Devon based up and coming singer songwriter Sam Ryan, has released his debut EP at 19 years of age, and has a bevvy of fans already.With an excellent pedigree of folk legend talent in his family, Sam’s amazing raw edged debut EP entitled The Traveller will be launched in Exeter at The Sorry Head on August 26th. All four tracks are self-penned, and have great story telling lyrics.
First track – ‘High’ – gives an interesting mix of lyrics and skiffle type riffs. It has cracking passionate guitar work with attitude too.
‘Men’ has lots of passionate guitar work. The lyrics talk about different aspects of men, fathers and sons, brothers, Kings etc. A line in there asks ‘when will we learn’?
‘Shield Wall’ is about three brothers. I sense a kind of rap in this track, alternating with regular guitar. Rather progressive. Catches you off guard!
‘The Beach Of Camlann’ is about thoughts and actions I believe. It has an interesting guitar rhythm and perhaps my favourite track, but the whole album is good.
I would like to mention that Sam wrote and played on the title track of his father, Rev Hammer’s, latest album with Nick Harper entitled Skald. A talent in the making and one to watch on the up and coming circuit.