Hayley Reardon at the me&thee
You will know more, be more, feel more, see more than anyone will give you credit for sings Boston-based singer/songwriter, Hayley Reardon about midway through her sparkling upcoming release, Good.
While offering a subtle pep-talk to the listener, Reardon simultaneously sums up herself and her humble approach to songwriting with this one lyric alone. The light in her voice, her lyrics, and her unique approach to both life and song has the uncanny ability to draw the listener inward to a place of clarity and reflection.
Born in 1996 just outside of Boston, Massachusetts, Hayley Reardon discovered a passion for writing folk songs on her mothers old guitar at a very young age. She quickly established a name for herself in the storied Cambridge, Massachusetts folk scene.
Reardon was named a Bostonian of the Year by the Boston Globe Magazine in 2012 in celebration of not only her music but her work to use it as a vessel for empowerment. With a voice that is distinctively rich and a contemplative sincerity in her songwriting, Reardon has far more in common with Patty Griffin, Lucinda Williams, and Tracy Chapman than many of todays young pop singer/songwriters, boasting a lyrical and melodic weight far beyond her years.
Performer Magazine describes her music as brilliantly moving folk/pop with a lyrical depth and soul, while American Songwriter Magazine refers to Numb and Blue, the lead single from Wayfindings, as a melancholy little masterpiece.
Her latest album, entitled Good (Fall 2016 release) was entirely fan-funded by a highly successful Kickstarter campaign. Produced by Lorne Entress (Lori McKenna, Catie Curtis, Erin McKeown), Good is a dazzling reflection of a period of immense growth and change, as lush arrangements surround the heart felt and humble rawness of Hayleys writing.
Ryan Hommel delivers his beautiful music with a discipline and clarity that allows it to travel straight to your soul.
"I've always felt very natural in my supportive role as a sideman, be it stage left or stage right and back a few feet. I recently found out that front and center and even all alone feels just as natural and satisfying," says multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter and producer Ryan Hommel. Rooted deeply in early Elvis Presley and Stevie Wonder, he started at age 3 by soaking in the music and absorbing the feelings it could transmit before eventually learning its technical aspects. As a supplementary musician, my allegiance is to the song more than to the artist, says Hommel. A great artist doesnt need supporting, but a great song can live in a seemingly unlimited number of sonic spaces. My job is to help narrow the focus and clarify the message. At 23, Hommels work with Seth Glier (long-time musical partner and childhood best friend) on their The Next Right Thing (MPress, 2011) record helped them to earn a 2012 Grammy nomination and the respect of musical super heroes and staples all across the board.
In 2012, Hommel not only independently released his own self-titled debut record; he expanded his work as a sideman, beginning to play mostly electric guitar and pedal steel on both domestic and international tours with The Sweetback Sisters, Heather Maloney and Stephen Kellogg. "I will always continue to work as a freelance instrumentalist and producer both on tour and in the studio. I love working with new bands and artists to help achieve their musical vision. It even helps me clarify my own," says Hommel, who is doing just that. You can find him on his SOLO ELECTRIC tour this Spring, Summer and Fall, opening many shows for long time friend Edwin McCain along the way.
I recently heard Ryan sing a few of his songs... I was knocked out by his dynamic old-soul vocals and his sophisticated guitar legerdemain. He seemed able to play chords and improvise a melodic solo all at once.MORE!
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Marblehead, MA 01945
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