Contact: Ryan Edmunds
NORTH BAY, ONTARIO –
For Immediate Release
North Bay Band Releases Fan Funded Album To A Worldwide Audience
Ryan Problems and The Solutions debut album, Please Stop Cryin’ is available worldwide on iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp and over 100 other digital retailers. The CD will also be available for ordering on Amazon.ca and in HMV stores across Canada.
“The release and distribution of this record has been entirely fan funded. Every dollar came from t-shirt sales, beer cozies and playing shows in Northern Ontario. So anyone who has been to one of our shows in the last year or bought any of our merch is to thank for the release of this record. said guitarist and harmonica player, Ryan Problems
The album was written, recorded and mixed entirely in North Bay. The recording was done by local engineer, Jon (Remo) Baldwin along with the band. The tracks were then mixed and mastered by Ben Legget, a Juno nominated local freelance record producer. The album hit online retailers and select record stores July 21st, 2013.
“The record takes on an interesting approach to the common genre of indie/folk music. The instrumentals are strong and keep the vibe of being driven by those common musical influences in focus. said writer, Chelsea Lewis in a review for TheCelebrityCafe.com
“Ryan Problems & The Solutions show that they have a solid influence and as a band they have clearly moved forward in the indie/folk direction.
The band is made up of three string instruments, guitar, upright bass and mandolin. The songs have a rock and roll aesthetic and being played on traditional instruments gives them a unique brand of high energy folk rock.
About The Band
Ryan Problems and The Solutions are an all string band that plays their own brand of frantic upbeat folk rock. Their music draws influences from blues, rockabilly, country and punk rock. Living in a city with a very large divide between venues for bar bands and underground music, The Solutions strived to create a sound that could fit in at punk and indie shows as well as farmer’s markets and front porches.
Ryan Problems & The Solutions started out when mandolin player Mike Favretto, teamed up with Ryan to write and record “music that their moms could listen to. They ended up becoming Ryan’s main outlet for songwriting. As they continued to play more and more they chose to bring in Jonesy Knoxville and his upright bass to fill in the sound. Their music is comparable to Flogging Molly, The Pogues, Trampled By Turtles. Energetic and catchy, hook ridden songs played on traditional instruments, using only the acoustic ambience for rhythm.
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Source: ArtistPR Press Release