Ryan Problems and The Solutions debut album, Please Stop Cryin’ is being released worldwide on iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp and over 100 other digital retailers. The CD will also be available for ordering on Amazon.ca and in HMV stores across Canada.
“The release and distribution of this record has been entirely fan funded. Every dollar came from t-shirt sales, beer cozies and playing shows in Northern Ontario. So anyone who has been to one of our shows in the last year or bought any of our merch is to thank for the release of this record.”
The album was written, recorded and mixed entirely within North Bay city limits. The recording was done by local engineer, John Baldwin along with the band. The tracks were then mixed and mastered by Ben Legget (Craig Cardiff, Jean-Paul De Roover), a local freelance record producer. The album will be available online and in stores starting July 21st, 2013. The band is kicking it off by having a CD release party at the Raven and Republic on the same day.
The band is made up of three string instruments, guitar, upright bass and mandolin. The songs have a rock and roll aesthetic and being played on traditional instruments gives them a unique brand of high energy folk rock.
About The Band
Ryan Problems & The Solutions started out when mandolin player Mike Favretto, teamed up with Ryan to write and record “music that their moms could listen to”. They ended up becoming Ryan’s main outlet for songwriting. As their sound developed they chose to bring in Jonesy Knoxville and his upright bass to fill in the sound.
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