City of Vines Out Now!

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"Damn, this is an easy album to get into" - Power of Pop

"...a slice of expertly produced Americana brimming with warmth and some killer hooks.  Think of the folkier early Wilco mixed with radio-friendliness of a Tom Petty -- filtered through Anderson's unique voice and sincere delivery." - Tomorrow's Verse

 "...covers the Americana landscape with joy and a true rustic electricity." - Glide Magazine

"...a country cousin to The National’s sprawling Brooklyn rock." - Radio One Chicago

"...a timeless album for the ages." - JP's Music Blog

"Anderson is a troubadour for a new era. This is an ablum with a big sound, but yet an intimate feel; an album that speaks to musical roots and new possibilities." - Floorshime Zipper Boots

City of Vines album premiere via Glide Magazine!

Like many a confident musician, Ryan Joseph Anderson isn’t too concerned how people define him. With so many genres and sub-genres floating around, categorization these days is far from an exact science. But if there ever was an artist that earns the Americana tag solely and squarely it’s Anderson’s sophomore solo release City of Vines, premiering in full on Glide.

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Interview via The Total Scene

Chicago musician Ryan Joseph Anderson wears his heart on his sleeve. 
That is evident on his sophomore album, the passion-filled "City of Vines," which was released on June 30.

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New Song "The Ragged Kind" Out Now!

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Featured Video: Fortune and Fate

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RJA named as one of Sean Moeller's Daytrotter picks in Paste!

We posted a lot of great songs last week, but I don’t think we posted a better one than “Fortune and Fate,” by Anderson. This entire set by the Nashville songwriter is extraordinary. -Sean Moeller, Daytrotter 
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Listen to the session below. 

"Crooked Heart" added to Songpickr's Best Songs of 2015

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RJA featured in Magnet's MP3 at 3

Back in April, folksy singer/songwtriter Ryan Joseph Anderson released his debut album, The Weaver’s Broom. Over the course of his musical career, he’s worked with a wide array of great musicians such as Rambos, Julie Meckler and Tom Schraeder.
Link to the article and download Fortune and Fate here.

RJA interview with The Total Scene

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After making two albums with Chicago band Go Long Mule, Ryan Joseph Anderson this week released his solo album, the captivating "Weaver's Broom." The album, which roams through a number of musical styles, was produced by Andrija Tokic, known for his work with Alabama Shakes. -
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The Weaver's Broom out now!

"...a strong contender for best album of the year thus far." - Rachel Cholst, Adobe and Teardrops
"...one of the strongest of the year." Matheson Kamin, The Rock and Roll Report
"...a perfect example of an outstanding album that...knocks out the listener with its excellence." -Paul Kerr, Blabber 'n' Smoke
"The Weaver's Broom is a stunning surprise debut." - Richard Becker, Liquid [Hip] 
"...one of the year's most inspired Americana albums." - Gregory Robson, Absolute Punk
“A little bit of The Band, a schmear of Tom Waits, a little roots, and a generous helping of 1970′s laidback rock.” - Deep In the Music
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RJA featured in American Songwriter's 5 Chicago Songwriters You Need To Hear

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  Ryan Joseph Anderson was the former frontman for the beloved Chicago garage-rock band Go Long Mule, which released two albums—2011’s Kissing The Gunner’s Daughter and 2013’s Albion—and carved out a touring niche in the Midwest before disbanding this winter. To record a new solo album, Anderson decamped to Nashville to collaborate with Andrija Tokic at the Bomb Shelter studio. On Weaver’s Broom, Anderson displays his lyrical songwriting gifts in stripped-down settings. The new album evokes the open-tunings of Nick Drake as well as the barroom howl of Tom Waits. A new stop-motion video for “Fortune And Fate,” created by Anderson and artist Jen Donahue (who also sings on the album), is a morbid love song à la “Long Black Veil.”   - Davis Inman, American Songwriter

RJA in No Country for New Nashville

Celebrated Chicago-based songwriter and frontman of Go Long Mule, Ryan Joseph Anderson, is in town in supportof his recently released solo album, The Weaver’s Broom, which sounds like it was recorded and produced in one of the very same East Nashville basements that surround The 5 Spot. This standout album is chock full of pedal steel, keys, and guitar that’ll make you wonder if there is an alternate music row universe in Chi-town. This is the show that folks haunting 5 points this weekend will be talking about on Monday. -Matt Hall, No Country for New Nashville

"When the Bees Went Mad" named as one of the 300 best songs of the year by Daytrotter

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