Americana husband and wife duo. The sweetness and severity in their music echoes a cross between The Civil Wars and The Tedeschi Trucks Band. Strong harmonies melt together with an undeniable edge.
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Annalyse & Ryan are an Americana husband and wife duo based in Beacon, NY. The two recorded three albums and toured extensively with their former band 2/3 Goat. After making a name for themselves as an emerging Americana act (2/3 Goat described by Lee Zimmerman in No Depression as "one fine ensemble" whose "every song [on 2016 album Let It Rise] is outstanding"), Annalyse & Ryan began branching out into various songwriting projects and a musical duo of their own.
Annalyse, a true McCoy descended directly from the Kentucky side of the McCoy-Hatfield feud, brings deep storytelling roots to their music. Ryan was brought up on the coast of southern New Jersey singing on the boardwalks, and the epic movements of the Atlantic come through in the grooves he brings to their songs. Jeff Biggers of The Huffington Post describes Annalyse's voice as "golden pipes that resound from the hollers with the haunting beauty and power of a young Shawn Colvin and Patty Loveless," and Ryan's as expressing "confident bluesy licks [which] add a natural Johnny Cash resonance to McCoy's June Carter."
Annalyse & Ryan have shared the stage with Jimmy Vivino, Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams, Kathy Mattea, Jack Petruzzelli, Smithfield, and more. Notable venues they have played include Levon Helm Studios (Woodstock, NY), The Grand Ole Opry’s Times Square venue Opry City Stage, Le Poisson Rouge (NYC), The Jefferson Theater (Charlottesville, VA), and many more. The two were featured on John Platt’s (WFUV) On Your Radar at Rockwood Music Hall in NYC, and recently completed their first European tour in March 2018.
Their new singles "Can't Stop This Train" and "McIntosh Drive" can be found on all major streaming platforms.