This year’s “Road to Nightfall” winner, The Ryan Oyer Band, will be headlining Nightfall this Friday evening at 8 p.m., and Ryan has something special for fans.
In anticipation of their new album, scheduled for release on August 29 at the Camp House, the band is releasing an EP at Nightfall comprised of bonus tracks that didn’t make the cut (largely a matter of time and space constraints).
The seven tracks are a shining example of the direction Oyer’s music has taken in recent years, a transformation from the mellower “hippie” days to a full-blown, ballsy, rip-roaring rock-and-roll act.
The EP is solid; from beginning to end and of a quality level that would make any band proud. The fact that these are the songs were left off the final compilation suggests the new album itself, when it drops, is going to be phenomenal.
This comes as no surprise to anyone familiar with Oyer’s work ethic and his penchant for surrounding himself with some of the most talented musicians and guest artists in the area. There isn’t space here to list the credits for the EP, but let it be said it reads like a who’s who of local performers.
Chattanooga British Invasion tribute, The Pool, will be opening for Oyer and company at 7 p.m.