Dead Coast Presents:
The Listening Room Series
Hosted by Brian Johannesen
This month's guests are:
Ryan Joseph Anderson (Chicago, IL)
Ian Fitzgerald (Providence, RI)
Ryan Joseph Anderson:
Ryan Joseph Anderson is known as the bandleader for the beloved Chicago roots outfit Go Long Mule, guitar slinger for garage-rockers Rambos, and as a producer, sessions man, and touring musician for a variety of artists. His influences as a songwriter range from country blues to psychedelic rock. American Songwriter said Anderson "evokes the open-tunings of Nick Drake as well as the barroom howl of Tom Waits." His debut record "The Weaver's Broom", engineered and co-produced by Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Hooray for the Riff Raff), was released in April of 2014 and was hailed as one of the best Americana records of the year. His songs have been included on "best of" lists for Daytrotter, Songpickr, and featured in Paste. He is currently working on his sophomore release due out in late 2016.
Ian Fitzgerald is a folk singer and songwriter. Based in New England, Ian has toured throughout the United States. Ian has independently released four albums of original material and has become known for his storytelling and skillful use of language. In their review of his latest album, No Time To Be Tender , Performer Magazine called Ian "a polished songsmith who is high atop a field of great artists breaking through to festival and folk concerts throughout the States."
Ian has opened shows for Iris DeMent; Willy Mason; Mark Erelli; Tracy Grammer; The Ballroom Thieves; Joe Fletcher; Tall Tall Trees; Vandaveer; Ark Life; Parsonsfield; and Freedy Johnston, among others, and has shared bills with the likes of Haunt The House; Christopher Paul Stelling; Ron Gallo; and Jonah Tolchin. Ian has also performed at a number of notable festivals and venues including: the 2016 and 2015 Newport Folk Festivals; 2014 All Newport's Eve (the official kickoff show for the 2014 Newport Folk Festival); NXNE; the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist Showcase; the Brown University Folk Festival; the In The Dead of Winter Festival; the Columbus Theatre; World Cafe Live at the Queen; and Infinity Music Hall.