JIMMY RYAN'S WOODEN LEG
Raucus Rootsy Rock and Roll!!
The Fallout Shelter - 61 Endicott Street, Norwood, MA, 02062
For those who like their pigeonholes neat and tidy, Jimmy Ryan is an unsettling proposition. He plays mandolin with the old-timey pluck of a bluegrass breakdown, but he also plays it with the ferocity of a rock guitarist. What else would you expect of a left-handed rebel who began his career by playing both in a bluegrass combo (Pine Island) and a punk band (decentz)?
The melding of styles made Ryan a pioneer of the so-called “alt-country” scene in the late ‘80s when he founded and fronted the bluegrass-tinged rock band “The Blood Oranges”. And the same eclectic approach makes him one of the most dynamic singer-songwriters on the rich Boston Americana scene today.
Americana? Roots music? Alt-Country? Hillbilly Rock? Wooden Leg's music defies musical boundaries and this live recording captures the band doing what it does best.
Jimmy and the Boys haven't been to the Fallout Shelter in quite a while but it's always an "event" when they do...they ROCK...here's proof
“Jimmy Ryan is one of those names woven into the fabric of Americana music… His contributions are considerable.” -No Depression Magazine
“What do you get when you combine a crooning bluegrass mandolin master, a veteran bassist, a fiddler who plays through fuzz boxes and wah-wah pedals, sounding more like Jimi Hendrix than Papa John Creach, and a big band swing drummer who inexplicably feels moved to pound the skins harder than John Bonham on a bender? Do you call it country, folk, bluegrass, rock ‘n’ roll, or maybe just a freak of nature? Just call it Wooden Leg, and give the group room to do its thing. It’s much safer that way.”
-David Wildman, Boston Globe
Joe Kessler - Blue Violin
Mickey Bones - Drums
Jimmy Ryan - Mandolin and Songs
Brian Dunton - Bass
Russell Chudnofsky - Guitar
The Fallout Shelter is an all ages performance venue welcoming worldwide, world class music in an intimate setting. Our studio audience attends to watch the creation and production of the music television series The Extended Play Sessions. The Fallout Shelter events are immersive experiences for both audience and performers alike...a live music experience like no other. We are fully ADA compliant and have wheelchair access. We have a wide selection of beer and wine for your adult beverage pleasures and each show comes with a free commemorative event poster. Our doors open at 6PM. Seating is General Admission. We recommend you arrive at the time the doors open.