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Ryan Bingham

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Hobbs NM, United States

George Ryan Bingham (born March 31, 1981 in Hobbs, New Mexico) is an American folk rock/Americana singer/songwriter. In addition to his solo albums, Bingham recorded two albums as Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses.

Bingham dropped out of school at 17 and was introduced to rodeo bull riding. He learned the emotional aspect of pain early in life, when shuttling between small towns and family members in the hardscrabble ranching communities of West Texas and Hobbs, New Mexico — and became well-acquainted with the physical facets of pain during his years on the Southwestern rodeo circuit.

That ache is palpable in the grooves of Mescalito, Ryan Bingham’s Lost Highway debut, but what’s even more plain is the steely strength needed to overcome it — a tenor that’s evident in both the singer-songwriter’s preternaturally wizened voice and his remarkably poignant songs, which resonate with roadhouse wisdom and rough-and-ready border-town piquancy.

The Beg For Broken Legs Songfacts reports that Bingham’s fourth album, Tomorrowland, was recorded in Malibu, California with producer Justin Stanley and self-released through Bingham’s new independent record label Axster Bingham Records on September 18, 2012.

He has won an Oscar for the best film song (Crazy Heart - The Weary Kind) in 2010.

Influences include Bob Dylan among others.

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  • GretePooh

    We definitely need you in Europe, man!

    28 Nov 2013 Reply
  • gameinss

    He just killed it in Corpus Christi last night!

    6 May 2013 Reply
  • hard-line

    perfecta!!!!

    26 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Athelstan87

    He's terrific live - I saw him in Manchester a couple of days ago. A lot of the songs (like his opener 'Sunshine') are much better live when you can see the slide guitar playing.

    16 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Toulorge

    Love Tomorrowland, this album is definitely starting to grow on me. It's great to see that Bingham is having fun and trying different things.

    13 Nov 2012 Reply
  • tarquin626

    was on BBC London Robert Elm's Show today http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p001d7kb sounded great x

    5 Nov 2012 Reply
  • mmjfan

    How is he live? Thinking about going to see him Oct 15th.

    7 Oct 2012 Reply
  • ccr_2108

    Been jamming this on Spotify all week. Great stuff.

    17 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Bobulous7

    Ryan has transitioned to a new sound a lot more gracefully than some other artists in recent memory. There are a couple misses on this record in my opinion, but overall the momentum keeps rolling forward.

    13 Sep 2012 Reply
  • MrModernRock

    Tomorrowland is streaming on Spotify already.

    11 Sep 2012 Reply
  • raffy_rillo

    Much love! ♥♥

    22 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Jimi-Jam

    What a great voice - soaked in smoke & whiskey, full of expression and emotion, and such 'organic' sounding music - really refreshing and down to earth.

    27 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Jimi-Jam

    What a marvellous discovery. Being an old Black Crowes fan, I was watching a Marc Ford interview from '07 - having produced Ryan's first album he said he was definitely somebody to watch out for. He knew what he was talking about! So here I am with three solid albums to feast on :p

    27 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Gohel

    Just received "Mescalito" : Wonderful edition, I'm definitely not disappointed.

    2 Feb 2012 Reply
  • prokopisss

    Great artist inspirational! THE man!

    29 Jan 2012 Reply
  • shaantigraphics

    Cool!

    17 Nov 2011 Reply
  • PhilBe

    Big fan, seen him twice. Great recorded output and a superb live artist.

    4 Nov 2011 Reply
  • DANASCELLY

    Quelle voix de mec!

    24 Sep 2011 Reply
  • jonnynoflow

    Anybody know where I can get a copy of his "Lost Bound Rails" album?

    28 Jul 2011 Reply
  • SkinneeJay

    His name is the exact name of the character from Up in the Air...

    18 Apr 2011 Reply
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