Ryley Walker All Kinds Of You on LP
Ryley Walker is a 24 year-old singer/songwriter and guitarist from Chicago, IL. His debut album, All Kinds Of You, will be released worldwide via Tompkins Square. Having kicked around the windy city's experimental free/noise music scene for several years, Ryley recently turned to a folk-rock sound inspired by some of his heroes, among them Tim Hardin, Tim Buckley and Bert Jansch.
The result is a poised and accomplished 9-track first offering, recorded in Chicago by Cooper Crain (guitarist/keyboardist in Cave). With a stellar backing band, Walker unveils a swift sound here that recalls the golden eras of folk, lush with soul. Album opener "The West Wind" originally premiered on Walker's 3-song 12" EP of the same name which was released in November of 2013.
"With the charming swagger of jazz-folk troubadour Tim Buckley and the resonant, full picking style of Bert Jansch, 'The West Wind' comes from Walker's first widely available release, a three-song 12." With acoustic guitar in hand and a voice like browned butter, Walker swings and sways in a lush string-and-piano arrangement right out of Buckley's 'Starsailor'; it slowly picks up to a swirling gallop without bucking the rhythm." - NPR Music
Ryley Walker All Kinds Of You Track Listing:
1. The West Wind
3. Twin Oaks Pt. 1
4. Great River Road
5. Clear The Sky
6. Twin Oaks Pt. 2
8. On The Rise
9. Tanglewood Spaces