Ryan White (Record Release) – Tickets – Cafe Nine. – New Haven, CT – May 28th, 2018

Ryan White (Record Release)

Manic Mondays:

Ryan White (Record Release)

James A.M. Downes, Pinfinger, Nothing Israel, John Lonesome

Mon, May 28, 2018

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

RSVP closes at 2pm on day of show. $5 tickets will be available at the door until capacity is reached.

Ryan White
Ryan White
With uplifting melodies shrouding lyrics about burden, joy, depression, and friendship, the music of Ryan Patrick White digs to depths that can only be excavated through music. A veteran of Connecticut-based bands ranging from the sublime (Call It Arson, Canvas) to the ridiculous (MC Gremlin, Stab You In the Head), music has been Ryan’s salvation through years of drug addiction, rehab, and turmoil. Written over decades and recorded over a year and a half at Silver Bullet Studios in Burlington, the 11 songs on his solo album, Dying in Deep River, borrow from a spectrum of influences, from the songwriting sensibilities of Neil Young and The Beatles to the lyrical honesty of Agnostic Front and Unbroken. Sometimes pensive, sometimes anthemic, Dying in Deep River is an introduction to one of the most affecting songwriters in New England.
James A.M. Downes
James A.M. Downes
James A.M. Downes gets you, and you haven’t even met. It’s hard being alive these days. How could anyone deny that? But unlike your real life, James’ music is full of reassurance and comfort in knowing that someone else’s mind is just as quirky and desperate as yours.

James started contributing music to the New England hardcore/indie scene in the early 2000s as a founding member of Call It Arson. After years of relentless touring, the band went on hiatus and in 2008, Downes relocated to New York City where he helped build indie-folk band The End of America. While James’ post in The End Of America endures, he took a step out into the world as a solo artist with the announcement of his debut album, the 6-song EP, Prison Font, released in March 2017.

Prison Font, out on Downes’ own Forest Park Recordings, plays host to a range of influences, from the melodic intuition of George Harrison, to the new-retro feel of the Shins, to the lush guitar beds that shine with a hint of early 2000s Death Cab for Cutie. Honest yet crassly eloquent lyrics give breath to narratives that teem with dark humor and humility, taking the listener from debaucherous parties in the afterlife all the way to the desolate empty bedrooms of former lovers, long since vanished.

While recent features in publications like Relix Magazine help Prison Font take flight, word of James’ energetic and personable live performances spreads among music lovers. Either performing as a yearning cello/guitar duet or leading a bruising and beautiful full band, most concert goers would agree with The Deli’s Henry Solotaroff-Webber in saying that “James boldly [displays] his talent as a songwriter, and [solidifies] himself as someone to watch.”
Pinfinger formed in late 2015 with hopes of blending the big, layered guitar riffs of 90's bands with nuanced vocals. With the impending release of their debut EP, the intention is the same: unapologetic sonic rock.
Nothing Israel
Solo Musical Experiments from New Haven CT
John Lonesome
The institute said we could play.
Venue Information:
Cafe Nine.
250 State Street
New Haven, CT, 06510