Americana Mash-Up: Brady Rymer and Band Hit ‘Press Play’ on June 24


Americana Mash-Up: Brady Rymer and Band Hit ‘Press Play’ on June 24

Brady Rymer and his rootsy band celebrate the release of a new album called Press Play with various concerts this summer, kicking off with a show at NYC’s City Winery on Sunday, June 12th.

‘Press Play’ marks the 8th release from two-time Children’s GRAMMY Award nominees Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could and it may just be their best one yet.  ‘Press Play’ is a dedicated album that is lovingly fixated on Americana music.  What is Americana?  Americana, as defined by the Americana Music Association (AMA), as “contemporary music that incorporates elements of various American roots music styles, including country, roots-rock, folk, bluegrass, R&B and blues, resulting in a distinctive roots-oriented sound that lives in a world apart from the pure forms of the genres upon which it may draw.  Rymer and his band hits all these notes through rhythm and blues, gospel, rock and roll, and hints of country, folk and bluegrass.  It’s quite an impressive feat to mix and layer this vast collection of music in just 12 original songs.  Yet, the Little Band That Could did just that with ‘Press Play’.

‘Press Play’ is an album that exudes personality that is both catchy and engaging.  Americana music is known for being non-commercial music that is not perfected in a studio, but one that has a ‘real’ analog feel and emotion.  ‘Press Play’ has songs that talk about being together, doing good for others, finding empathy, and a reflection on one’s life and the past.  These are all stories we share together as people and Brady and his band have backed these beautiful lyrics with rich and layered musical textures with instruments like horns, steel guitars, and fiddles.  Every song reflects Rymer’s life-affirming exuberance. Families will jump in and enjoy the catchy, sing-along hooks and engaging stories, along with the colorful and creative musicality of Press Play.

NPR’s All Things Considered notes that Brady’s NYC based band (Claudia Mussen, Liz Queler, Seth Farber, Larry Eagle, Jeremy Chatzky and Dan Myers) “might just be the best sounding in children’s music.” Rymer realizes that his audience spans ages and generations. “We encourage all of our listeners to look at the world through another’s eyes, surprise themselves with what they can achieve, try the unimaginable or hey! Maybe even change the world with a simple small action,” he says.

‘Press Play’ Track Listings:

1. Press Play
2. Dont Knock It til You Try It
3. Me on the Map
4. I Surprised Myself
5. Its A Beauty
6. The Only One
7. Hold This Home Together
8. Chain Reaction
9. Dress in Blue
10. Your Love Turns the World Around
11. Switcheroo Day
12. One Day by the Riverside

Upcoming concert details (check Brady’s website for any updated shows):

  • Jul 3, Sun
    Riverhead Waterfront
    Riverhead, NY
  • Jul 19, Tue
    Greenport Carousel
    Greenport, NY
  • Jul 23, Sat
    New London Waterfront Park
    New London, CT
  • Jul 29, Fri
    Celebrate The Children Summer Camp
    Denville, NJ
  • Aug 5, Fri
    Wolf Trap Theatre in the Woods
    Vienna, VA
  • Aug 19, Fri
    East Meadow Library
    East Meadow, NY

About Brady Rymer:  Brady Rymer is a two-time GRAMMY Award nominee and one of the top talents in the independent family music scene today.  Together with his Little Band That Could, Rymer creates rockin’ live music for kids and families across the country.  When he’s not playing with his own band, Brady plays bass guitar with the Laurie Berkner Band.  He live on the North Fork of Long Island.

Americana Mash-Up: Brady Rymer and Band Hit ‘Press Play’ on June 24

List Price: $ 12.63 (CD) or $ 9.49 (MP3)  Press Play is available via iTunes and Amazon.

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