Ryan Oyer’s all new stage show is possibly the most ambitious undertaking by a Chattanooga band yet.
|The Camp House, 149 East Martin Luther King Blvd. Chattanooga, TN. Show starts 8pm. Saturday August 29th.
Tickets $8. advance from TheCampHouse.com
$10. at door. All ages welcome
This full band ensemble marks a major step up in Ryan’s career:
On Saturday, August 29th, 14 musicians will gather on the Camphouse stage, featuring full horn and string sections and backing vocals supporting Ryan Oyer’s traditional 5 piece rock band.
Earlier this summer Ryan Oyer proved a major point at his Nightfall headlining performance when his full band played before a few thousand people who came together, many singing along with the already familiar songs and impressive arrangements featuring Chattanooga’s hometown musicians.
— ArtFRONT (@ArtFRONT) July 13, 2015
Ryan Oyer has the kind of mass appeal that makes his music universally likeable, listenable and memorable. Somehow it harkens back to the glory days of James Taylor and Jackson Browne, although Ryan was raised on the influence of Oasis and earlier Beatles and John Lennon recordings. “He has a voice I can listen to”.. said a new fan at a recent concert.
The CD release celebrates the release of the new 15 song album “Pinup Queens & Silver Screens” plus the 6 song EP “The Matinee,” both available at the event.
These are possibly the most meticulously produced albums ever to come out of Chattanooga’s burgeoning music scene. Over 30 of the Chattanooga area’s most accomplished musicians participated. Instrumentals and vocals include Butch Ross, Tiffany Taylor, Megan Howard, Danimal Pinson and many more who will appear onstage at the Aug. 29th celebration. Produced by Butch Ross, Ryan Oyer and Michael McDade the sound quality and mix on these recordings are top notch. As usual Ryan’s songwriting is straightforward and stays on course as to matters of the heart, specifically romantic relationships with all their trials and benefits.
Webb Barringer, an up and coming Chattanooga singer songwriter who will be opening The Aug. 29th show stated;. “Ryan Oyer’s understanding of love and emotion is something that will haunt you with its sincerity. It’ll stick with you.”
Multi-instrumental musician and co-producer Butch Ross stated;
“…It’s his strongest batch of songs to date. With new musical colors like horns and strings the distinct individuality in his songwriting emerges. Ryan Oyer has found his voice.”
The live show however, gives a full on rock concert, bordering on moments of pre-psychedelia, complete with light show by Blueshift Optical productions. This is definitely going to be a full evening of entertainment with a huge appeal to adult music loving audiences. It is all ages friendly as well. You won’t find a more shareable and stimulating evening of family entertainment. Bring the kids and they may discover what hometown heroes can accomplish with vision, determination and perseverance. Ryan’s confidence and constant experience performing in front of live audiences is paying off.
~Robin Merritt ArtFRONT presentations
Photo by Mark Herndon
Mark’s local music photography links: facebook.com/ChattanoogaLiveMusic
Ryan Oyer – guitars/vocals
Megan Howard – vocals/tambourine
Michael McDade – Guitars/Bass
Butch Ross – Dulcimer, Keyboards, Samples, Guitars, Vocals (All the things)
Matt Shigekawa – Guitars
Travis Kilgore – Bass/vocals
Todd Garland – Drums
Stephanie Brooks – Viola
Kelsey Stevenson – Violin
Lindsey Comer – Violin
Ben Van Winkle – Cello
Ben Parris – Sax
Russell White – Trombone
Katie Kilgore – Trumpet
ArtFRONT & MySecretIdentity.org booking & publicity are Providing PR, writing press releases and radio one-sheet recommendations for this stage of Ryan Oyer’s live shows and most recent albums, A full press release for this event is available for media HERE. See the MysecretIdentity.org website for info on booking this artist. ~R.