The J Ryan Trio plays everything from jazz perfect for cocktails to hard swinging blues, motown, 60's, 70's and 80's tunes perfect for any venue or event with every dollar raised donated to great local charities.

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MMMM... What's up doc? 

It's... high time this newsletter returns to its original intent: a cathartic outlet sharing with you the wacky doings and goings on of my day-to-day.  To wit:  the young band of roommates next door.  Good kids, nice guys, but keen to enjoy while sitting on their driveway, shall we say, cigarettes of a certain variety.   No big deal, but Indeed they smokestack herbs in sufficient quantities to affect the woodland creatures passing between our closely spaced row-houses.   I don't mind helping the squirrels stagger back to their appointed trees. But the rabbits, presumably suffering from the bunny munchies, are consuming my garden tomatoes and flowers at an increasingly ravenous rate.  The raccoons have requested more half eaten doritos bags be left in the trash bin... 

    Now I've always believed that 90% of problems can be hammered out if folks get together and chat face to face, and I'm happy to report that an air-quality detente has been reached.  My garden gnome looks less glassy eyed already. 

    Hey - music is no different - it works best when done face to face - live and in person where musicians, listeners, even hecklers can share some tunes, trade some laughs.  5G connectivity is great, and you should find us on facebook and check out our website at www.jryantrio.com,  but I'd encourage you to also stop out and recharge in person at any of the upcoming soirees listed below.  All are kid-friendly - most are dog friendly too!

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!