The Long Ryders
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The Long Ryders were formed in 1982 by young American musicians influenced by Gram Parsons, C&W, Sir Doug Sahm, and the energetic punk scene found in their hometown of Los Angeles. The Long Ryders were a near-perfect anecdote to formula stadium rock and wimpy synth-pop. The band featured Sid Griffin on guitar, autoharp, and harmonica, Stephen McCarthy on guitar, steel guitar, mandolin, and banjo, Tom Stevens, bass, and Greg Sowders, playing drums and percussion. With a sound reminiscent of the Buffalo Springfield and The Flying Burrito Brothers, but with a harder edge, they anticipated the alternative country music of the 1990s by a decade.
Joe Nolan is Heralded by the Globe & Mail, and No Depression as americana alt-country wunderkind, an opinion confirmed by his 2014 Colin Linden produced Tornado in Nashville TN.
The Edmonton, Alberta native is back with Cry Baby 2018. The 10-song collection is a trip through melancholic madness, touching on darkness and depression, broken relationships and endless booze-fuelled evenings. Yet, at its core is Nolan’s unwavering strength as a lyricist, singer and his wounded-heart delivery that reminds us of our humanity.
Joe's been performing non-stop over the past few years, building an ever-growing fan base. He has shared stage with and/or opened for the likes of Melissa Etheridge, Wilco, The Strumbellas, Shakey Graves, Hawksley Workman, Todd Snider, Colin Linden, and the legendary Peter Asher.
15711 Waterloo Rd
Cleveland, OH, 44110