Ryley Walker announces release of ‘Cannots’

Ryley Walker Announces Record Store Day Release 'Cannots'

On April 16th, Ryley Walker will release a Record Store Day full-length recorded with Charles Rumback titled, Cannots.

Fellow denizens of Chicago, IL, Rumback (drums, organ) and Walker (acoustic and electric guitar, piano, bells) laid down Cannots during two short sessions, a month apart, overseen by Brian J. Sulpizio. Each player’s schedule was too hectic ahead of these sessions to allow any time to discuss the direction of the record, so what you hear was wholly improvised on the spot.

Ryley Walker’s first show of 2016 was an opening slot for Joanna Newsom at the Sydney Opera House, which also began his inaugural Australian tour. Ten days later he found himself in Glasgow performing at two Bert Jansch tribute shows alongside Robert Plant, Jacqui Mcshee and Archie Fisher. Walker is currently touring the UK as a duo with Danny Thompson (the renowned bass player of Pentangle, Nick Drake and Talk Talk – amongst many others) and will open for Deer Tick once he returns stateside. Cannots will be released by Dead Oceans on Record Store Day 2016. Full list of dates below, including a RSD in-store performance at Chicago’s Permanent Records.


*new dates in bold*
Sun. Feb. 28 – Manchester, UK @ Band On The Wall &
Mon. Feb. 29 – London, UK @ Bush Hall &
Thurs. March 10 – Sat. March 12 – Chicago, IL @ Levitation Chicago – Thalia Hall
Sun. April 3 – Jackson, MS @ Duling Hall †
Tue. April 5 – St. Louis, MO @ The Duck Room @ Blueberry Hill †
Wed. April 6 – Iowa City, IA @ Mission Creek Music Fest – The Mill †
Thur. April 7 – Chicago, IL @ Old Town School of Folk Music †
Fri. April 8 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre †
Sat. April 9 – Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club †
Mon. April 11 – Boulder, CO @ Bluebird Theatre †
Tue. April 12 – Aspen, CO @ Belly Up †
Wed. April 13 – Santa Fe, NM @ MEOW Wolf †
Sat. April 16 – Chicago, IL @ Permanent Records (In-store)
Fri. April 29 – Belfast, IE @ Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival
Sat. April 30 – Sun. May 1 – Kilkenny, IE @ Kilkenny Roots Festival
Sun. May 2 – Dublin, IE @ Whelans
Sun. June 19 – Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret
Fri. June 24 – Sun. June 26 – Oslo, NO @ Piknik i Parken
Sat. Aug. 6 – Sun. Aug. 7 – London, UK @ Caught By The River Thames
Thur. Aug. 18 – Sat. Aug. 20 – Praia do Tabuao, PT @ Paredes de Coura

& = w/ Danny Thompson
† = w/ Deer Tick