Ryan Dart
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Ryan Dart

Berthoud, CO | Established. Jan 01, 2011

Berthoud, CO
Established on Jan, 2011
Band Americana Folk




"Bonner and Bacon - Topp 30 2011"

Et Godt Nytt år, kjære venner og musikkjennere. Vi skriver 2012 med røde tall og konstaterer at vi forlater et formidabelt musikkår. Det som jo er litt trist, men på ingen måte uventet, er at de fleste som har holdt på med lister og oppsummeringer over årets plater dessverre stort sett har oppholdt seg på en eller annen fjern galakse eller stort sett har hatt nesa si farlig nær Pitchfork og brukt hele året på å drikke caffe latte på Grünerløkka. Her i Bønner & Bacon har vi snust på høyballer, jaktet på banditter og sære cowboys, og heldigvis hørt på de platene det er verdt å høre på.

Dette skal som dere sikkert allerede forstår bli en sending som oppsummerer musikkåret 2011, sett gjennom brillene Hank Williams aldri brukte. Men jeg har ikke tenkt å snakke så mye om platene. Jeg tror jeg rett og slett velger å la musikken få det meste av plassen, slik at vi får med alle på denne topp 30-listen jeg har foran meg. Og siden 30 låter ikke får plass på en time er Bønner & Bacon denne gang på hele to timer.

Her har du to timer stappfull med det beste fra 2011. Last ned rett til ditt stereoanlegg, MP 3-spiller og bilstereo her:

Bønner & Bacon - Topp 30 2011 (138,3 MiB, 70 hits)

30. Ryan Dart – Arizona
29. Blind Willies – Lord Thought He’d Make a Man
28. Chance Cody & Spur 503 – The Legend Grows
27. Sonia Leigh – 1978 December
26. Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers – Gravity
25. Jim Cuddy – With You
24. The Walkabouts – The Dustlands
23. David Robert King – Heaven
22. Delaney Davidson – You’re a Loser
21. The Deep Dark Woods – The Place I Left Behind
20. Freeman Dre & The Kitchen Party – Six Hundred Feet
19. Case Hardin – Champeen
18. Rattlesnake Deer – Think I’ll Get Drunk
17. Craig Bickhardt – This Old House
16. Hotels & Highways – Train Whistle
15. Rod Picott – Welding Burns
14. Donal Hinely – The Famous Rocket Cage
13. Emmylou Harris – The Road
12. Annie Lynch & the Beekeepers – Like A Dog
11. Whiskey & Co. – Road to Nowhere
10. Greg Brown – Let the Mystery Be
09. Balto – Self Portrait
08. Zoe Muth And The Lost High Rollers – I’ve Been Gone
07. Gillian Welch – Scarlet Town
06. Tom Waits – Last Leaf
05. The Far West – I’ll Never Drink Again
04. Stephen Simmons – Shine
03. Ryan Adams – Dirty Rain
02. Jeffrey Foucault – Starlight and Static
01. Tom Russell – Mesabi
- Musikkbloggen.no

"The Shift - Ryan Dart"

Roots, country rock, singer songwriter. Ryan Dart arriva dal Colorado. Ha scritto a lungo per altri e finalmente debutta con un disco a suo nome. Belle canzoni, produzione professionale, per un disco sorprendente che mostra un nuovo autore su cui contare per il futuro. Lo si può avvicinare a Townes Van Zandt, ma con un suono più elettrico. Alcuni giornalisti di settore lo hanno definito " The best thing after Neil Young's Harvest ". Esagerati ?. Sicuramente. Ma questo testifica comunque il valore del disco.

**(Translated from Italian...)"Roots rock, country, singer/songwriter, Ryan Dart, arrives from Colorado! Worked long for others and finally debuted with an album under his own name. Beautiful songs and professional production for a surprising showing a new writer on which to rely for the future. It can be compared with Townes Van Zandt, but with a more electric sound. Some journalists to the area they called it "The best thing after Neil Young's Harvest". Exaggerated?. Sure. But this testifies however to the value of the disk." -CARU.com - CARU.com

"The 1O Best local releases of 2O11"

Ryan Dart The Shift – Rayview Records

The album Jeff Bridges should have released is right here. Aw-shucks Southern storytelling that will make you man-up in life, but also make you tear up a bit for your family. - Marquee Magazine

"4.5 out of 5 stars"

Ryan Dart has spent more than a decade behind the scenes in the music business. As a road manager, F.O.H. engineer and studio engineer, Dart has made it his mission to make other artists sound and perform well. All of that time behind the wheel and behind the mixing console has obviously given the songwriter and spiritual guru massive amounts of inspiration.

The Shift may be a debut EP for Dart, but it comes across like a release from a well-seasoned musician. From the travelogue-esque opening track “Arizona” to the Tom Waits-influenced “Sugar For Your Wine,” Dart utilizes wonderfully poetic lyrics coupled with simple, but still deep compositions. The track “Too Old,” which he co-wrote with his long-time friend Casey?Fuller (of Fuller Audio), comes across like a lost Drive-By Truckers track — a great story, coupled with a twangy rock and roll base that never takes away from the songwriter’s original vision.

Backed by a gang of local musicians including Fuller, John McVey, Christian Teele, Chris Engleman, Eric Moon, Ryan Young, Greg McRae, Whitney Mann, and Daniel and Jake Sproul, as well as longtime friend and Arkansas musician/executive producer Erik Danielson, Dart tears through the six tracks on this release with a humble confidence and road-tested swagger.

There’s something about Dart’s persona, musical approach and delivery that is very reminiscent of ‘The Dude’ from The Big Lebowski, but, dare I say, this release is way better than the album that Jeff Bridges, who played The Dude in the film, recently released. The Shift is honest songwriting, heart-felt messages and a little bit of “aw shucks” Southern storytelling, which all work together to make it a truly astounding debut.
- Marquee Magazine


Still working on that hot first release.



Delivering heartfelt yet heartbreaking stories of Love, loss, and hard working farm life. Ryan draws on his years touring with Rose Hill Drive, Ryan Bingham, and J. Mascis as well as his "day job" as a farmer in Berthoud, CO.

Born in Colorado and raised on a small farm near Booneville, Arkansas between the Ozark and the Ouachita Mountains, Ryan Dart writes with a unique blend of mountain wisdom and "hard times" Southern grit.

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