Ryanhood is bringing their high-energy, big-harmony, dueling acoustic guitar approach to Tucson for 2 shows on December 1st and 2nd. Currently on tour celebrating their 20th anniversary together as a band, their most recent album, Under the Leaves, was named ‘Best of 2021’ by For Folk’s Sake, and sees the pair’s lead guitarist Ryan David Green stepping into the role of sole producer, weaving a tapestry of lush strings and rich harmonies. The album, like their shows, is driven by strong acoustic guitar performances and is at turns energetic, hopeful, and quietly moving—a musical invitation to breathe, and to soak in a river of melodies and harmonic hooks. They are returning to their hometown of Tucson, AZ, where they have won more than a dozen Tucson Music Awards, including “Best Folk Band” and “Best Rock Band” (you can decide for yourself which is most accurate). Their December 1st show will draw on their extensive catalog.
The December 2nd show shares “A Winter’s Evening with Ryanhood,” a live holiday touring show based on the duo’s award-winning album, On Christmas. An evening of songs and storytelling, heartstrings and laughter, the show features a blend of original holiday compositions, wintry covers, and reworked classics woven together with holiday stories and memories. Named “Best Group/Duo” in the International Acoustic Music Awards, Green and Cameron Hood invite audiences to experience the joy, depth, intimacy, and excitement of the holiday season by sharing A Winter’s Evening with Ryanhood.
Both shows are on the Hotel Congress Plaza on 12/1/22 and 12/2/22, starting at 7pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm.) Hotel Congress is located at 311 E Congress St, Tucson, AZ, 85701.
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT RYANHOOD
“Discovery of the year… fabulous harmonies and awesome musical chops.”
— John Platt, WFUV New York City
“Ridiculously engaging with a brainy intellectualism not often seen in a pop song.”
— American Songwriter Magazine
“A hopped up and rocking Milk Carton Kids.”
— Americana UK
“Their high energy performance taps into contemporary folk and pop too, showcasing tight vocal harmonies as much as instrumental interplay.”
— Acoustic Guitar Magazine
“Nestled in a great pocket, feeling all at once focused on storytelling and intimacy while not being afraid to wield a big musical stick.”
— For Folk’s Sake
“Green and Hood expertly weave pop-sensible tracks that ride the alternative folk wave straight into a medley of musical influences.”
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT “A WINTER’S EVENING WITH RYANHOOD”
“Chock full of joy… a seasonal delight.”
—Cover Lay Down
“They create an infinitely listenable world of wholesome holiday cheer.”
—For Folk’s Sake
“Just the right blend of lyrical reverence, good cheer, and their usual superior musicianship.”
“At once catchy yet profound . . . explores a full range of emotions and material.”