Playing a mix of New Orleans Jazz and Country Blues
Performing in Northwestern Alberta and Northeastern British Columbia April 2019
Ryan McNally finds his inspiration from the south USA, performing music that is a mix of New Orleans Jazz and Country Blues. McNally has become known for his diversity as a multi-instrumentalist. He plays guitar, harmonica, mandolin, violin and banjo. Whether solo or with his band, he performs on all these instruments effortlessly and in his own signature style.
Big Horn Trail Dates - Ryan McNally
March 31, 2019 Evansburg, AB
April 2, 2019 Jasper, AB
April 3, 2019 Hinton, AB
April 4, 2019 Dawson Creek, BC
April 5, 2019 Tumbler Ridge, BC
April 6, 2019 Hudson’s Hope, BC
April 7, 2019 Wembley, AB
April 9, 2019 Fairview, AB
April 10, 2019 Berwyn, AB
April 11, 2019 Valleyview, AB
April 12, 2019 Sangudo, AB
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Whether he’s playing solo or with his band, you’re likely to find Ryan McNally performing on a Canadian stage near you in 2018!
While he’s known best for his interpretative playing of traditional acoustic blues, jazz and old time music, audiences can’t help but notice the influence that Northern living has had on his music. For the past 10 years McNally as called Whitehorse, YK his home.
His first album Down Home (2012), was recorded live by CBC North and received a feature on the popular radio show Saturday Night Blues, hosted by Holgar Peterson.
Originally from rural Quebec, Ryan first discovered jazz and blues by uncovering a huge collection of ‘78 records that belonged to his grandfather. Then, as a teen, his curiosity for the sound and history anchored his love for the genres and it’s only grown stronger since.
So much so, that Ryan headed south for a winter in 2015 to New Orleans, LA to write his second album Steppin’ Down South. The album captures the sound of hillbilly blues and jug band jazz. This album is saturated with the sounds and rhythm of New Orleans streets. Bob Hamilton at Old Crow Studios in Whitehorse, Yukon, recorded it live off the floor in 2016.
In 2017 Steppin’ Down South was nominated for Blues Artist Of The Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards (WCMA). That year Ryan also had the privilege and opportunity to perform for Prince William and Princess Kate during their visit to the Yukon.
McNally has become known for his diversity as a multi-instrumentalist. He plays guitar, harmonica, mandolin, violin and banjo. Whether solo or with his band, he performs on all these instruments effortlessly and in his own signature style.
When he’s not touring or recording McNally is experimenting with scoring music to film as well as musical direction for theater.
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