Ryley Walker breathes new life into some classic sounds
It’s a sound that’s part psychedelia, part English folk, part front-porch fingerpicking, and part jazz. On his new album, Primrose Green, Ryley Walker brings to mind Roy Harper, Nick Drake, Van Morrison, Leo Kottke and Jerry Garcia. Walker has been gaining a lot of fans recently, including WBEZ’s Jim DeRogatis, who joined Morning Shift from SXSW last week to rave about some of his new discoveries-one of which was Ryley Walker. We thought it was time to stop talking about Walker and have him in to play.