Time, location set for Cranford Porchfest 

Quick update here: The time and spot for my show at the Cranford Porchfest on Saturday, Oct. 9. I'll be playing at 2:30 p.m. at 19 Greaves Place. Rain date would be the following Saturday, the 16th. 

The Cranford Porchfest keeps getting bigger and better every year, and I'm excited to be a part of it. Keep checking here for the full schedule: https://cranfordporchfest.wixsite.com/porchfest. (Doesn't appear to be posted yet, but I'm sure it's coming very soon.)

Hope to see you there!

Show this Saturday: Roselle Park Arts Festival 

Hey there! How are you? 

A pic from the last time I played the Roselle Park Arts Festival, in 2017It’s been a little while, but I have a couple of shows coming up in New Jersey that I’d like to tell you about. 

This Saturday (Sept. 25), I’m playing at 4:15 p.m. at the Roselle Park Arts Festival in Roselle Park. Look for me at the library stage. This is a free festival with dozens of arts and craft booths, live street art, live music, dance performances and food trucks. It’s really a cool event. Find out more about it at https://www.rplovesart.org. (Rain date is Sunday.) 

Also, to put it on your radar, I’ll be playing at the Cranford Porchfest again on Saturday, Oct. 9. I don’t yet know what time I go on or which porch I’ll be at. I’ll get back to you on that. 

It goes without saying that it would be great to see you at either (or both!) of these shows if you’re in the area. 

And don’t forget I have a new album out called, “The Shoestring Sessions (Reissue).” You can buy the CD on my music/store page. It’s also available on Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music Unlimited or pretty much any place where you can download music. 

And, in case you missed them, there are lyric videos for every song on “The Shoestring Sessions.” You can watch them all on the video page

That’s all I’ve got for now. Take care. 

You rock! 

Ryan

Show announcements! 

It's been a little while (stupid pandemic!), but I'm actually going to be playing a couple of shows here over the next couple of weeks.

I'll be playing at the Roselle Park Arts Festival in Roselle Park, N.J., on Saturday, Sept. 25. I'll be in front of the library. Time TBA. Keep checking back here or sign up for the email list for updates. (UPDATE: I go on at 4:15 p.m.)

Then on Saturday, Oct. 9, I'll be back at the Cranford Porchfest in Cranford, N.J. The time and address for that is TBA as well.

I'm excited to get back at it! I hope you'll come out if you're in the area.

'Sad Song' lyric video 

Here is the last installment of the lyric videos from “The Shoestring Sessions.” This one is for “Sad Song.” While it is undoubtedly a sad song itself, it is meant to be more of a tribute to sad songs. 

What's your favorite sad song?

 

Lyric video for 'My Luck' 

Here's the lyric video for "My Luck."

Also, I feel obligated to say that I'm actually very happy at my current job.

Lyric video: 'Such a Wreck' 

Here's the lyric video for "Such a Wreck." This is one of the oldest songs on the new album. (Either this one or "Shotgun" is the oldest. They were both written before "Public School" was even released.) I'm glad I finally recorded it. And a little bit of trivia: I rewrote the bridge lyrics for the album.

Lyric video for 'Life on Mars' 

As I mentioned when "The Shoestring Sessions" was reissued, I planned to circle back to the lyric videos that I had previously released and re-post them with the new and improved audio on them. We're now at that stage. Here's the video for "Life on Mars."

And what do you mean this planet doesn't look like Mars?