Crash and Ride: Episode 19 – Ryley Walker

Ryley Walker is a guitarist and singer/songwriter, originally from Rockford, IL. He lived in Chicago for the better part of a decade, and has now relocated to NYC. He has an incisive, brilliant wit and he came to my attention through his sharp and funny twitter presence. Digging into his work revealed to me that he is also a thoughtful, gifted, and brilliant musician. We talked about drugs, sadness, the isolation of touring, and his suicide attempt in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.

His website is here:

His twitter account can be found here:

This week’s Crash and Ride Spotify Playlist is here:

The photo I used on this entry was shot by Galea McGregor, one of the directors at WXPN, which is here: