Ryan Shaw, one of soul music's hottest young singers with old-school chops, released 'Real Love' (Dynotone Records) this week and it's already hit the iTunes R&B Top Ten. In a 3.5/4 star review, USA Today compared Shaw to the holy soul trinity of Stevie Wonder, Wilson Pickett, and James Brown and CBS called it "the most masterful work of his young career."
Ryan Shaw plays NYC's Webster Hall on May 18th, with JJ Grey and Mofro. Shows in Chicago, California and more will follow. Dates below.
"Remember Little Stevie Wonder's joyous yelp of a voice against that insistent Motown beat early in his career? Shaw evokes a similar feeling on Real Love" - USA TODAY
"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. " - NPR
"Put Sam Cooke and Cee-Lo Green in a blender with some green onions and turn it up to 11." - Okayplayer
"Classic soul" - Yahoo! Music
"Strong grooves" - Essence
Ryan Shaw Tour Dates:
5/18 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall *
6/19 - New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall
6/20 - Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head Live
6/24 - Apple Valley, MN @ Minnesota Zoo Amphitheater %
6/25 - Apple Valley, MN @ Minnesota Zoo Amphitheater %
6/27 - Madison, WI @ Overture Center for the Arts %
6/28 - Milwaukee, WI @ Milwaukee Summerfest ^
6/29 - Chicago, IL @ Martyr's
6/30 - Red Wing, MN @ Central Park Bandshell #
7/28 - New York, NY @ B.B. King's
8/04 - Arena Point, CA @ Arena Theatre
* w/ JJ Grey & Mofro
% w/ Tedeschi Trucks Band
^ w/ Gary Clark Jr.
# w/ BoDeans
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