Singer-songwriter Ryan Bingham released American Love Song, his sixth studio album, via Axter Bingham Records. Ryan performs at 9:30 Club on Sunday, April 21.
The new album finds Ryan honing his creativity on two distinct levels, the personal and the cultural. From the opening track – the spirited “Jingle and Go,” which recounts his early years as an itinerant open-mic performer working, like the great Texas bluesmen before him, for tips — to the closer, “Blues Lady,” a tribute to Bingham’s own late mother, and all the other strong women this country has produced, the album combines autobiographical reflection with a bittersweet celebration of our collective spirit in the face of enduring difficulties.
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Rolling Stone Country called American Love Song Ryan’s “most personal and political album to date” and “a rolling-blues country workout awash in slide guitar, soaring gospel-roadhouse stomps and meditative folk fingerpicking that takes on his past with a cautious hope for the future.” American Songwriter rated it 4 out of 5 stars, stating the album’s overarching theme “encompasses triumph and tragedy from one moment to the next.”