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Hey Everybody. Thanks For Having a Look! The new CD called "READVILLE' was released March 2013 in limited edition on Ruido Grande Records. It is available on: CDBaby, iTunes, Rhapsody, Napster, BUG Digital and many other fine cyber outlets for unlimited downloading. I make my Fiddle debut on this record and it came out pretty good. I just played whatever notes producer Dave Westner said to play and it worked out pretty well. I think I may be a Fiddler in the "Snock" style created by Michael Hurley. Anyways,I hope you check it out ! To get it, click the "Buy" tab at the left. Thanks! — Jimmy
'READVILLE" - Boston Herald review by Jed Gottlieb:
"It’s hard to make a mandolin rock. Well, it’s hard for most players to make a mandolin rock. Local, left-hand picker Jimmy Ryan has no trouble blitzing through bluegrass or giving his tiny instrument a punk rock feel. ... 'Readville,' the latest from the local mandolin master, is a hootin’, hollerin’ romp."
JIMMY RYAN'S READVILLE 3 on NewTV's "Newton Roadhouse:"
"ROCKET 2 THE SOUL" at Lizard Lounge CD release party:
INTERVIEW with Jed Gottlieb in the Boston Herald Studios:
"GONE YER GONE" in the Boston Herald studios:
FUN WITH MUSIC - Boston Herald review by Nate Dow:
The Boston mandolin master returns with another romp through bluegrass, rock and honky-tonk. Kicking off with the droll “My Last Whiskey Song,” a twangy duet with Sarah Borges, the former Blood Oranges frontman manages to find the light in even such dark songs as the Freddie Hart/Harlan Howard downer “It Takes One to Know One” and New Order’s “Love Vigilantes.” The pulse of those covers and the eight originals is Ryan’s redefining approach to his instrument. Download: “Get Out of My Yard.”
Jimmy Ryan & Mark Spencer accompanied Laura Cantrell for an opening set at The Gramercy Theatre in NYC then Jimmy joined Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Louvin headlining the night Grand Ole Opry style... The New York Times reported: "Laura Cantrell, who was born in Nashville but has long lived in New York City, opened the concert. With a serene, piping voice reminiscent of Emmylou Harris's, Ms. Cantrell moves between thoughtful alt-country Americana and old-time country. She had a string band -- including a left-handed mandolinist, Jimmy Ryan, who so impressed Mr. Louvin that he was invited to sit in."