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"Rylo is to blues as The Pogues are to traditional Irish music." and "band members throw themselves into their music!" The Virginian Pilot wrote in their reviews of Drnt Music... the all original full length debut by Norfolk band RYLO. One of the many positive reviews, along with the Natchel` Blues Network blues news saying "remarkably well crafted songs" and "fiery harp playing and amphetamine fueled blues and rockabilly". - Va. pilot / Natchel' blues news


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Awesome
author: Micheal from Schenectady

Awesome CD! Good music all around! Awesome.
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CAUTION: Contents Scorches Soul and Immolates the Eardrums
author: Damion Crowley

DRNT Music is a fantastic blues CD. It is an aggressive, demonstrative, swaggering album that brings to mind steam stained streets, scotch breath howling and everything truly dangerous about the blues and then puts them to a rhythm your body just cannot deny. There is not a bad track on the album, it is eminently danceable and singable. It's hard NOT to participate with this album. Love it!
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True "Live Show" energy! It's my summer party CD.
author: Jay Cambell

I bought this CD from the band at a show. I was hoping it would not sound canned or over-produced like so many recordings do. You see a band live and they rock, then the cd is lame, THIS CD ROCKS! It's not country but of country, not blues but sounds like blues, not rockabilly but you think so when you here it, can't explain it but it has become the party cd of the summer at my house. My girl likes it, my Mom fucking loves it, and I have not had it out of my player since the day I bought it. GREAT FUCKING CD.
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Jumping Blues/Rockabilly - Original sound!
author: Tom Ridell

Very enjoyable, great driving music. Some songs sound a little vintage but a fresh face overall on the tired blues scene. I'm so sick of the crap I hear/buy that is called blues, this I like, it kept me guessing. 8.5 on 10 perhaps. - cd baby / various


Rylo's Automatic Oil is a great blues LP
author: Jim "Dibbs" Dibble

Rylo really nails the Bar Blues Band sound with Automatic Oil. I heard they play very loud, and this music would sound even better at high volume. Baesen's harp work fits perfectly with GB's lead guitar. Got to go see them at the Taphouse !




Dirty Jump Blues, at your service..., January 11, 2007

Rylo, the most powerful blues to come out in a quarter century, is ready to ignite your player.
A fusion of talented musicians, showing an even balance of their respective talents, making you eagerly wonder when each one is going to head to national fame. - cd baby / various


Rylo is a blues band that doesn't really have the blues. You won't find any "woe is me, I've got bad luck and trouble" slow blues songs on their second album "Automatic Oil." Instead, this Hampton Roads quartet uses blues forms to shape ten original songs that rock, boogie and party like they're sitting on top of the world. - whrv


Discography

Drnt Music (2004 lp) ; Automatic Oil (2007 lp)

Tracks from both cd's air regularly on local , regional, and international radio stations and web/podcasts.

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"Rylo is to blues as The Pogues are to traditional Irish music." and "band members throw themselves into their music!" The Virginia Pilot wrote in their reviews of Drnt Music... the all original full length debut by Norfolk band RYLO. One of the many positive reviews, along with the Natchel` Blues Network blues news saying "remarkably well crafted songs" and "fiery harp playing and amphetamine fueled blues and rockabilly". Rylo was born of a few friends in southeast Virginia who shared a deep love for American roots music with a collective sigh for the cliches responsible for the genre's dying interest.
Rylo was formed in 2002. Yards from the docks of the Elizabeth River. After months of wood-shedding, uncountable cases of beer, handles of cheap bourbon, and one can of peach snuff, RYLO took Norfolk by storm. At their first show, the bar ran out of beer and the Fire Marshall's doubled back. The buzz was out.
Two years later, the band released their long awaited CD "Drnt Music". In 2007 "Automatic Oil" was released with nothing but rave local, national and international reviews !! RYLO is still bringing by far some of the largest local crowds in Hampton Roads. Over this period, Rylo has shared the stage with James Harman, John Nemeth, Mark Hummel, Deke Dickerson, The Rev. Horton Heat, Lee Rocker, The Drive By Truckers, Th' Legendary Shack Shakers, The Blasters, Derek Trucks band and Mid Atlantic blues legends The Nighthawks. Their wildly entertaining, sweat drenched shows make them the first call for promoters looking to round out a roots bill.
Unlike most other bands in this genre, RYLO relies heavily on writing original music rather than doing blues covers and other standards. "We pay homage to the root of our pulse and influence, yet personalize the songs true to our own experiences."
Whether it be the dirtiest gutter blues, or up-tempo, rockin' jump & swing, there is no doubt that in the most critical of rooms....Rylo will win em' over with their charm, guts, and flat out tenacity of four people who believe deeply in their music.
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Quote from producer/guitarist Pete Kanaras:

"Rylo is that rare breed of roots band that is umm, Un. Un afraid to venture into
new territory both musically and lyrically. Unwilling to play a song or a single
note that doesn't ring true to them. Unable to not throw down 1000% every time they
hit the stage. Incapable of playing Mustang Sally. no lame-ass Blues 101 covers here
folks, not a chance. They thoroughly know their roots history but are not slaves to it.
They wear their hearts on their sleeves, which is obvious to all, and they are a
handsome bunch too boot. they make the ladies swoon and grown men proud.
they are my friends and they totally, completely kick ass. if you're tired of
the same ol' same you should give these guys a good listen. i hope you enjoy
this new Rylo music as much as we enjoyed creating it for you.

bright moments,
pete kanaras