DOWN BY THE RIVER adds RYLEY WALKER to line-up03-02-2015
On May 3rd the first edition of Down By The River will take place. A new rootsfestival organized in cooperation with Poppodium Grenswerk in Venlo and yours truly Sedate Bookings. The festival focusses on renewing roots and alt-country music. The first two bands were already announced and today we're happy to add Ryley Walker to the line-up. More names to follow!
Down By The River, after the song of Neil Young, comprises the thought behind the festival. Flowing like the river Maas, fresh; seeking the sharp edges. Poppodium Grenswerk is located close to the Maas and the river will also be involved in the festival. The Hackensaw Boys and J.P. Harris & The Tough Choices were announced previously.
Ryley Walker is the reincarnation of the True American Guitar Player. That's as much a testament to his roving, rambling ways as to the fact that his Guild D-35 guitar has endured a few stints in the pawnshop. Swap out rural juke joints for rotted DIY spaces and the archetype is solidly intact. His personal life might be tumultuous and his residential status in question, but his bedrock is disciplined daily rehearsal and an inexhaustible wellspring of song craft.
The skillful guitar player and Illinois native has recently joined the Dead Oceans-label and will have a new album named "Primrose Green" out in March. Get a lick of the new album by listening to the title track via Aquarium Drunkard or above. Down by the River at Poppodium Grenswerk Sunday May 3rd 2015 Tickets: €20 (presale €17,50) Get them here!