Author Archives: ryanwmccord

Album Review – Parton & Pearl

Thanks to the folks over at Parton & Pearl for reviewing From the Railyard to the Woodyard! The review is here. From their website: Parton and Pearl is a new Canadian publication focused on comedy, country music, and the strong … Continue reading

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Airplay

I want to take a minute and thank some of the folks who have given me some radio play lately! First and foremost, Samantha Stuart at Cabin Radio here in Yellowknife, who will be featuring From the Railyard to the … Continue reading

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Hurtin For Real

Just want to say thanks to Brian Saunderson down in Kamloops, BC, for featuring me on his online radio show, Hurtin For Real! Episode 932, part 2, week of January 29, 2021.

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Cutting Ice – Video featuring ‘I Saw the Ice’

Back in 2014, or maybe 2013, just minutes before I was getting on the plane to California to record my first album, Janna Graham and I went out to the ice of Great Slave Lake to make some sound recordings … Continue reading

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New Album Release on Winter Solstice – December 21, 2020

The new album goes on sale on Monday December 21, 2020! It’s called From the Railyard to the Woodyard. There’s Vinyl, CD, and Digital. I’m super-excited to share it with you! Recorded back in February, in Nanton, Alberta, with producer … Continue reading

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Hot off the press!

The long-awaited new album is almost here! Currently nearing the completion of manufacturing, on vinyl and CD.

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New Music Video – My Bacon Makin’ Baby

Since I’ve got a new music video coming out soon, I have some tracks ready to go for when things like the Western Arctic Moving Pictures 48 Hour Music Video Competition come up, I can submit a song for the … Continue reading

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Charlie Peter

In the 1970s Craig Mishler spent some time in Old Crow and northern Alaska, and wrote a scholarly book documenting Gwich’in fiddle music and culture. It’s called The Crooked Stovepipe; Athapaskan Fiddle Music and Square Dancing in Northeast Alaska and … Continue reading

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Punch Brothers

The Punch Brothers take traditional bluegrass instruments and play everything from classical music to contemporary rock.  This tune is an old bluegrass number that they play in their own exceptional style.  All of the band members take amazing solos in … Continue reading

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Stuff Smith

A fiddler I know of back home once said that people often asked him if he was into Stephane Grappelli, to which he replied “I’m more a Stuff Smith guy.” Having never heard of Stuff Smith, I promptly looked him … Continue reading

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