A Day's Ride
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A Day's Ride

Detroit, Michigan, United States | SELF

Detroit, Michigan, United States | SELF
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May
24
A Day's Ride @ Emerald Theatre

Mount Clemens, Michigan, USA

Mount Clemens, Michigan, USA

May
11
A Day's Ride @ uDetroit Cafe

Detroit, Michigan, USA

Detroit, Michigan, USA

Feb
10
A Day's Ride @ Campus Martius Park

Detroit, Michigan, USA

Detroit, Michigan, USA

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A Day’s Ride - Dead Of Winter (Independent)
The cover (and title) of A Day’s Ride’s “Dead Of Winter” EP suggests a stark, back-to-basics Americana band, brought up on early Low albums and Palace Brothers b-sides. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth, although they’re very much an American band, it’s 1970’s blues-rock that provides inspiration. They probably wouldn’t have sounded out of place on the soundtrack to Cameron Crowe’s “Almost Famous” movie, or supporting Bad Company.

There are a couple of things that place them into the here and now. Singer-guitarist Jon Jackson has a voice full of soul, with more than a hint of vulnerability at its edges. With a production that ‘feels’ modern, it contemporizes the band’s sound and allows them plenty of space to grow.

The five songs on “Dead Of Winter” are real band efforts, with the rhythm section of Andrew Mast on drums and Karl Messenger on bass lying down sinewy grooves with guitarists Jackson and John Gallo working the spaces. It’ll make you move, for sure, and though they’re rarely as heavy as their ‘70s forerunners, or later bands like the Black Crowes, it’s to the latter that songs like “Man With a Thousand Parts” or “Keep Me From Drownin'” draw the easiest comparisons. If you’re curious, have a listen on their Facebook page.
www.facebook.com/adaysride
- Leicester Bangs


A Day’s Ride - Dead Of Winter (Independent)
The cover (and title) of A Day’s Ride’s “Dead Of Winter” EP suggests a stark, back-to-basics Americana band, brought up on early Low albums and Palace Brothers b-sides. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth, although they’re very much an American band, it’s 1970’s blues-rock that provides inspiration. They probably wouldn’t have sounded out of place on the soundtrack to Cameron Crowe’s “Almost Famous” movie, or supporting Bad Company.

There are a couple of things that place them into the here and now. Singer-guitarist Jon Jackson has a voice full of soul, with more than a hint of vulnerability at its edges. With a production that ‘feels’ modern, it contemporizes the band’s sound and allows them plenty of space to grow.

The five songs on “Dead Of Winter” are real band efforts, with the rhythm section of Andrew Mast on drums and Karl Messenger on bass lying down sinewy grooves with guitarists Jackson and John Gallo working the spaces. It’ll make you move, for sure, and though they’re rarely as heavy as their ‘70s forerunners, or later bands like the Black Crowes, it’s to the latter that songs like “Man With a Thousand Parts” or “Keep Me From Drownin'” draw the easiest comparisons. If you’re curious, have a listen on their Facebook page.
www.facebook.com/adaysride
- Leicester Bangs


Honesty, pure honesty, and just the raw expressions of self with music, vocals, and more. Simply putting it, that describes A Days Ride and their new album “Dead of Winter.” Throughout the album their artistic expression goes beyond being real to crossing over to genuine story-telling that pulls the listener in as they enjoy the melody and beats.

Furthermore, in some spots of the album you enjoy a pop that has a late 90’s feel to it that adapts well with the overall artistic flow of the album as a whole. Some of my favorite hits from “Dead of Winter,” include Tonight, and Dead of Winter, which are two dynamically different songs, but yet they express themselves with a tone similar to Aimee Mann, though less dreary, and more honest.

All in all if you’re in the mood for something that can speak to your soul through the expression of self, then you need to check out A Days Ride and their album “Dead of Winter.” It’s not feel good music, but instead it’s feel what’s real music that one can truly identify with if they give it the chance to speak to their soul. - jpkgroovehouse


Honesty, pure honesty, and just the raw expressions of self with music, vocals, and more. Simply putting it, that describes A Days Ride and their new album “Dead of Winter.” Throughout the album their artistic expression goes beyond being real to crossing over to genuine story-telling that pulls the listener in as they enjoy the melody and beats.

Furthermore, in some spots of the album you enjoy a pop that has a late 90’s feel to it that adapts well with the overall artistic flow of the album as a whole. Some of my favorite hits from “Dead of Winter,” include Tonight, and Dead of Winter, which are two dynamically different songs, but yet they express themselves with a tone similar to Aimee Mann, though less dreary, and more honest.

All in all if you’re in the mood for something that can speak to your soul through the expression of self, then you need to check out A Days Ride and their album “Dead of Winter.” It’s not feel good music, but instead it’s feel what’s real music that one can truly identify with if they give it the chance to speak to their soul. - jpkgroovehouse


Discography

Dead of Winter (EP) November 1, 2011

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Bio

This ride started in the hills of Indiana and in the fields of Southern Michigan and in the outskirts of the Motor City and in the shadow of the Big Apple. It took twists and turns through deep valleys and across lonely desserts, but it brought the lives and music of Jon Jackson (vocals/guitar), Andrew Mast (drums), John Gallo (guitar), and Karl Messenger (bass guitar) together in the summer of 2011, and A Day’s Ride was born or maybe it was just named.

See, like the members of A Day’s Ride, everyone's on a journey. Each day is the continuation of the trip we've been on for the last week, month, or year or the beginning of a new trek to figure out a bit more about who we are and what we're doing here. Every ride is full of pain and full of purpose. Our travels are marked with joy and sadness, with laughs and tears. But the ride doesn't stop. We don't stand still. Whether you're flying, driving, or walking, you're riding somewhere.

So as you go A Day’s Ride offers the soundtrack to this journey. The heart of the blues, the energy of rock n’ roll, the familiarity of pop music and the hook that feels new and old at the same time. Songs that speak deeply to the human condition, songs about love, fear, joy, sadness and every bump or bruise in between, that is what A Day’s Ride brings along.

On the coat tails of their debut release Dead of Winter, A Day’s Ride is willing to walk, drive, or fly wherever people desire music that stirs the soul while begging them to sing along. Knowing that the ride could lead just about anywhere, they look fondly on the places this road has taken them so far and peer expectantly on down the line to the stops and souls they will encounter in the miles to come.