Ryan Downey
Ryan Downey
Junk Bar presents

Ryan Downey

with special guests
The Junk Bar's Skukum Lounge (Ashgrove, QLD)
Thursday, 24 May 2018 7:30 PM
28 days away
18 Plus

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'Running' is the debut LP by Melbourne artist Ryan Downey, out April 13 via Barely DressedRecords. To celebrate the release, Ryan will undertake an East Coast tour which will include a performance at The Junk Bar on Thursday May 24.

Whether it's sorrow with satisfaction, or earnestness with innuendo, parallels continuously meet and entwine throughout Running's perfect combination of indie folk, pop and rock. The defining feature of Ryan's music is his voice; a jaw-dropping amalgamation of Leonard Cohen and a
spirited Bill Callahan by way of a mid-century crooner. The record is a glorious and perfectly constructed 21st century folk gem, and not a note detracts from Downey’s rich baritone as he sings a song cycle of humour and pathos, self-analysis, sex, love and modern life. Produced by Steve
Hassett (Luluc) and recorded in both New York and Melbourne, Running reveals Ryan Downey as a timeless talent.

An artist capable of balancing cheek and sincerity, classicism and swagger and grandeur and restraint all within a single composed breath, don’t miss Ryan in an intimate solo performance at the Junk Bar this May as he celebrates the release of his stunning debut LP.