Hi, my name is Ryan Flaherty, and i'm a singer/songwriter and guitarist. I am presently embarking on my first solo album, which combines my Americana roots with all the aspects of the Gypsy and Flamenco guitar, as well as drawing elements from Blues, Folk, Jazz and world music, and an introduction to my lyrical and vocal abilities.
I've gotten about half way into what will be my official 1st solo album. I'm still working on a title for this project, mainly because it is such a diverse sound, it has been hard to choose a name. Everyone who donates for the cause will be permitted to submit their input on what they think the album should be titled. For me, this is a new and exciting sound, not your typical singer songwriter music. Combining my gypsy guitar technique with American folk, jazz and blues, enticing lyrics and lifting vocals. I have several guests artists performing with me on each track, including violinist and cellist Daisy Castro, vocalist Ann Castro, Rockabilly bassist Adam Barber, Rock guitarist Dan Hunt, Percussionist Joe Zupan and Middle Eastern Oud Player Ed Mekilian. I wanted this one to be a smorgasbord of all the musical flavors I have grown to love over the years. The mood ranges from the likes of Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Django Reinhardt, Rodrigo Y Gabiella, Jimmy Hendrix and Ravi Shankar. Talk about diversity! But the best thing about it, is that it all blends together for one unique sound, which is the direction I'm striving to follow.
My funding goal with this project is set at $1,000 to cover additional recording, mastering, packing and distribution costs, and this is where you, loyal friends and fans,come in.
You will all be a major part of helping this record come to life,and you will be rewarded!
I have until July 25th to reach this goal.
- (30 days)