Ryan Warner & The Moonlight Ride
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Ryan Warner & The Moonlight Ride


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"Rancho Relaxo - Sept. 4 - 2010"

To be honest, we did not know very much about Ryan Warner when we were asked by Old Crowns to attend the show, but we’re certainly glad we had a chance to see him. Ryan Warner had a pretty impressive turnout, especially considering he was the first act on stage AND it was the Saturday of the long weekend. Warner, who was joined on stage by a couple friends, has a great voice. He has a unique sound that is a sort of bluesy folk, sometimes reminiscent of The Black Keys at its most rocking moments. He played a solid set and we were quite impressed.
Warner released his album in July and you can check out his MySpace for a selection of his tunes. He’s got a couple shows coming up and we really recommend you check out his album and see him live. - Buying Shots for Bands

"Rancho Relaxo - April 1st - 2010"

Singer and songwriter Ryan Warner kicked off the night with some pretty sick tunes. A mash up of dirty acoustic riffs intertwined with soulful vocals, Ryan's stage presence had the crowd entranced as he pitched fastball solos, struck some serious chords amplified by his kick-ass stompbox (STOMPBOX!!!) and threw us all a few surprise reverb-rocking curveballs. Stompbox Stompbox Stompbox. Full stop. - Vanessa Vakharia


Ryan Warner - Sweet Marie EP (self-released 2009)

Ryan Warner - Ryan Warner LP (self-released 2010)

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Ryan Warner began songwriting during an isolated year abroad.

Feeling like a causality of exile, doomed to ride out his days in the drab, unappealing concrete of a new-built South Korea, Warner found his imagination drifting to the wellsprings of American music. Most notably, the South and the Delta blues.

It was during this time that Warner immersed himself in the music of Skip James, Mississippi John Hurt, Howlin' Wolf, Tom Waits, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, and Nick Cave. As well as the literature of William S. Burroughs, Jack Kerouac and William Faulkner.

Warner spent a year rigorously gigging his new "Delta" songs for Korean audiences and a handful of ex-patriots. His material stomped and snarled, usually leaving the Koreans bewildered and igniting raucous reactions from his fellow ex-pats.

After returning to the homeland, Warner quickly recorded the "Sweet Marie EP" over labor day weekend (having many good takes ruined by The Blue Angels blasting overhead the small Toronto apartment).

For the next year, Warner would bounce around Southern Ontario, gigging and writing--while feeling out of place in most every town and city.

Drawn to Toronto by it's diverse and vibrant music community, Warner settled in and began working on what would become his debut full length.

The Ryan Warner LP boasts two things: No Edits & No Overdubs.

Wanting his record to feel more "alive" than most contemporary multi-tracked records, Warner setup shop in an historical building (now a French fine dining restaurant) that featured sturdy hardwood floors, lofty ceilings, exposed brick walls and other walls covered in tin. With musicians Chris Huggett (electric guitars) and Waleed Deyab (drums/engineering) and various microphones in place, the trio captured Warner's songs in complete takes.

The Ryan Warner LP was released in July 2010 and has been selling steadily.

Since the release, Ryan Warner has enlisted the new talents of his band "The Moonlight Ride." A ferocious foursome that can boogie and blast in equal measure. These musicians enhance the twisted explorations of Warner's earlier material while encouraging the expansion of sounds for the future.

Frequently gigging around Toronto, Ryan Warner & The Moonlight Ride aim to drag audiences kicking and screaming to the edges of town in hopes to reveal the grotesque beauty that lurks on the fringe. However, most audiences have be following these boys on their own free will.

With numerous gigs lined up for 2011 including a spot at Canadian Music Week, Ryan Warner & The Moonlight Ride are gearing up for one hell of a year.