Blog Profile / Ryan's Smashing Life


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Archived Since:April 11, 2008

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Chris Cornell RIP

Chris Cornell's family has notified fans of the gifted songwriter's passing through his publicist. This come all too soon, as Chris was only 52 and still writing and performing on tour. Along with Cornell's many writing and performance...Show More Summary

How To Be A Rock Critic

Boston, MA - Long before the term 'taste-maker' was coined in popular culture (and certainly long before music bloggers ever came to bear influence) there was the rapscallion rock critic Lester Bangs. An unrepentant super-power of creative...Show More Summary

Lover I Don't Have To Love - A Bright Eyes Cover by Daphne Lee Martin for Valentine's Day!

Celebrating Valentine's Day with a new, unapologetic non-love song from Connecticut songstress Daphne Lee Martin. For three years now, Daphne has traveled to Boston to play The Outlaw Roadshow radio program and unveil a new love-themed song for our audience and readers. Show More Summary

Love And The Zealous - The Outlaw Roadshow Video Session!

The intersection of lives and counting the magic moments are what The Outlaw Roadshow is all about. So many receptive hearts and minds. That is what it was for us all in New York this past fall as we gathered to celebrate life. And this is how we came to work with Love And The Zealous. Show More Summary

The Life Electric - Their Outlaw Roadshow Video Session!

One of the great live music memories of 2016 for me will be seeing a completely immersed, energetic and triumphant Life Electric show at The Outlaw Roadshow New York. Helping close out a wild night of music, they brought a huge ear-to-ear smile on my face as they completely took over a room of strangers and made them their own. Show More Summary

The Star Wars Fix You Need is The Last Padawan

When it comes to Star Wars, so long as it's good execution - this writer and movie geek cannot get enough. A new fan-filmed short story from Danish Director Jesper Tønnes is the Star Wars fix you need. Released a month ago, the movie is starting to make the rounds globally, amassing an impressive 70K views already. Show More Summary

Kathleen Sieck - The Outlaw Roadshow Video Session!

Emotive intelligence, place-setting compositions and a gorgeous, silky voice are Kathleen Sieck's greatest allies - and they serve her very well on the live stage. Powered by a quiet urgency I imagine most of her songs as the backdrop for cathartic moments in a dramatic film or love stories performed on stage. Show More Summary

Jon Lewis - The Outlaw Roadshow Video Session!

Upstate New York songwriter Jon Lewis made an inspired appearance at The Outlaw Roadshow New York this fall, appearing in this worthy-watch video. In the session Lewis is joined by frequent collaborator Dave Drago Tallahassee, Hallelujah The Hills, The Lawsuits, Smith & Weeden, The Grownup Noise, INFJ). Show More Summary

TIME KILLER OF THE YEAR 2016

In 2016, the world needed all kinds of distractions and as the best thing going, Ryan's Smashing Life, has ripped into the corpse of that pock-ridden and infectious year-long span of days to share what was probably the most amazing time-killer ever.. Show More Summary

Workman Song - The Outlaw Roadshow Video Session!

Every creative scene needs fresh blood flowing through it and there's just so much magic here in this new Outlaw Roadshow video session, I think you might find yourself surrendering to it on first listen. Sean McMahon is Workman Song. Show More Summary

Matt Bartlett - The Outlaw Roadshow Video Session!

Yahooo! Some cowboys wear black hats and some where white. Others wear ironic fishing caps and those dudes also play with exceptional New York City rock bands.. It was incredible to be surrounded by so many musical friends in NY; we're lucky that it's always so good like that. Show More Summary

The Harmaleighs - The Outlaw Roadshow Video Session!

So excited to share this one with you! Each year a number of national acts join the fold - the Outlaw Roadshow family - perhaps my favorites this year were The Harmaleighs. The Nashville duo offer some of the best harmonies in the game...Show More Summary

Corey James Bost - The Outlaw Roadshow Video Session!

Shows like The Outlaw Roadshow with multiple artist sets unfolding, one after the next, always have their celebrated high moments and their heroes. This is one of them. Nashville blue-collar heartthrob Corey James Bost has been a journeyman...Show More Summary

Alan Wuorinen - The Outlaw Roadshow Video Session!

One of the great things about having so many talented music friends is they never cease to amaze you. Such is the case with Alan Wourinen, the singer of The Longwalls. While we weren't able to get the whole band in the New York City lineup this year, Alan did make the trip and performed a stellar set of solo numbers for us on stage and in this video. Show More Summary

Brandy Zdan - The Outlaw Roadshow Video Session!

The scene you are about to see was written a full year ago but unfolded just this fall in New York City. Let that sink in for just a bit while I offer up some mood music. Brandy Zdan dropped one of America's best full-lengths in 2015 after many years of performing and working with and for others. Show More Summary

James Maddock & David Immerglück - The Outlaw Roadshow Video Session!

As a music writer and an event promoter, there is no greater satisfaction than to discover, to curate, or to foster a moment that true happiness occurs in. You are about to share in such a memory today. James Maddock is one of contemporary music's greatest storytellers. Show More Summary

Sean Barna - The Outlaw Roadshow Session!

Songwriter Seán Barna has become a steadfast supporter of The Outlaw Roadshow and like so many of our musically-inclined friends, he has journeyed to each of our cities and elected to take part in the tradition, time and again. New York this year was no different. Show More Summary

The Roosevelts cover Counting Crows

We've only just begun to unveil videos recorded in our Garden Studio in Manhattan. Just days ago we uncloaked the magic sit-down from Nashville's The Roosevelts. So not scheduled in our New York City lineup, who do you think was visiting...Show More Summary

High Fascination - The Outlaw Roadshow Video Session!

BREAKING SOUNDS - In their first appearance at this year's Outlaw Roadshow New York in October, High Fascination, wowed audiences - but perhaps most importantly, they appeared to have wowed all the musicians and players in the crowd....Show More Summary

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