Irish singer Ryan Sheridan has started his German tour almost simultaneously with the release of his album. Americana features new interpretations of contemporary songs that are sure to make the hearts of friends of the bluegrass and Americana sound beat faster.
America is one of the musician’s favourite countries. Even as a young man, he was allowed to travel the continent far from home as a dancer with the group Riverdance. Now the new album is more or less a thank-you for the fact that this musical genre has carried him through the pandemic. He has reinterpreted and produced all the pieces himself. Working together with drummer Ronan Nolan, the songs have their own sound, which is given its own touch by Ryan Sheridan’s energetic guitar playing.
Now the singer and songwriter is back. On Americana, he releases 11 songs that he has selected with care and sensitivity. The “time out from his own creative phase” was extremely exciting for the musician and fans will also rediscover the love of handmade music that so distinguishes Ryan Sheridan songs in his newly interpreted songs.
The album is also characterised by the fact that the top 10 pieces of bluegrass and Americana are not interpreted here. The Irish musician demonstrates a sure instinct in his selection, and so there are often pieces that are also quasi topical.
My personal favourite is Have a Little Faith in Me by John Hiatt. A piece I probably first heard in the film Benny & Joon in the early 90s. A wonderful film that comes alive again in my mind’s eye with Ryan Sheridan’s version. Furthermore, of course, Get Yourself Together is to be recommended. A piece that already made it to our top videos of the month in March.
The album invites you to immerse yourself and is certainly a real experience when played live. Ryan Sheridan can be experienced live in Germany until 22 May 2022.
Ryan Sheridan live in Germany
11.05.2022 Hamburg – Grünspan
12.05.2022 Hannover – Musikzentrum
14.05.2022 Frankfurt – Batschkapp
16.05.2022 München – hansa 39
17.05.2022 Stuttgart – Im Wizemann
18.05. 2022 Nürnberg – Hirsch
21.05.2022 Ulm – Roxy
22.05.2022 Köln – Luxor