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Ryan Sims


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    American Things
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    Little Ms. Bad Decision
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    Get Away
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Ryan Sims’ brand new EP springs directly from a particular love gone bad. There’s no glitz or guile here, just rough-edged, hard-hitting songs, fed by a volatile blend of pain and ecstasy, anger and regret.
There is also some extraordinary music happening around Sims’ vocals. With a voice that can range in an instant from whispered intimacy to high-impact emotion, he frankly demands a lot from his musicians. Which is why the lineup here packs an unbelievable amount of talent: Lady Antebellum’s guitarist Jim “Slim” Gambel, Elton John’s keyboardist Kim Bullard, longtime Rolling Stones bassist Darryl Jones and Kenny Aronoff, one of the greatest band and session drummers in the business, whose credits include John Fogerty, John Mellencamp and Bob Dylan, add to the already air tight musicianship of Mr. Sims.
“I got to make a record with my heroes,” Sims says. “If this band had formed in any situation outside of this project, it would have been considered a super-group, like The Traveling Wilbur’s or Temple Of The Dogs. How lucky am I to have recorded with them?”
Available November 17th from High 4 Recordings, My Side Of The Story feels real because it is real. But that’s no surprise to a fan base that has proliferated throughout his home state and spills now beyond its borders. Sims can only do real. Luckily, he does it passionately and powerfully — and with an insight that molds his experiences into milestones that every traveler through life will recognize.


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