Ryley Walker

All Kinds Of You

Tompkins Square

Released: 1st March 2017

Last copies, out of print.
Ryley Walker is a 24 year-old singer/songwriter and guitarist from Chicago. His debut album, All Kinds Of You, will be released worldwide via Tompkins Square on April 15th, 2014. Having kicked around Chicago's experimental free/noise music scene for several years, Ryley recently turned to a folk-rock sound inspired by some of his heroes, among them Tim Hardin, Tim Buckley, and Bert Jansch. The result is a poised and accomplished debut album, recorded in Chicago by Cooper Crain (guitarist/keyboardist in Cave). The West Wind, Ryley's debut 3 song 12" EP released in November, features "The West Wind" from the forthcoming album, and two B sides : "A Home For Me" and "Sweet Little Betsy" (w/Daniel Bachman). The piece received praise from UNCUT, NPR, BBC, Rolling Stone and many other outlets. Appearing at SXSW Thurs. March 13th, Stephen F's, Intercontinental, 10 pm. Show picked by NPR as one of their 'Austin 100'. Touring the US with Wrekmeister Harmonies and Cloud Nothings. Also touring Europe extensively in 2014. Lunar Festival, Roskilde and more. "With the charming swagger of jazz-folk troubadour Tim Buckley and the resonant, full picking style of Bert Jansch, 'The West Wind' comes from Walker's first widely available release, a three-song 12". With acoustic guitar in hand and a voice like browned butter, Walker swings and sways in a lush string-and piano arrangement right out of Buckley's 'Starsailor'; it slowly picks up to a swirling gallop without bucking the rhythm." - NPR Music