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ABOUT RYAN

With a style similar to the likes of Elliott Smith, Nick Drake, and more, Hobler’s debut album, The Elusive Yes, is poised to be a masterpiece of powerfully moving songs that all listeners will be able to connect with intimately  - Earbuddy

Upbeat...catchy, well-crafted...with that early ’70′s Harry Nilsson/Gilbert O’Sullivan pop-ness about it.  It’s a good thing, especially in a time where “songwriters” are becoming scarce - Popdose

2014 NewSong Music Finalist 

Best of NYC Emerging Artists Americana/Folk Rock - Deli Magazine

Eclectic folk-pop singer and genre-jumping songwriter Ryan Hobler has been playing music in and around his native New York for nearly two decades. Performing in various bands and working as a professional audio engineer, Hobler developed a refined, lyric-driven style with a sound that combines intertwining layers of natural acoustic tones, transporting vocal harmonies and surprising arrangements. Thematically, his songs range from intimate personal stories to surreal allegorical explorations that have been praised for revealing a "love, defeat, and resilience in each track” (examiner.com).

Influenced by folk-rock heroes like Paul Simon, Elliott Smith, and Nick Drake, Hobler’s driving force is a desire to connect with others, inspire them, and create great art. In 2015, with the help of renowned producer Andy Baldwin (Bjork, St. Lucia, Wakey! Wakey!), Ryan released his debut album, The Elusive Yes. 

 

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THE ELUSIVE YES AVAILABLE NOW ON ITUNES & BANDCAMP + 5 STAR REVIEW 

I am unbelievably excited and so very proud to announce that today marks the official wide release of my debut album, THE ELUSIVE YES. It's been such a long time in the making and I am so happy to finally share it with you in it's entirety. Download the record now on iTUNES or BANDCAMP! 

Reviews are starting to come in and they are nothing short of mind blowing. Songwriting Magazine gave it 5 (out of 5) stars writing: "Hobler has recorded an album which proves he’s a songwriter of unparalleled skill, managing that elusive trick of being both introspective and universally appealing." Additionally they write: "these are songs of peerless quality which deserve to stand the test of time and become part of music’s great history."  WHOA, HIGH PRAISE! 

The good folks over at Songwriting Magazine have also informed me that the only other artist who has received a 5 star review is none other than The Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen. That is crazy and I don't believe it for a second! Stay tuned for more reviews as they come in….
 

THE DAY WE LAST SPOKE PREMIERES ON DINGUS 

DINGUS has premiered "The Day We Last Spoke," the latest single off my album THE ELUSIVE YES. My favorite is the opening bit where our writer, Andrew Alexander, says: 

I’m going to tell you right now: ‘The Day We Last Spoke’ is not a track that fits in with what your concept of cool 2015 music is. It doesn’t brandish hashtags like #cyberpunk or #politirock but that doesn’t mean shit to me.
 
Yes, friends this review deserves it's own hashtag trend. #LOVETHISGUY

Head on over to read the full writeup!

"BOB vs JACK vs THE WORLD" ELMORE MAGAZINE PREMIERE  

My latest musical concoction: "Bob vs. Jack vs. The World" is like "With or Without You" for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. And it just premiered to a nice writeup over on Elmore Magazine. It's the story about two frenemy thieves stuck quite literally in a dead-end situation. Imagine the last few minutes of the aforementioned film: the bandits are holed up, wounded and surrounded by the Bolivian army in an inescapable and unwinnable situation. Now just change "Butch" to "Bob", "Sundance" to "Jack" and the "Bolivians" to "The World." I wrote it thinking of this love/hate relationship I had with a friend of mine and then realized it sounded an awful like like that movie. Full disclosure: I still haven't seen that one in its entirety yet. Maybe I've seen just the end of it.  

NEWSONG MUSIC CONTEST FINALS AT LINCOLN CENTER 

Mega-excited to be performing as a Finalist in the prestigious NEWSONG MUSIC CONTEST this Saturday November 15th at LINCOLN CENTER(!). It's a judged two-part event: from 3pm-530pm all 12 Finalists -including yours truly - will perform one song and then, from 7-930pm, the top five artists will be selected to perform an additional two songs. I would love to see you face in the crowd so please come out and support me! The other Finalists are all wonderful and it should be a fantastic show. Check out below for links and all the information you need:

Sat Nov 15th:: 3pm & 7pm :: Lincoln Center David Rubinstein Atrium :: 61 West 62nd St :: NYC
 
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