When indie-folk musician Audrey Ryan performs live, she often switches between numerous instruments like the accordion, banjo, and electric guitar, looping and using each one as a layer for her songs. Although she’s only one person, with all of these parts combined — including her delicate and warm vocals — her music immediately builds up to a more robust and enveloping sound, similar to the full orchestration that accompanies artists like Bon Iver or Sufjan Stevens. For this episode of BTR Hear & There, Ryan played around the corner from Pete’s Candy Store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where she later performed and celebrated the release of her book The Need To Be Heard, a collection of stories for and about DIY musicians like herself.
Audrey Ryan’s latest album, Thick Skin, is out via Folkwit Records.
Official website for Audrey Ryan: http://www.audreyryan.org/
Upcoming Tour Dates:
11/11 @ Oak and the Ax in Biddeford, ME
11/12 @ Riverrun Bookstore in Portsmouth, NH
11/26 @ Half Lounge in Burlington, VT
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