Ryan Bingham with Steve Earle & Jamestown Revival
Grammy and Oscar- winning singer/songwriter Ryan Bingham was born in New Mexico but raised all across the Southwestern United States.
He set out on his own, at a young age, shuffling from town to town and performing gigs at local no-frills bars. It’s this spirit of having done plenty of living early on, that has informed the singer- songwriters world-weary and jagged, weather-beaten vocals.
At only 34 years of age, Bingham has five studio albums under his belt – Mescalito, Roadhouse Sun, Junky Star, Tomorrowland, and Fear and Saturday Night.
For his 2015 release Fear and Saturday Night, Bingham needed some peace and quiet, free of the burdens that had saddled him during the writing and recording of his recent albums. Bingham lost both his parents to alcoholism, and parted ways with his former band The Dead Horses.
He relocated to an old airstream trailer tucked away in the mountains of California, camping out for several weeks and embracing the solitude to dig down deep and craft his most powerful album yet. The album was recorded mostly live, with a brand new backing band and under the guidance of producer/engineer Jim Scott near Bingham’s home in Los Angeles, CA.
It’s the hard-learned lessons, through both good times and bad, which helped make Bingham the man he is today. Fear and Saturday Night is the most authentic, personal, and deeply moving portrait of that man we’ve heard yet.