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LIVE: Ryan Montbleau Band


photo by Rich Gastwirt ((www.stageshooter.com))

Friday night at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston, Ryan Montbleau got his band back together for an incredibly memorable night of music. Montbleau was joined by the group’s original core members (James & Jason Cohen, Laurence Scudder and Matt Giannaros) as well as Lyle Brewer on guitar and Yahuba on percussion. 

These 7 guys spent countless hours together over the years…touring the country in a Sprinter van and recording Montbleau’s songs while an ever-growing fan base followed their every move. It was clear that a flood of memories were hitting Montbleau up on that stage, but he decided to skip the story telling and let the music speak for itself. 

For one nearly 3-hour long set, RMB favorites came one after another, much to the sold out crowd’s delight. Stand out moments included “Stretch”, “Draw the Line”, “Honeymoon Eyes”, “Grain Of Sand”, “You Crazy You” > “I Can’t Wait” and an epic “Here Et. All” encore. Songs from the new album Growing Light were sprinkled in along with a few covers…the Talking Heads’ “Naive Melody” was clearly a crowd favorite. 

The room was filled with a palpable energy as fans danced alongside many familiar faces, celebrating this tight unit of a band. As the crowd roared and the guys got together for one final bow, it sank in that this is truly the closing of a chapter in Montbleau’s career…and for the RMB family too.

It was a bittersweet evening, and a fitting farewell for a great group of musicians and fans.

Ryan Montbleau Band


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NAUKABOUT 2012: Line Up

I’m very excited about the 5th annual Naukabout festival on Cape Cod, coming up on August 11th. Check out the stellar lineup:


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Naukabout Festival

The 4th annual Naukabout Music Festival is happening on August 6th, and the lineup was recently announced. This daylong family-friendly festival on Cape Cod will showcase a solid array of up and coming artists, most from the New England area. This will be my fourth Naukabout, and I’ll attest that it’s gotten better and better each year. Don’t miss it!

Ryan Montbleau Band
Zach Deputy
Barefoot Truth
Adam Ezra Group
Will Dailey and the Rivals
Jason Spooner trio
Highly Suspect
Jackson Wetherbee Band

Sat, August 6, 2011

Doors: 12:30 pm / Show: 12:45 pm (event ends at 10:00 pm)
Barnstable County Fairgrounds
Cape Cod, MA

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Happy Thanksgiving! I’m pleased and proud to let you know that an extremely hardworking Boston-based band will be featured on NPR’s, “All Things Considered” today. Ryan Montbleau and his band have been touring the country for SEVEN years now, slowly building a strong and loyal fanbase everywhere they go. They recently released their third full band studio album, Heavy On the Vine, produced by Martin Sexton.

The segment will air on WBUR Boston at 4pm. Perhaps you’ll be digesting your Turkey Day dinner,  maybe you’ll be preparing for a late meal, or you could be driving to a friend or relative’s house for dessert. If you’re in the greater Boston area, you can tune your radio to 90.9FM… if not, you can listen at WBUR.org on your computer (or iPhone!).

Listen in and spread the word! I can guarantee you’ll like at least one song… their style of music covers various genres and is difficult to sum up. You’ll have to hear it and decide for yourself. If you enjoy supporting local talent, the Ryan Montbleau Band has earned your support… tune in!

Ryan Montbleau Band on NPR’s “All Things Considered”
TODAY! Thanksgiving Day
@ 4pm eastern standard time on 90.9FM
OR streaming at WBUR.org

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Song Of The Day

JJ Grey & Mofro w/ Toots – “The Sweetest Thing”

I’m digging this single from the new Mofro album, Georgia Warhorse. You can check these guys out live (minus Toots unfortunately) the night before Thanksgiving up in Boston. They play the Paradise Rock Club with the Ryan Montbleau Band. Guaranteed fun time!

JJ Grey & Mofro
Paradise Rock Club

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Song Of The Day

Ryan Montbleau Band – “Stay” [LIVE]

Heavy On the Vine was released this past Tuesday, much to the delight of faithful Ryan Montbleau Band fans. The album is solid through and through and has been on the top ten list for Amazon’s most downloaded singer/songwriter albums all week. The band is now set out on a nationwide tour… a must see when they come to your town! They’re still putting out live videos for each track on the album, this one in particular is very beautifully shot and edited. How about those bass and guitar strings? Believe it or not, that effect was an accident! Check it out:

Ryan Montbleau Band
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Song Of The Day

Ryan Montbleau Band – “Fix Your Wings” [LIVE]

I think it’s safe to say that Ryan Montbleau Band’s 3rd studio album will be the best yet, with songs spanning across many different genres but with heartfelt, thought-provoking lyrics throughout.  Produced by Martin Sexton, Heavy on the Vine comes out Tuesday and these live videos have given us a great preview of the new material.  Here’s “Fix Your Wings”, shot and edited by a college friend of mine who really knows what he’s doing:

Ryan Montbleau Band
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