On Thursday, May 29th at 730pm Ryan Hobler will be playing a special showcase at The Slipper Room! He'll be screening the "See What You're Doing to Me" music video with the cast and crew and then be playing a full band show with some special guests to celebrate the release of his single "She Came Along." Doors open at 7pm.
Songwriter Deathmatch with Ryan Hobler, Dave Keener, Phil Gammage and Chris Q. Murphy
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.
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).
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.
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".
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.