For the last show of the semester, Grinnell Concerts is excited to present Ryley Walker with openers Seth Hanson and Grinnell’s very own Adriana Walsh, this Thursday in Gardner.
Ryley Walker is a 24-year-old Chicago native singer/songwriter whose music has been described as “straight out of the 1970s.” Last year Walker released a 3-song EP, The West Wind, which features songs from his recently-released full-length LP, to critical acclaim.NPR Music’s Lars Gotrich wrote of the EP’s title track, “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.” The title track from the The West Wind was also featured on NPR Music’s SXSW 2014 mix, and the song earned him a spot on Acoustic Guitar’s “30 Great Guitarists Under 30” list. Be sure to check out the music video for “The West Wind,” which debuted on The Fader in November. For more information, see Ryley Walker’s page on The Windish Agency website.
THURSDAY, April 29th
This event is free and open to the public