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Ryley Walker shares new song “Primrose Green” — listen

on January 06, 2015, 4:15pm

Chicago-based songwriter Ryley Walker makes music that feels like it’s from another time: earthy, pastoral, and gorgeous ’60s-inspired folk a la Tim Buckley, Nick Drake, and John Fahey. On March 31st, he’ll release his sophomore album, Primrose Green, via his new label Dead Oceans, an LP that features a backing band of “both jaded veterans of the post-rock and jazz mini-circuits together with a few eager, open-eared youths.”

As a first taste of the effort, Walker’s released its title track. It’s breezy and ornate, full of surprisingly mature twists and songwriting chops from the 24-year-old folkie. Listen in below.

Primrose Green Tracklist:
01. Primrose Green
02. Summer Dress
03. Same Minds
04. Griffiths Bucks Blues
05. Love Can Be Cruel
06. On The Banks Of The Old Kishwaukee
07. Sweet Satisfaction
08. The High Road
09. All Kinds Of You
10. Hide In The Roses

Walker will also embark on a fairly extensive North American and European tour. Full dates are below.

Ryley Walker 2015 Tour Dates:
01/13 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
01/16 – Chicago, IL @ Athenaeum Theater
01/18 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
03/05 – Savannah, GA @ Savannah Stopover Festival
03/07 – Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place *
03/10 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop *
03/11 – Nashville, TN @ Stone Fox *
03/12 – Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight *
03/13 – Washington, DC @ DC9 *
03/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle *
03/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right *
03/19 – Houston, TX @ Walter’s Downtown #
03/20 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa #
03/22 – Columbus, GA @ WC Bradley Museum #
03/23 – Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree
03/27 – Knoxville, TN @ Big Ears Festival
03/28 – Louisville, KY @ The New Vintage #
03/29 – Columbus, OH @ The Spacebar #
04/08 – Copenhagen, DK @ Copenhagen Jazzhouse
04/09 – Oslo, NO @ Internasjonalen
04/10 – Stockholm, SE @ Grand Central
04/11 – Aalborg, DK @ 1000Fryd
04/12 – Rostock, DE @ JAZ
04/13 – Berlin, DE @ Monarch
04/18 – London, UK @ Sebright Arms
04/19 – Manchester, UK @ The Castle
04/20 – Bristol, UK @ The Birdcage

* = w/ Kevin Morby
# = w/ Steve Gunn

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