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Pat Ryan Key (acoustic set)
January 13 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
With roots planted in Northwest Arkansas, the award-winning songwriter and record producer is a versatile and passionate vocalist with a wide vocal range that has a smooth-as-silk timbre, can swell into a thunderous, gritty punch and back again with breathy falsetto.
Branching out from humble beginnings on the trombone in school band, having reached all regions honors by the age of eleven, his father and close friends introduced Key to classic rock and alternative / grunge music.
Throughout 2020 Pat Ryan turned around the effects of the COVID 19 pandemic and invested his time into writing and recording “New Old Stock”, released on July 16, 2021. Leading in a new direction, the new project is a blended mix of soul, funk, roots, and rythm and blues which fit the need of any given song. The EP is a tribute to Ryan’s love for classic soul music from Motown, Stax and Muscle Shoals with a contemporary twist. “The tracks are stunning. Exceptional!” per Betsie Brown, Blind Raccoon LLC of Memphis, TN. “This is the best Motown sh*t I’ve heard in years,” said Bruce Bennett, a beloved, regional bass player and performing musician.
Fresh off the heels of New Old Stock, Pat Ryan Key released “Pick Her Up” on November 19, 2021. The track is a folk blues number inspired by Jimi Hendrix’s acoustic version of “Hear My Train A’Comin”. Check out his playlist inspired by “Pick Her Up” on Spotify.