12"-Vinyl - JellyFant jayf 29 * 2014
Ryan Lee Crosby is a folk-blues singer / songwriter / guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and music teacher in Boston, MA.
Over the last decade, Crosby has written and released four full length albums, a film score and three EPs, which have received national airplay and collected prized local accolades such as “Best Singer/Songwriter” in the Boston Phoenix/WFNX Radio Music Poll and earned him nomations in the annual Boston Music Awards for "Best Male Vocalist" and "Best Singer/Songwriter."
He has performed live as a solo artist, bandleader and sideman on stages in the U.S., Canada and Europe, supporting The Shins, The Hold Steady, Marissa Nadler, AA Bondy, Phosphorescent, Damon and Naomi, Chris Brokaw, The Black Atlantic and many more.
In late 2014, Crosby will release his fifth full length album on Germany's Jellyfant Records, which he will support on a European tour with Allysen Callery.
Whether performing solo on 12 string guitar, as a bluesy drum-guitar duo, or with a full backing band, Crosby's intricate playing, propulsive rhythms and dynamic vocals create a sound that confronts listeners with an immediacy rarely found in the work of traditional singer/songwriters.
Recorded live to tape and mixed by Ryan Lee Crosby
"Special Rider Blues" recorded and mixed by Adam Taylor
Mastered by Scott Craggs at Old Conoly
Design and portrait by Michael Hutcherson; cover image, Highway 61, Outside Clarksdale, MS by Nicoline Valkenberg