Joey Ryan. songwriter/composer
...with its roots above and its branches below
Joey Ryan's 2007 full length LP, produced by Steph Altman at Mophonics LA, led to a slew of syncs in the US and UK. The version released in the UK contains bonus tracks not featured on the As It Must Be EP.
As It Must Be
Produced by Stephan Altman "As It Must Be" was warmly received by independent press and non-comm radio radio.
Kenter Canyon EP
Kenter Canyon kicks off with singer Sara Bareilles joining Ryan on the Josh Ritter-esque "Broken Headlights". Bareilles isn't the only guest musician who contributes. Gillian Welch's long-time partner Dave Rawlings pitches in on "Queen Jane", a track unsurprisingly built on a solid roots foundation, but given an ornate dressing in the arrangement. Z Berg (The Like) provides backing vocals on "Permanent", a song that is painful, in a good way.
Velvet-voiced singer songwriter Joey Ryan is one of LA's most successful real-touring-artists-whose-music-appears-in-TV-and-film.
Since 2006, when he co-wrote the iconic anthem for Visa's "Life Takes Visa" campaign, he has written original songs for national and international commercials campaigns and films, and had his material licensed on numerous stateside TV shows. You can check the clips and music by clicking on the "music" and "reel" tabs above.
He writes intelligent and simple tunes, on request, and he is also a very nice chap.