Thursday, January 1, 2015

Ryan Hobler - The Boulder & The Glass House

New York Americana Noir singer-songwriter Ryan Hobler releases his latest single, "The Boulder & The Glass House," from his forthcoming album, The Elusive Yes. Produced by Andy Baldwin (Bjork, Saint Lucia, Wakey! Wakey!), the new album has been released one single at a time over the course of 2014, resulting in features on taste-maker sites including American Songwriter, Acoustic Guitar Magazine, and Daytrotter.

Having played in and around his native New York for nearly two decades, Hobler combines influences from such folk-rock heroes as Paul Simon, Elliot Smith, and Nick Drake into a refined sound set apart by its surprising arrangements, “warm and rich” (Songwriting Magazine) vocal harmonies, and transporting lyrics. With themes ranging from intimate personal stories to surreal allegorical explorations, Hobler’s music reaches a level of “maturity rarely seen these days” (Elmore) that is balanced by the layered soundscapes he creates in his time away from his job as a recording engineer.