Ryley Walker – Primrose Green

  • May 15, 2015

24-year-old singer-songwriter/guitarist Ryley Walker follows-up his excellent 2014 full-length debut All Kinds of You, with an abstract jazz and psych folk collection, Primrose Green. Named after strain of pot, the album features ten original tracks that draw upon his favorite 60’s and 70’s influences like Tim Buckley, John Martyn, and Van Morrison. Together with a host of Chicago jazz musicians – Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello), Whitney Johnson (cello), Jason Adasiewicz (vibraphone), Frank Rosaly (drums), Ben Boye (keyboards), Anton Hatwich (bass) and Brian Sulpizio (electric guitar) – Walker and gang create soaring, intimate folk. Standout tracks include: the soulful “Sweet Satisfaction”; the jazz infused “Summer Dress”; the atmospheric instrumental “Love Can Be Cruel”; the superb fingerpicked guitar on “Griffiths Bucks Blues”; the Lonberg-Holm duet “The High Road”; and the British Isles folk inspired “Hide in the Roses.” – Written by JFelton



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