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Appropriately Inappropriate 

     Looking ahead to June - the J Ryan Trio will be appearing at several local beer gardens.  I'm not big into gardening, but I do just fine with beer.  We'll have details for you in the next installment of this fine publication, but today I'd like to remind everyone about a little album release party in which I've been invited to participate. 

     I’m occasionally asked to help out on recording projects, most recently on an album entitled Appropriately Inappropriate.   It’s a wild ride through Latin and Afro-Cuban - rhythm infused mayhem that challenged and expanded the arranging and performing ability of all cats involved.  The album release party for this melee of sound is slated for Sunday May 15, an afternoon that will undoubtedly be… Appropriately Inappropriate.  Tracks are available on the Music page.  Hope to see you there! 

Appropriately Inappropriate - Album Release Party 

Sunday May 15 

2pm to 4pm - doors open 1:30 

free admission 

Story Hill Firehouse - just south of Bluemound on Hawley Road 

407 N Hawley Road, Milwaukee 53213 

262 477 5813

Amplitude Modulation 

     Must be Springtime: folks are rolling down the car windows and letting the thump-tacular sounds of fender rattling music fill the neighborhood.  Don't get me wrong, I'm a fan of cranking up the sound system while under full-ahead steam on the road and gettin down with tunes from old to new...  well, more like old to not-quite-as-old, but I can't fathom the mindset that assumes the entire parking lot wants to hear what I'm listening to.  You can imagine, therefore, my consternation when while fueling up with shockingly high-priced petrol, I was concussed by the window rattling boom-chica-boom from the Camry Solara at the next pump.  I mean, c'mon man - it's a Camry...  Not to be outdone, as I rolled out I unleashed the mighty 20watt radio from my roached out Chevy Prizm.  Happened to be tuned to talk radio, and they were in commercial, so the gas station patrons were blessed with 10 loud seconds of the Adelman Carpet Cleaning jingle as I pulled away.   Hey - if it helps lift just one stain from deep pile or berber, I'm good. 

     Would you like to hear music at just the right volume - perfect for enjoying great songs while also enjoying conversation with friends?  Then simply check out the upcoming live music dates.

     I’m occasionally asked to help out on recording projects, most recently on an album entitled Appropriately Inappropriate.   It’s a wild ride through Latin and Afro-Cuban - rhythm infused mayhem that challenged and expanded the arranging and performing ability of all cats involved.  The album release party for this melee of sound is slated for Sunday May 15, an afternoon that will undoubtedly be… Appropriately Inappropriate.  Click on the Soundcloud link at the top of the page for a sample.  Hope to see you there!

All that's new in '22 

J Ryan Trio - what happened?  Where have you been?  Did you quit music and take up golf?   How did the arraignment go?  Was the surgery successful?  When did the Denny's Grand Slam stop including bacon? 

     Hey thanks for asking - responses below to bring you up to speed: 

Rough winter 
Sausalito 
Nope - but am working on my short game 
Probation 
Tail has been removed 
Shoulda come with bacon - I'd ask the waitress

      Indeed I have been busy as a mad hatter helping out on a number of music projects and am excited about the upcoming dates below that you won't want to miss. 

      My home church of Brookfield Lutheran hosts a vibrant and lively music program (pop in Sundays at 9:15am or 10:45).  A few of those fine musicians have also been bringing old school gospel, Christian contemporary done up funky, and what we affectionately dub 'songs from the heart' - tunes with a great message from the likes of Bill Evans, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder and others, around town to various venues and church festivals.  We call it 'The Fellowship Project' and will be kicking off the 2022 season April 3rd.  Cash bar: yes order in your own food via delivery: yes, sing along if you like: yes, Ryan valet parks your car: not so much.   Well actually, let me know what type of car - maybe I'm interested...

      And what of the good ole J Ryan Trio?  Why they also have April shows that promise a high energy romp through motown, 70's, 80's, jazz and... and!  Ryan promises to (finally) incorporate fresh jokes and banter, most of which will be lifted from reruns of 80's sitcoms (Night Court, Cheers, the Golden Girls... well maybe just the Betty White material... although Bea Arthur had some good lines.  Hey - did Seinfeld premiere in the 80's?  I dunno, but that was one quotable show...   What's that?   Oh I don't know what we were talking about - something to do with vitamins?   Oh - right - JRT at the Firehouse and Ally's in April.    Newsletter recipients are the first to know - pass the word if you know anyone who wants to be on the list.

     But wait... there's more!  Stay tuned for exciting news about the re-launch of our website, an April 22 date at Ally's Bistro and for a sneak peek at a recording project in which I'm excited to have been invited to participate. 

     Save the date: album release party on Sunday afternoon, May 15.  All that and more in the next exciting episode of the J Ryan Trio newsletter...   stay groovy!