by Andrew Sacher

photo: Ryley Walker at 2015 Pitchfork Festival (more by James Richards IV)
Ryley Walker

The prolific psychedelic folk singer Ryley Walker released his newest album Primrose Green (his first for Dead Oceans) earlier this year, and he's already back with a new standalone single. It's a collaboration with drummer Charles Rumback, and it's close to thirteen minutes of psychedelic, free-form jamming. Something you might expect from a guy who just took part in a Grateful Dead tribute. Ryley's a talented singer and songwriter, but he's an especially talented guitarist and he really lets his fretwork abilities shine here. Listen below.

Ryley is spending much of the next few months touring Europe, but he'll squeeze a NYC show in there too. He was added to the Tompkins Square Label 10th anniversary show happening October 9 at Rough Trade NYC with three '60s/'70s-era musicians: Michael Chapman, Peter Walker (no relation) and Bob Brown.Tickets for that show are still available.

All dates are listed, with the new song, below...


Ryley Walker -- 2015 Tour Dates
Tue 18 Aug 2015 Whelans Upstairs Dublin, Ireland
Wed 19 Aug 2015 Triskel Arts Centre Cork, Ireland
Thu 20 Aug 2015 Róisín Dubh Galway, Ireland
Thu 20 Aug 2015 - Sun 23 Aug 2015 Green Man Festival 2015 Neath, UK
Fri 21 Aug 2015 Unknown venue Bangor, Ireland
Tue 25 Aug 2015 Feeërieën Brussels, Belgium
Wed 26 Aug 2015 Olive Brasserie Paddock Wood, UK
Thu 27 Aug 2015 Norwich Arts Centre Norwich, UK
Fri 28 Aug 2015 The Rainbow Birmingham, UK
Sat 29 Aug 2015 Soup Kitchen Manchester, UK
Sun 30 Aug 2015 The Band Room Farndale, UK
Mon 31 Aug 2015 Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff, UK
Tue 01 Sep 2015 The Green Door Store Brighton, UK
Wed 02 Sep 2015 Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen London, UK
Thu 03 Sep 2015 The Keep Guildford, UK
Thu 03 Sep 2015 - Sun 06 Sep 2015 Into the Great Wide Open 2015 Vlieland, Netherlands
Sun 06 Sep 2015 Paradiso Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sun 06 Sep 2015 Sugar Mountain Festival 2015 Amsterdam, Netherlands
Wed 09 Sep 2015 Manufaktur Schorndorf, Germany
Thu 10 Sep 2015 Privatclub Berlin, Germany
Fri 11 Sep 2015 Aalhaus Hamburg, Germany
Sat 12 Sep 2015 TakeRoot Festival 2015 Groningen, Netherlands
Sun 13 Sep 2015 Schlachthof Wiesbaden, Germany
Mon 14 Sep 2015 El Lokal Zürich, Switzerland
Tue 15 Sep 2015 La Gravière Geneva, Switzerland
Thu 17 Sep 2015 Hana-Bi Marina di Ravenna, Italy
Fri 25 Sep 2015 - Sun 27 Sep 2015 Midpoint Music festival 2015 Cincinnati, OH, US
Fri 09 Oct 2015 Rough Trade NYC Brooklyn, NY, US*
Thu 22 Oct 2015 Rotown Rotterdam, Netherlands
Sat 24 Oct 2015 Let's Get Lost Festival 2015 Zwolle, Netherlands

* - w/ Michael Chapman, Peter Walker, Bob Brown