Archive for January, 2009

Six Mile Grove.

We are really looking forward to this show!

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Ryan Paul & THE ARDENT by elli rader

The year has come to an end and it is time for pesky reflection. This passed year was a particularly good one for me. 2008 felt productive. In 2008 I feel like I experienced growth. In 2008, we formed a band.

January 2008 Notes To Angels EP was distributed. There was a short list of recipients, but it certainly put an idea in my head and a desire to do more…

May 2008 – I reconnected with James Plewacki and John Holtze and pitched the idea of THE ARDENT. It was supposed to be for One Show – One Night.

June 2008 – I contacted Jaim Zuber and Steve Goold and tossed out the idea of the same single show.

July 17, 2008 – Ryan Paul & THE ARDENT emerged in Minneapolis on stage at Lee’s Liquor Lounge. Shortly after the gig I started to work with elli rader, who has worked harder than any of us could have imagined to get us out and playing more. I called the boys from THE ARDENT and asked if we wanted to “give it another go”.

August – December 2008 – We have played as many gigs as we possibly could. Some good. Some bad. All were unforgettable. We also started work on recording the first full length album, La Vita Nuova.

This year has also brought me back to many musicians who I love and respect and introduced me to many new ones.

I’m looking forward to 2009. We anticipate the release of La Vita Nuova sometime in Spring, we have taken on a new booking agent and are looking to form new relationships with bands and venues around this wonderful (and cold) city. Thank you for your support in 2008 and look for good things from us in the year to come.

.ryan paul

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