Today on NPR's Song of the Day, Harlem-via-Georgia soulman Ryan Shaw brings his "honeyed tenor with a gritty underside" to a Jerry Ragovoy-penned '60s gem "You Don't Know Nothing About Love." NPR says, "With big-haired U.K. stars like Adele dominating the soul world, Shaw serves up a reminder that there's still room for pure American soul." Listen at NPR: http://n.pr/IhclDS
In addition to Adele, Shaw's voice on his sophomore album 'Real Love' (May 15 / Dynotone) has already earned impressive comparisons to Cee-Lo, Sam Cooke, and Stevie Wonder.
On April 26, Shaw will preview songs from 'Real Love' at an intimate NYC show at Rockwood Music Hall, then hits NYC's Webster Hall on May 18 supporting JJ Grey & Mofro. More dates will be announced soon.
For a taste of Ryan's live show, watch these two live videos of new songs Ryan recently filmed without the help of auto tune or studio magic:
"Evermore" live: http://youtu.be/O1JVYl0e7co
"Karina" live: http://youtu.be/2J2TsiSFfK0
Ryan Shaw on the Web:
Artist Website: http://www.thisisryanshaw.com/
Hi-res album art, press releases, links, etc:http://www.shorefire.com/clients/rshaw