Please join Adam Levy in Robinson Hall Fridays at 11:30 for DIY360, weekly performances from and conversations with musicians, label owners, critics, radio and club owners, producers, and lawyers about their careers, creating music, making a living, and the state of media arts in the 21st Century. Guests this quarter range from internationally renowned avant garde electronica composers Tim Hecker and Ben Frost to 2 time Grammy winning rockabilly-jazz guitar legend Brian Setzer!!!!!!!
Bring your lunch and don’t miss this great opportunity to meet and hear great emerging artists and famous and accomplished stars.
THIS FRIDAY 8/6 we begin the series with a notable up-and-coming Americana songwriter, Ryan Traster. Here’s what Acclimate Music wrote about Ryan and his debut:
“Ryan Traster is a Minneapolis-bred singer/songwriter currently residing in Brooklyn, New York. His music weaves a rich narrative of place as a temporary construct as he explores the wide-open spaces of the Midwest, the suffocating streets of New York, and the streets, tracks, and flight paths that lie between them. Guided by his smooth tenor, strong sense of melody, and timeless arrangements, Ryan’s songs trace a lineage from the AM dial of the ‘70s to the iPod playlists of today.
Taking a classic approach to the process of making an album, Ryan was joined at Flowers Studio in Minneapolis by longtime friend Michael McGarthwaite on electric guitars, pedal steel, and banjo; Marc Perlman (The Jayhawks) on bass; Peter Anderson (The Honeydogs, Polara, Golden Smog) on drums and percussion; With producer Ed Ackerson at the helm, The Tourists EP finds Ryan in his element in the Americana genre, and serves as a document of reflection on his time in both his native and adoptive cities.”
Read more: http://www.myspace.com/ryantraster#ixzz0vg7OuG5s
We’ll see you Fridays in Robinson.