Ryley Walker

“I think more than anything the thing to take away from this record is that I appreciate what improv and jamming and that outlook on music has done for me, but I wanted rigid structure for these songs. I don’t want to expand upon them live. There’s a looseness to some of the songs I guess, but I didn’t want to rely on just hanging out on one note.

I was under a lot of stress because I was trying to make an anti-folk record and I was having trouble doing it. I wanted to make something deep-fried and more me-sounding. I didn’t want to be jammy acoustic guy anymore. I just wanted to make something weird and far-out that came from the heart finally. I was always trying to make something like this I guess, trying to catch up with my imagination. And I think I succeeded in that way — it’s got some weird instrumentation on there, and some surreal far-out words. And it’s more Chicago-y sounding. Chicago sounds like a train constantly coming towards you but never arriving. That’s the sound I hear, all the time, ringing in my ears."

[Taken from a conversation between Ryley and Laura Barton, 2018.]

Past Shows


Sep
11
th
2020
Palace Theatre
Sep
11
th
2020
Palace Theatre
postponed

Drive-By Truckers

with Ryley Walker
Oct
4
th
2018
7th St Entry
Oct
4
th
2018
7th St Entry

Ryley Walker

with Health&Beauty
Apr
23
rd
2018
Fine Line
Apr
23
rd
2018
Fine Line

CALEXICO

with Ryley Walker
Sep
30
th
2016
7th St Entry
Sep
30
th
2016
7th St Entry

Ryley Walker

with Circuit des Yeux and Steve Palmer
Apr
9
th
2016
Turf Club
Apr
9
th
2016
Turf Club

Deer Tick

with Ryley Walker
Mar
14
th
2014
Holy Mountain
Mar
14
th
2014
Holy Mountain

MIDWEST SHOWCASE 2014 DAY PARTY

with Lizzo, John Mark Nelson, Pink Frost and more!

More Shows

Apr
24
th
Fine Line

Nada Surf

Oct
10
th
The Theater at Xcel Energy Center

Tame Impala

with Perfume Genius
May
22
nd
7th St Entry
Sold Out

The Hold Steady

Apr
13
th
Fine Line

Brandy Clark