Raw, organic acoustic rock with a message.
"Herrick's voice is strong and compelling, the songwriting inspired and the musicianship is at a very high level. Taken together, this is one of the best albums we have heard this year. An absolute must have." -Floorshime Zipper Boots Music Blog
"After listening to some of Chicago singer/songwriter Ryan Herrick’s music, a couple of things stand out: He plays with a lot of passion for the material he sings about and he’s a gifted guitarist who can manipulate the strings to his will." -Music. Defined.
Ryan Herrick: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Percussion
FEATURING: Cole Coppola: Electric Guitar, Percussion, Backing Vocals Travis Johnson: Bass, Keyboards, and Backing Vocals Travis Maxim: Drums and Percussion
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by John Abbey at Kingsize Soundlabs in Chicago, IL.
Sagitta was recorded nearly live, all in one day on Earth Day 2017.
The music and lyrics on this record are a new step in songwriting for Ryan-- taking a much more direct and intimate approach while working with a band to produce a fully fleshed-out sound. Many of the songs are political; touching upon issues of Native American rights, the destructive fossil fuel industry, and political disillusionment. Spirituality still remains remains a lyrical focus and driving force behind his music-- speaking about challenges we all face as we grow and change inwardly, as well as the sacredness of all living things.
The Pre-Order of this record helped raise funds and awareness for Conscious Alliance, a Boulder-based organization that provides assistance to marginalized Native American communities in crisis through youth empowerment and hunger relief.