Ryan Kinder, Warner Music Nashville recording artist played his first official full band show in New York City Tuesday night. Kinder took the stage at Mercury Lounge in lower Manhattan to perform his music for a full room of fans.
His 60-minute set included a rockin’ song called “Alabama”, a heavenly cover of Al Green’s “Love and Happiness” and of course his latest single “Still Believe in Crazy Love” which Kinder then led the crowd in a full-blown sing-a-long of the last chorus. For fans who have been following his career, he played his debut single from 2014, “Kiss Me When I’m Down” which quotes New York in the lyrics. (“And now I’m flying high / Just crossed over the New York lights / Where are you tonight? / Am I too late to make this right? / Will you hold me, touch me / Say that you forgive me / Save me when I hit the ground / Will you kiss me when I’m down?”)
His smooth vocals along with his undeniable guitar playing make Kinder a definite one to watch for the new year. His sound is unique, taking the best parts of country music songwriting and sonically mashing that with John Mayer, rootsy vibes. Kinder was also joined on stage by two incredible background vocalists, Kristen Rogers and Stephcynie who enhanced each song with sass and powerful harmonies.
When we sat down with Kinder in September, he told us that his debut full-length album is definitely in the works. “We don’t have a date. I’m taking my time on it because I want to get it right,” he explained. Looking forward to the new year and new music, be sure to follow Kinder on social media, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
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