(c) DECEMBER 2019 RYAN HERRICK.
Physical, signed copy of the brand new ep HEAL YOUR BONES.
"Heal Your Bones" is a collection of songs centered around the hero's journey, a universal archetype written about by the likes of Joseph Campbell and Carl Jung. The songs emerge from a psycho-spiritual perspective of being human: the quest for healing; the value of knowing your roots; memory, aging, death and dying; and the journey home.
Before this EP even became an "EP," Ryan Herrick was reaching for collaboration and musical kinship-- so he sought out his good friends just to make some music to see where it would go. The talented Chicago engineer John Abbey of Kingsize Soundlabs, songwriter Marcus Newman, drummer Charles Rumback, and singer-guitarist Joel Mongeon worked with him compose, arrange, and produce many elements of a handful of new songs.
"I think it's rare when you find friends with just the right kind of chemistry where a sort of synchronicity happens through the creative process. I'd call 'em soulmates." Ryan reflects.
Wild Mountain Thyme and Holdin' On were recorded in true Abbey/Herrick fashion-- live off the floor keeping to the tried-and-true spirit of folk-americana-roots music. Wild Mountain Thyme was recorded in Massachusetts with the help of DIY extraordinare Joel Mongeon.
"Heal Your Bones and Tumbleweed were studio creations from the ground up, but with regards to our creative approach, we were reaching for a blend of honesty with sky's-the-limit ideas. Through that process, John and I were able to dig a little deeper into the musical soil between us."
Ryan Herrick: Vocals, Acoustic Guitars, Electric Guitars, Electric Lap Steel, Drums & Percussion, Ebow, Triangle
John Abbey: Bass, Percussion, Synth, Organ, Vocals
Joel Mongeon: Additional Acoustic Guitar on "Wild Mountain Thyme"
Marcus Newman: Mandolin on "Holdin' On"
Charles Rumback: Drums & Percussion on "Holdin' On"
Produced & Engineered by John Abbey at Kingsize Soundlabs in Chicago, IL (Tracks 1,3,4)
"Wild Mountain Thyme" Engineered & Mixed by Joel Mongeon at Woolen Mills in Clinton, MA..
Mastered by Scott Anthony at Storybook Sound in Maplewood, NJ.
"Heal Your Bones (EP)" was mixed and arranged by Ryan Herrick and John Abbey.*
- Heal Your Bones
- Wild Mountain Thyme
- Holdin' On
- Tumbleweed (Take Me Home)