Ryan Adcock | From Silence and Joy

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From Silence and Joy

by Ryan Adcock

Acoustic, jangly folk-based rock with a personality to be reckoned with.
Genre: Rock: Folk Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Sing So Sweetly
3:20 $0.99
2. Dreaming About the Lions
4:05 $0.99
3. i hope...
5:15 $0.99
4. If Carl Says So
4:45 $0.99
5. Sick of Me
4:45 $0.99
6. Runaway
4:01 $0.99
7. Drive to Hallelujah
6:04 $0.99
8. Dame
3:23 $0.99
9. Always
4:29 $0.99
10. Tomorrow's Me
4:26 $0.99
11. Days off of my Mind
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Ryan Adcock has found himself on America's highways. In the past year alone, he has seen 39 states, two oceans, eleven National Parks, and well over a hundred music venues. All this without ever stepping foot on an airplane. The life of a touring musician not only allows you to do this...it forces you to. But, Adcock isn't complaining. In fact, his new album is feathered with songs about his love of the road. The REM-influenced "Runaway" speaks of the freedom inherent in movement, while "Drive to Hallelujah" brings highway travel to an almost religious experience. So adamant is he about travel, that he even chose a home right next to I-71, one of Cincinnati's major highways. Not surprisingly, all of this experience makes Adcock's music something that is distinctly American.

Despite his love of travel, Ryan is also deeply rooted in his hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio. Voting music critics and fans in Cincinnati have named Adcock the city's "Best Singer/Songwriter" and "Best Rock Vocalist." This is a lot to live up to, but Ryan pulls it off on the strength of his live shows. His dynamic voice and rhythmic guitar playing come together to create powerful, stripped down versions of his recorded material. In addition, Ryan is known as an enchanting storyteller and will often have the audience in tears laughing in between tunes with tales of the road. Terry Dean, the owner of Akron's Highland Theatre explains that "my staff called me out of a private dinner meeting from across town to make sure that I caught the end of Ryan's set.

I couldn't believe it - he's just amazing!" Whether playing for a crowd of fans at a small coffee shop or for over 2.5 millions listeners on abc radio's "The Mitch Albom Show," Ryan never fails to put on a solid performance. In fact, a music critics' association in Ann Arbor, Michigan named him the town's "Best Performer" even though he doesn't live there.

Ryan's latest CD, From Silence and Joy, has taken him to new heights. With the help of producer Brian Lovely (Blessed Union of Souls, Pay the Girl) and Cincinnati's best studio musicians, Ryan has created a disc that is both quietly pensive and undeniably catchy. He'll be spending the next year where he is happiest...on the road in support of his new disc.


"One of the best indie rock albums of the year!" ~Erik Deckers of indie-music.com

"This guy would sound great in any venue!" ~Peter Robinson, A&R for Epic Records, most famous for discovering the Dave Matthews Band

"Insanely great!" ~Matt Sledge, DJ for 97X.

"Your lyrics inspire me and your music makes my soul dance." ~Katie Weber, fan.


2002 and 2001 Cammy Award for Cincinnati's "Best Rock Vocalist"
2001 Cincinnati Entertainment Award for the city's "Best Singer/Songwriter"
The only artist to be named one of 97.7fm's best local bands in 1999, 2000 and 2001.
Nominated for eight local music awards in the past three years.
Over 2,000 unique visitors to www.ryanadcock.com every month

Performance highlights:

Industry showcases for Sony, Epic, MCA and TVT records.
Guest on abc radio's "The Mitch Albom Show" with over 2.5 million nationwide listeners
Frequent guest on the X-star Radio network's "Audiosyncracies" broadcast in four states.
Average of 200 shows a year covering 23 major metropolises.



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Dan Vaillancourt

People are listening and loving what they hear...
“I am a rock star, but no one ever seems to be listening,” sings Ryan in his song: “Sick of Me.” With the release of Ryan Adcock’s newest album: From Silence and Joy… It’s only a matter of time before he IS a rock star and this time around people ARE listening and loving what they hear. This 11 song disc is one of the best written, most catchy and best produced albums put out by an independent artist or anyone else for that matter. Rarely can one find an acoustic artist’s album that delivers a radio-ready feel without losing anything in the process. Producer Brian Lovely seems to have brought out the best in Ryan’s music. Phenomenal backing musicians fashion subtle orchestration that creates arrangements with the purpose of accenting Ryan’s rhythmic acoustic style. I would personally recommend this album to world… I guarantee it won’t leave your CD player for weeks!

Larry Nager, Cincinnati Enquirer

Local Singer-Songwriter Ryan Adcock just keeps getting better. His new CD, his fourth, presents 11 songs that combine passionate singing with intelligent, introspective writing, all framed in smart pop/folk/rock.
The result is a very contemporary singer-songwriter project that stands up to the work of folks like John Mayer. There's a loose limbed Dave Matthews groove (without all the improv) in the opening cut, "Sing So Sweetly." But this is a bittersweet disc, with more regret than joy, as one might expect from a guy who name-checks William Faulkner ("Dreaming About the Lions").
He gets up-tempo on "Runaway," but the lyrics belie the beat as he sings, "I need to runaway from myself." It's the opposite on "Drive to Hallelujah" where, over a mournful backdrop, he somberly sings, "Hey, Hallelujah, I finally found my life's dream." Be careful what you wish for, apparently.
Producer Brian Lovely is a big part of the album's success. He assembles an impressive backup band, including himself, Ricky Nye, Chris Arduser, Teddy Wilburn, Bob Nyswonger, Paul Patterson, Greg Mahan (who manages to make the banjo an introspective instrument on the closer, "Days Off of My Mind") and singers Chris Collier and Ashley Peacock.


"Drive to Hallelujah"my hearts song with every tear.
Drive to Hallelujah is my hearts song with every tear that poors down my face.His music and this CD are my favorite,over Steven Curtis Chapman or any other artist I know.

Kristi Green

Ryan is a new artist to me. Like his work alot.
Really like the CD. Ryan is a new artist to me but I'm glad my friend referred me to him. I hope he is a happy person. Please keep producing your lyrics and music. Would love to see you in person. Come to Jacksonville, Florida....soon.