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Ryan Paul & THE ARDENT at 331

– Tired of not knowing how La Vita Nuova is going to sound? Don’t want to wait until June 19 for the CD Release Show? Well, we kind of budged a little on our tight lip policy and released a copy of “It’s You” to our friends at howwastheshow.com

Take a listen: http://howwastheshow.blogspot.com/2009/05/exclusive-preview-of-its-you-from-ryan.html

– Ryan Paul & THE ARDENT will be performing on KARE 11’s Showcase Minnesota on June 19 at 10AM. With special guest Janey Winterbauer.

– See you June 19 @ 331 Club in NE Minneapolis for the CD RELEASE with Brian Just, Eliza Blue, and special guest Janey Winterbauer to perform with THE ARDENT.

RP&TA

Official Site: http://www.ryanpaulandtheardent.com

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CD Release Show will be Friday, June 19th at The 331 Club in Minneapolis with Eliza Blue, Brian Just, and Special Guests

The date is set and we are ready to roll. I am so pleased about our friends who will be joining us on stage at the 331 Club. Eliza Blue has played with us before and we love her music dearly. Brian Just is a musician I have followed for a good year now.  I have been so impressed with his songwriting and band.

I also want to take the time to recognize some of the musicians who came into the studio to help us out on a few tracks:

Janey Winterbauer has been one of my favorite vocalists in Minneapolis since the first time I heard her sing (which was November of 2007). I remember sitting at the Varsity Theater watching Janey and Marc perform and feeling my heart melt into my shoes. When I asked Janey to sing on La Vita Nuova, I was not sure what to expect. What we got was greatness. La Vita Nuova engineer, DP and I were grinning ear to ear. THE ARDENT and I are so grateful for her.

Jimmy Peterson and I go back a little bit further (whether he knows it or not). In 2001 I heard Home Late by Bellwether. I very quickly became a big fan. To this day I listen to Bellwether more than I care to admit. While Wilco, Ryan Adams, and The Jayhawks influenced me very much, Bellwether is the reason I play Americana music. I can also safely say that Bellwether is/was my favorite music group of my lifetime.
So… Jimmy Peterson (of Bellwether, Missing Numbers, The 757s) came in to grace our record with some guitar work that only he is capable of playing. We are forever indebted to Jimmy for the flavor he put on the tunes he played on.

I would also like to recognize Kevin Bowe for doing the mastering of La Vita Nuova. I couldn’t believe my ears when he said “yes”. The guy is a genious and a legend.

And who could forget THE ARDENT. I could gush for hours. They are my good friends. They are family. They are some of the most talented musicians I have ever played with.

So we’ll see you on June 19th. I am not sure on all the details yet, but it will be wild!

.rp

Official Ryan Paul & THE ARDENT Website

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