by / September 21st, 2010 /

Ryan Bingham – The Sugar Club, Dublin

American singer-songwriter Ryan Bingham has announced an intimate Dublin show on his latest tour at The Sugar Club on Saturday 20 November. Tickets priced €16 inclusive of booking fee are on sale tomorrow, Friday 10th September at 9am.

Tickets are available from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide and online at www.ticketmaster.ie

For further media information please contact Colm Hanley, MCD Productions
T: 01 284 1747 / M: 086 040 3256 / E: colm@mcd.ie

Ryan Bingham Bio
That’s evident throughout Mescalito, from the Rolling Stones-flavored blues strutting of “Take It Easy Mama” to the deceptively gentle finger-picking that runs through the wistful “Don’t You Wait For Me.” Aided by the sympathetic production of Marc Ford — perhaps best-known for unspooling the sturdy rhythm guitar lines that powered the Black Crowes on their classic ‘90s albums — Bingham manages to kick both the heart and the hips into high gear.
Bingham’s affection for tradition is evident throughout Mescalito, an album that finds Bingham digging deep into raw-boned country (on the just-jawed workingman’s ode “Dollar a Day”) and revisiting his border-town upbringing (on the lilting, Spanish-language mariachi track “Boracho’s Station”). But nowhere on the album does Bingham come across as the sort of guy prone to living in the past. He can pay tribute to his heroes — “Travelin’ Jones” is a nod to Luckenbach, TX legend Greg Gorman, who passed away in late 2003 — but ultimately, every note on the 14-song disc is an expression of Bingham’s unusually full life, both the good and the bad.

Ryan Bingham knows a thing or two about pain. He learned the emotional aspect early in life, when shuttling between small towns and family members in the hardscrabble ranching communities of West Texas and New Mexico — and became well-acquainted with the physical facets during his years on the Southwestern rodeo circuit.

That ache is palpable in the grooves of Mescalito, Ryan Bingham’s Lost Highway debut, but what’s even more plain is the steely strength needed to overcome it — a tenor that’s evident in both the singer-songwriter’s preternaturally wizened voice and his remarkably poignant songs, which resonate with roadhouse wisdom and rough-and-ready border-town piquancy.

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