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Melodime / Waiting for Flynn / Bryan Ranney

Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Ave, St. Louis, MO 63118

Come early to hear Bryan Ranney perform a solo acoustic set, opening for Virginia-based, Southern Alt Rockers, Melodime.

Also, St. Louis-based original rock band, Waiting For Flynn has been added to the bill!

Melodime is donating 100% of the profits from sales of their new album to a non-profit foundation they started called Now I Play Along Too, which provides musical instruments and education for orphans, victims of disasters, and underprivileged kids locally and around the world.

http://www.offbroadwaystl.com/event/1236439-melodime-st-louis/

Tickets for this All Ages Show are $10 in advance or $12 at the door.

Bryan Ranney, Ben Sturdevant, Kellen Meyer // In-The-Round

The Blue Pearl, 2626 Cherokee Street, Saint Louis, MO 63118

St. Louis Songwriters Anonymous presents its second songwriter night at the Blue Pearl. This show will combine the energetic positivity of the "Love and Connection" guru Bryan Ranney, with the soulful lamentations of Ben Sturdevant, and the mysterious, lyrical self-emolations of Kellen Meyer. A musical cocktail which will leave you emotionally lubricated.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/130631164004613/

Bryan Ranney Band: The 'Not A Ukulele' Tour - Denver, CO

Lion's Lair, 2022 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206

w/ St. Stevan & X-Ray Visionaries!

https://www.facebook.com/ststevanmusic/?fref=ts

http://www.xrayvisionariesband.bandcamp.com

Bryan Ranney Band’s ‘Not A Ukulele’ Tour Returns to Colorado this summer, delighting listeners with their catchy, original brand of alternative-folk music! Mandolinist and singer, Bryan Ranney leads a band of skilled improvisors. Brought up in the hard-knock Saint Louis music scene, each member is a fine representative of the vibrant, melting-pot, Americana-culture of acoustic blues, hippie-bluegrass, and river-town roots music that pervades the region. A truly gifted performer, Ranney seduces his audience with simple melodies, beautiful phrasing and a hypnotic groove. The characters that inhabit his songs can be dark and complex, but the poetry that renders them is genuine and unembellished. In concert, Bryan Ranney Band will warm your heart and leave you buzzing long after the final applause.

Bryan Ranney Band: The 'Not A Ukulele' Tour - Salida, CO

Benson's Tavern & Beer Garden, 128 N F St, Salida, CO 81201

Bryan Ranney Band’s ‘Not A Ukulele’ Tour Returns to Colorado this summer, delighting listeners with their catchy, original brand of alternative-folk music! Mandolinist and singer, Bryan Ranney leads a band of skilled improvisors. Brought up in the hard-knock Saint Louis music scene, each member is a fine representative of the vibrant, melting-pot, Americana-culture of acoustic blues, hippie-bluegrass, and river-town roots music that pervades the region. A truly gifted performer, Ranney seduces his audience with simple melodies, beautiful phrasing and a hypnotic groove. The characters that inhabit his songs can be dark and complex, but the poetry that renders them is genuine and unembellished. In concert, Bryan Ranney Band will warm your heart and leave you buzzing long after the final applause.

Bryan Ranney Band @ Festival in the Clouds

Festival in the Clouds, Main Street, Alma, CO 80420

Bryan Ranney Band’s ‘Not A Ukulele’ Tour Returns to Colorado this summer, delighting listeners with their catchy, original brand of alternative-folk music! Mandolinist and singer, Bryan Ranney leads a band of skilled improvisors. Brought up in the hard-knock Saint Louis music scene, each member is a fine representative of the vibrant, melting-pot, Americana-culture of acoustic blues, hippie-bluegrass, and river-town roots music that pervades the region. A truly gifted performer, Ranney seduces his audience with simple melodies, beautiful phrasing and a hypnotic groove. The characters that inhabit his songs can be dark and complex, but the poetry that renders them is genuine and unembellished. In concert, Bryan Ranney Band will warm your heart and leave you buzzing long after the final applause.

