Sunday, September 30, 2012

Madd Mann's Minute: Ryan Bingham Concert Review

Ryan Bingham's tour for his new release "Tomorrowland" arrived to a sold out crowd at the Ogden Theatre on September 29.  Ryan opened the show with "Guess who's knockin?" one of his most rockin numbers to date and a key track off of Tomorrowland.  Ryan was sporting a brand new band as well. The Dead Horses, the band he toured with for years and released all his previous albums with are "currently on break" said Bingham.

The show was energetic and non stop rock n roll.  Bingham is known for his story telling and melancholy tunes like "The Weary Kind" which won him an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Grammy Award as best song for the film "Crazy Heart" starring Jeff Bridges.  His live show was not an ounce melancholy, rather it was 4 to floor form start to finish and the crowd loved it.

We caught up with Ryan after the show to ask a few questions and enjoy a cold brew.  "The Ogden is one of my favorite theaters to play in the country" said Bingham, "the sound on stage is superb and the audience is fantastic"  This was the second time Ryan has performed at the Ogden. Before his Grammy win he played at the Walnut Room and also at Bender's Tavern with local legends The Railbenders.   He also performed at Colfax's own Twist & Shout Records for his last release. Last year, Ryan opened a sold out Red Rocks show for Willie Nelson.  Ryan's current tour will take him across the US and eventually for a handful of dates in the UK, with more to be added. Ryan travels on his tour bus in true country style, with both his wife and his dog riding shotgun. If you haven't checked him out, we recommend you do! --- Ryan Chrys, "Mile High City Madd Mann"

Ryan Chrys and Ryan Bingham

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