Buckle up, you are about to take a journey. In the 60s and 70s, performers of the day experimented with multiple styles. Joni Mitchell, David Crosby, and James Taylor strode from folk to jazz. The Beatles tipped their hats to the 40s while stretching the boundaries into Indian, blues, and hard-edged rock. The Rolling Stones turned in classic rock- and blues- influenced recordings and eventually even infused disco into their lexicon.
All the while, a developing Ryan Michael Galloway just couldn’t stop writing songs representing a variety of tastes. At the center of his music is folk-jazz, songs with more than three chords, more than simple triads, and a layering of poetically-crafted lyrics that surprisingly read as well as they sing. To that, add a dash of expert bluesy, edgy rock guitar playing and an occasional touch of country—even that good ol' Texas swing.
The combination is enough to drive the music marketers crazy, but provides you—the listener—with far more than a collection of songs that sound the same. All who wander are not lost, and this artist knows exactly what he’s doing. Settle in, look out the window, and enjoy the ride with Ryan Michael Galloway. The journey starts now.
—Tom Kreason, Director, Texas Musicians Museum
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Words and Music by Ryan Michael Galloway
RMG: Lead vocals, all guitars, background vocals
Chad Ireland: Drums
Aaron Yuhas: Sax, bass
Alex Yuhas: Background vocals
Drunken singalong crowd: Michael “The Mudcat” Reames, Bron Buick, Ryan Stokes, Aaron Yuhas, Wayne “Gator” Folse, Michelle Carney, RMG, and just about anyone else who was standing around or happened to wander in off of the street.
from All Dressed Up,
released March 1, 2013
RMG: All guitars, lead vox, singing background vox
Aaron Yuhas: Bass, sax
Chad Ireland: Drums
Alex Yuhas: Singing background Vox
Background sing-along vox: Michael “The Mudcat” Reames, Bron Buick, Ryan Stokes, Aaron Yuhas, Wayne “Gator” Folse, RMG, WHO ELSE???
Produced by: David Williams and RMG
Recorded at The Vault Studios, Houston, TX