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2012 Album (2012)

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Ryan Flaherty


Ryan Flaherty is a guitarist and singer/songwriter residing in Portsmouth, NH. He is known for his rock solid guitar rhythms, gypsy and flamenco styles, soulful vocals and provocative lyrics. Flaherty put together a new band to back his performances in 2011. The band consists of a diverse crew of musicians including folk singer Jennie Backstrom on vocals and mandolin, jazz guitarist Mike Arciero, classical violinist Phil Bloch, new comer Laura Balladur on Accordion and virtuoso Duane Edwards on Upright Bass. The group is hard to nail down into any genre. With Flaherty's stomping rhythms falling into gypsy, flamenco and American Roots, the music also has a very european jazz sound, almost French Cafe combined with gypsy guitars and a American folk. The band has been described as Gypsy stomp flamenco swing. Though most of the music does stretch between many genres, it is nicely tied into one sound, and the knot is not only musical, but freshly exploding. Ryan Flaherty was nominated for the 2011 Spotlight Awards in three categories including Songwriter, album and musician of 2011. check out more at www.ryanflahertymusic.com

Ryan Flaherty - guitar, vocals, composer Jennie Backstrom - mandolin, vocals Michael Arciero - lead guitar Laura Balladur - accordion Phil Bloch - violin Duane Edwards - upright bass




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2012 Album(2012)

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