Ryan Kickland | Songs to Stare Wildly By

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Songs to Stare Wildly By

by Ryan Kickland

This album is a collection of hard-hitting, amusing and moving original folk/Americana songs that exemplifies Kickland's prowess as a storyteller, songwriter and folk poet. Fans of Johnny Cash, John Prine or Bob Dylan will surely appreciate this album.
Genre: Folk: Folk-Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Bitter Songwriter
2:17 $0.99
2. Bang Bang
2:13 $0.99
3. The Death of Jack Sully
4:31 $0.99
4. This Endless Alley
3:40 $0.99
5. Ragged Wolf
4:04 $0.99
6. Conversation with a Paranoid
3:12 $0.99
7. Country Drive
3:06 $0.99
8. Down the Whiskey Slide
4:02 $0.99
9. Masochist Blues
2:40 $0.99
10. There's a Hermit in Them Hills
2:54 $0.99
11. Hear My Train a'Calling
2:40 $0.99
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Album Notes
After the release of his ambitious and massive experimental rock concept album, "The Mountain" in 2010, Kickland retuned to his Americana/folk roots with "Songs to Stare Wildly By." Gritty, darkly sobering and unflinching in it's examination of topics like mental illness, addiction, isolation and heartbreak, the album also delivers songs ripe with Kickland's strange humor in songs like, "There's
a Hermit in Them Hills" and "Bang Bang." Fans of songwriters like John Prine, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash and Townes VanZandt will immediately appreciate Kickland's distict voice and gripping lyrical content. All songs were written, performed and produced by Ryan Kickland. Kickland plays all instruments on the album and produced the album in his studio located in the Black Hills of South Dakota.



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Simpson Moore

Folk Genius
Easily one of the best albums i have listened to this year. A mixture of Dylan and Simon and Garfunkel blended with more recent bands like the Bon Iver and Black Mountain. A truly haunting album. Ragged Wolf will be in my top ten favourite songs for a very long time. This album makes you want to open the whisky bottle, sit the rocking chair on the porch and watch the world go by as you sink into sublime folk heaven.