Audrey Ryan at Passim
Audrey Ryan is a Boston-based singer-songwriter indie rock artist best known as a “one-man-band” multi-instrumentalist using loops on guitar as well as accordion, ukulele, drums, vibraphone and other unique instrumentation. Her music is often described as ethereal, eclectic, and uniquely authentic in its originality. She has toured globally sharing the stage with Suzanne Vega, They Might be Giants, Josh Ritter, Sam Amidon, Beth Orton, Glen Hansard, Grace Potter, and Ra Ra Riot to name a few.
It’s been five years since Audrey has released a new record which coincides with when she started a family. Two kids later, Audrey is back to share a collection of new songs recorded with Steve Brodsky (Cave In, Mutoid Man). This material includes some of her trademark one-man-band loop songs as well as accordion and vibraphone compositions. Over ten years after releasing Dishes & Pills the record featuring “Later Alligator” that was featured on the TV show Glee, Audrey has written the sequel song “After a While Crocodile” in this new collection. The song “Dear Dave” is a tribute to her friend the late Dave Lamb of Brown Bird who passed away of Leukemia a little over five years ago when Audrey was pregnant with her daughter. Lastly, her song “Coyote” is a written from the perspective of an illegal immigrant youth which is a reflection of her work in hospitals as a crisis clinician.
Her album release show at Club Passim Thursday, June 20th is a celebration of her emerging from early parenthood into making music and sharing it again.