Ryan Cavanaugh Releases Solo Improvisational Project
Ryan Cavanaugh has released a solo improvisational project: The REALIST.
The digital release is available for purchase at this time.
Available for download at:
Relying on his considerable musical experience and jazz roots, Ryan Cavanaugh has created an original project that is already receiving acclaim in his field.
John Mclaughlin says:
“I’ve known Ryan Cavanaugh for quite a few years…from the outset I could hear a very talented young musician. The fact that he was already breaking down preconceived notions about how a Banjo should be played, and what music should be played on the Banjo endeared me to him all the more. In this new recording Ryan is again knocking down all preconceived ideas about the Banjo.”
This is a very personal statement from a musician who, because of personal artistic integrity, insists on seeking a new way to play, to communicate to the listener his vision and life in music.
“In addition to an impeccable technique, this is the music of a real “Free Spirit” enjoying his musical universe, and as such is particularly valid in this day of cliché driven music and deserves a hearing from anyone truly interested in the evolution of modern music. Highly recommended.”
“Totally captivating…What technique and rich language. The whole world should hear this.”- Tony Trishka
“I don’t think anyone I’m aware of could do this and it’s really cool and a delightful listen.” – Danny Barnes
Originally from North Carolina, by way of New Jersey, Cavanaugh began performing on stage as a child with traditional greats like Doc Watson, Doug Dillard, and John McEuen. Having honed his present ultra-modern chops under the wings of Jazz sax legend Bill Evans, while touring extensively in Europe, Cavanaugh has meticulously developed a technical approach and songwriting craft entirely his own. His desire to return to the States garnered a year with the Jeff Austin Band, Jenny Lyn Gardner (Della Mae), and Songs From the Road Band, plus all star shows with Jeremy Garrett (Infamous Stringdusters) as well as various bluegrass and jazz studio dates/live appearances.
Cody “Chicago Farmer” Diekhoff is releasing his sixth studio album, “Flyover Country.” The album has a common thread, a love and respect for regular folks, those who might be overlooked and underappreciated.
Photos by Nancy Isaac. Videos by Kyle Isaac and Festy GoNuts. The 5th Winter String Fling was held this weekend (January 3 - 4, 2020) at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom and the Other Side. As usual, this 2-night event brought together the finest in...
Strings & Sol returned to Mexico for the 8th year this past December, and as usual, it seemed to leave a huge impression on everyone that attended. Here are the fan-favorite moments from Strings & Sol 2019:
2019 was an amazing year for live music and music festivals. We are looking back with the First Annual Festy Awards! Check out the best of 2019 in Music Festivals…
Leftover Salmon is celebrating 30 Years Under the Big Top. We interviewed Vince Herman and Drew Emitt about the celebration, commemorative box set, and pacing themselves…
Sticks N’ Thorns is the new project from Leftover Salmon banjoist Andy Thorn and flatpicking guitarist Jon Stickley of the Jon Stickley Trio. Read on for tour dates and more…
Winter Folk Music and Photography Showcase is a 12- day event that takes place over 4 consecutive weekends throughout February and into March, 2020, in Longmont, Colorado.
What to get for the music festival lover in your life? Here’s a list of some fun and useful gifts any music fetival fan will love! For the holidays, or anytime!
The Gem and Jam Festival will be returning to Tuscon, AZ at the Pima County Fairgrounds on January 31st – February 2nd, 2020. After taking a year hiatus, this well-loved music festival is excited to announce its return – along with its initial artist lineup.