The West Wind

by Ryley Walker



Ryley Walker is a 24 year-old singer/songwriter and guitarist from Chicago. His debut album will be released April 15, 2014 on Tompkins Square.

"The West Wind" is Ryley's debut 3 song EP, featuring "The West Wind" from his forthcoming album on Tompkins Square, and two B sides : "A Home For Me" and "Sweet Little Betsy". The B sides will not appear elsewhere, digitally or otherwise.

The 12" is audiophile quality, 180g vinyl at 45rpm. Limited pressing of 1300 units.

"With the charming swagger of jazz-folk troubadour Tim Buckley and the resonant, full picking style of Bert Jansch, "The West Wind" comes from Walker's first widely available release, a three-song 12". With acoustic guitar in hand and a voice like browned butter, Walker swings and sways in a lush string-and-piano arrangement right out of Buckley's Starsailor; it slowly picks up to a swirling gallop without bucking the rhythm." - NPR Music


released February 28, 2014


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Tompkins Square San Francisco, California

Tompkins Square label, established in 2005, has released acclaimed recordings by artists such as William Tyler, Ryley Walker and Michael Chapman as well as reissues of folk, old-timey, gospel and American Primitive Guitar. The label has received 8 Grammy nominations. ... more

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