On April 16th, Ryley Walker will release a Record Store Day full-length recorded with Charles Rumback titled, Cannots.
Fellow denizens of Chicago, IL, Rumback (drums, organ) and Walker (acoustic and electric guitar, piano, bells) laid down Cannots during two short sessions, a month apart, overseen by Brian J. Sulpizio. Each player’s schedule was too hectic ahead of these sessions to allow any time to discuss the direction of the record, so what you hear was wholly improvised on the spot. The results maybe recall the legendary jams of Sandy Bull and Billy Higgins, perhaps the soundtrack work of Ry Cooder, or Neil Young circa Dead Man…whatever you hear there is an undeniably magical chemistry at play.
Ryley Walker‘s already had a full year – and it’s not even March. His passport got stamped in Bosnia, Macedonia, Croatia (for the first time no less) on his Central & Eastern European tour. On his inaugural Australian tour, Walker opened for Joanna Newsom at the Sydney Opera House. While in Glasgow, Walker played two sold out Bert Jansch tribute shows alongside legends such as Robert Plant, Jacqui Mcshee, Archie Fisher, Graham Coxon and Ben Watt. Walker’s currently touring as a duo with Danny Thompson (Pentangle, Nick Drake, Talk Talk) and will open for Deer Tick once he returns stateside.
Cannots is available in limited edition, electric-blue vinyl, featuring cover art by Adam F Scott(adamscottstudio.com), and will be released by Dead Oceans on Record Store Day 2016. Full list of dates below.
RYLEY WALKER TOUR DATES
*new dates in bold*
Thurs. Feb. 25 – Liverpool, UK @ Music Room, Liverpool Philharmonic &
Fri. Feb. 26 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club &
Sat. Feb. 27 – Farndale, North Yorkshire, UK @ The Band Room &
Sun. Feb. 28 – Manchester, UK @ Band On The Wall &
Mon. Feb. 29 – London, UK @ Bush Hall &
Thurs. March 10 – Sat. March 12 – Chicago, IL @ Levitation Chicago – Thalia Hall
Sun. April 3 – Jackson, MS @ Duling Hall †
Tue. April 5 – St. Louis, MO @ The Duck Room @ Blueberry Hill †
Wed. April 6 – Iowa City, IA @ Mission Creek Music Fest – The Mill †
Thur. April 7 – Chicago, IL @ Old Town School of Folk Music †
Fri. April 8 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre †
Sat. April 9 – Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club †
Mon. April 11 – Boulder, CO @ Bluebird Theatre †
Tue. April 12 – Aspen, CO @ Belly Up †
Wed. April 13 – Santa Fe, NM @ MEOW Wolf †
Fri. April 29 – Belfast, IE @ Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival
Sat. April 30 – Sun. May 1 – Kilkenny, IE @ Kilkenny Roots Festival
Sun. May 2 – Dublin, IE @ Whelans
Sun. June 19 – Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret
Fri. June 24 – Sun. June 26 – Oslo, NO @ Piknik i Parken
Sat. Aug. 6 – Sun. Aug. 7 – London, UK @ Caught By The River Thames
Thur. Aug. 18 – Sat. Aug. 20 – Praia do Tabuao, PT @ Paredes de Coura
& = w/ Danny Thompson
† = w/ Deer Tick