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ABOUT RYAN

Eclectic folk-pop singer and genre-jumping songwriter Ryan Hobler has been playing music in and around his native New York for nearly two decades. Performing in various bands and working as a professional audio engineer, Hobler developed a refined, lyric-driven style with a sound that combines intertwining layers of natural acoustic tones, transporting vocal harmonies and surprising arrangements. Thematically, his songs range from intimate personal stories to surreal allegorical explorations that have been praised for revealing a "love, defeat, and resilience in each track” (examiner.com).

Influenced by folk-rock heroes like Paul Simon, Elliott Smith, and Nick Drake, Hobler’s driving force is a desire to connect with others, inspire them, and create great art. Currently, with the help of renowned producer Andy Baldwin (Bjork, St. Lucia, Wakey! Wakey!), Ryan is releasing one song a month all throughout 2014, building his debut album, The Elusive Yes, one track at a time.  

With a style similar to the likes of Elliot Smith, Nick Drake, and more, Hobler’s debut album, The Elusive Yes, is poised to be a masterpiece of powerfully moving songs that all listeners will be able to connect with intimately. 
- Earbuddy

Upbeat...catchy, well-crafted...with that early ’70′s Harry Nilsson/Gilbert O’Sullivan pop-ness about it.  It’s a good thing, especially in a time where “songwriters” are becoming scarce. 
- Popdose

2013 Best of NYC Emerging Artists Americana/Folk Rock
- Deli Magazine

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UPCOMING SHOWS

Aug9

Songwriter Deathmatch with Ryan Hobler, Dave Keener, Phil Gammage and Chris Q. Murphy

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Freddy's Bar & Backroom, 627 5th Avenue , Brooklyn, New York, US

 

Hey, do you like songs? Well, Songwriter Deathmatch ("Not to be missed" - South Slope News) is a fun, intimate night of singer-songwriters playing five songs each, hosted by Dave Keener.


Ryan Hobler:

Influenced by folk-rock heroes like Paul Simon, Elliott Smith and Nick Drake, Ryan Hobler's songs range from intimate personal stories to surreal allegorical explorations that have been praised for revealing a "love, defeat, and resilience in each track” (examiner.com).
www.ryanhobler.com


Dave Keener:

A “terrific songwriter with a gift for catchy songs, humor, and subtle emotion.” (WYEP, Pittsburgh). His latest album Slugger appeared on Absolute Powerpop’s “best of” 2013 list, and he has hosted Songwriter Deathmatch at Freddy’s for two glorious years.
http://www.davekeener.com/listen


Phil Gammage:

Best known for his seven solo album releases and his work as a songwriter, singer, harmonica player, and lead guitarist. He continues to perform and record and his most recent album is "Adventures in Bluesland".
http://prefabgroup.com/


Chris Q. Murphy:

Excited that time travel and reproductive technology had advanced to the point where they could combine their proverbial and literal juices and create a SuperSingerSongwriter, Elvis Costello, Loudon Wainwright III, Harry Chapin, and Hank Williams had a little baby boy and named him Chris Q. Murphy.
http://vimeo.com/77008993

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