Ryley Walker

Ryley Walker

Fri · May 18 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$15.00

This event is 21 and over

Ryley Walker
Ryley Walker
“I think more than anything the thing to take away from this record is that I appreciate what improv and jamming and that outlook on music has done for me, but I wanted rigid structure for these songs. I don’t want to expand upon them live. There’s a looseness to some of the songs I guess, but I didn’t want to rely on just hanging out on one note .

I was under a lot of stress because I was trying to make an anti-folk record and I was having trouble doing it. I wanted to make something deep-fried and more me-sounding. I didn’t want to be jammy acoustic guy anymore. I just wanted to make something weird and far-out that came from the heart finally. I was always trying to make something like this I guess, trying to catch up with my imagination. And I think I succeeded in that way — it’s got some weird instrumentation on there, and some surreal far-out words. And it’s more Chicago-y sounding. Chicago sounds like a train constantly coming towards you but never arriving. That’s the sound I hear, all the time, ringing in my ears."

Taken from a conversation between Ryley and Laura Barton, 2018.
Venue Information:
The Hungry Brain
2319 W. Belmont
Chicago, IL, 60618
http://www.hungrybrainchicago.com/