Are you ready to take a journey? Ryan Lindsay has released an acoustic album called The Ride that will take you on a musical adventure through time and place.
What makes this album so great is the acoustic nature of it. The acoustic nature allows Ryan’s voice and the lyrics to shine. The Ride showcases classic music with a hint of bluegrass.
This album shows us a new side to Ryan’s music. And the stripped-down delivery brings his Prairie roots to the surface. The musical intricacies and thoughtful lyrics showcase Ryan’s creative maturity as an artist. The hint of bluegrass helps to guide you through the stories being told.
The themes of this album hint at Ryan’s roots as he explores the relationship between losing one’s sense of self and finding it again.
“Life is full of struggles. This album digs into that,” Ryan explains. “But it is also about the foundations that hold a person together through it all. For me, that foundation is my connection to place. If there is one thing that I learned most from doing backcountry trips,” he continued, “it is that the nature of life is a journey. It is so easy to focus on the destination while forgetting to enjoy the journey along the way.”
What a great quote: “It is so easy to focus on the destination while forgetting to enjoy the journey along the way.”
We could listen to this album all day. In fact it’s been on repeat throughout the Front Porch for the last little while. The acoustic music puts you in such a great mood.
Be sure to stream The Ride on Apple Music and Spotify.
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About Ryan Lindsay
Raised on the Alberta prairies, Ryan brings his country roots to his modern country sound.
Winning the Country Music Alberta award for Rising Star this year, Ryan’s making a splash in the country music scene. He has lived a wildly unusual life. He has hiked solo across mountains in Greenland, canoed across the Arctic Tundra, guided backcountry trips throughout Canada, and now, he writes and tours as a country artist.
His songs are a reflection of his life experiences.
His voice is reminiscent of ‘90s country, citing his influences as Dierks Bentley, Ronnie Dunn, and Garth Brooks. Yet Ryan jumps into his music with a contemporary twist on a classic country sound.
In country music, the Front Porch has long been a place of reflection. A place where you can look at the life you have inside that front door. A place where time almost seems to stand still, where you can get away. It’s also a place where you can go to observe the world as it passes by you. To think about your place out there beyond the driveway.