Bryan Ranney Band: The 'Not A Ukulele' Tour - Nederland, CO

Pioneer Inn, 15 E 1st St, Nederland, CO 80466

Bryan Ranney Band’s ‘Not A Ukulele’ Tour Returns to Colorado this summer, delighting listeners with their catchy, original brand of alternative-folk music! Mandolinist and singer, Bryan Ranney leads a band of skilled improvisors. Brought up in the hard-knock Saint Louis music scene, each member is a fine representative of the vibrant, melting-pot, Americana-culture of acoustic blues, hippie-bluegrass, and river-town roots music that pervades the region. A truly gifted performer, Ranney seduces his audience with simple melodies, beautiful phrasing and a hypnotic groove. The characters that inhabit his songs can be dark and complex, but the poetry that renders them is genuine and unembellished. In concert, Bryan Ranney Band will warm your heart and leave you buzzing long after the final applause.

Bryan Ranney Band @ Pop's Blue Moon (STL)

Pop's Blue Moon, 5249 Pattison Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110

The moon is full it's silver threads weave tapestries of light / ahead the road meanders on and fades into the night ...

free to all loved ones & supporters 8pm - 11pm

'Not A Ukulele' Tour: SF Bay Area

The Stork Club, 2330 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, CA

Bryan Ranney (STL, MO) Fellow Wolf (SF, CA) The Elegant Bachelors (Bllomington, IN) The Sweet Divide (Oakland, CA)

Tell your friends to get there early; Bryan kicks off the evening at 8pm with a special solo performance.

$7 Admission. 21+

LifeBridge Partnership Happy Hour w/ Bryan Ranney

John D. McGurk's , 1200 Russell Blvd., Saint Louis, MO

Happy Hour sponsored by the LifeBridge Young Professional Board.

Grab some friends and enjoy an evening of drinks, appetizers, listening to live music, and meeting new people. LifeBridge’s Young Professional Board conducts four happy hours each year to promote the mission of LifeBridge.

Live Music by Bryan Ranney (www.BryanRanney.com)

Purchase a $10 wristband for appetizers and discounted drinks. Wristbands are sold the evening of the Happy Hour at McGurk’s by the Young Professional Board.

A raffle for various prizes will be conducted. Tickets are $5 each or five for $20.

Funds that are raised support LifeBridge’s efforts to provide programs to children and adults with physical and/or intellectual disabilities.

Homecoming Party @ Venice Cafe

Venice Cafe, 1903 Pestalozzi, Saint Louis, MO 63118

Homecoming Party @ Venice Cafe.

Let’s show some Venice Cafe School Spirit!

Wear your letterman jacket. Bring out your pom-poms. Squeeze into that old prom dress. Who has the mascot costume?

Athletes: Dress out for cheerleading & football.

Nerds: This may be the night you finally lose your virginity.

Goths: You do you.

Chaperones: NOT ALLOWED!

We will be CROWNING a Homecoming King and Queen, so DRESS TO IMPRESS!

The big game kicks off this Saturday at 9pm w/ Bryan Ranney & The Makeout Under The Bleachers Band.

21+ $5 Admission.

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PHOTOS: In the Studio w/ Justin Steinbecker 

For the 6th installment of our LOVE & CONNECTION 'Live In Studio' Photo Series, we welcome the handsome and handy, Justin Steinbecker. You'll usually catch him performing on the djembe, but Justin has also played congas, symbols, doubek, and water-drum at our sessions in Adam Long's 41-Stair Soulard Studio. Most of these photos feature Justin playing his custom-made, bamboo didgeridoo. 

CHANGING THE LOCKS, by Bryan Ranney, is a full length album of original music about growing up, breaking up, falling in love and finding ways to come together.  

Justin Steinbecker

Mic the Didgeridoo

Lizards on Bamboo

All the Toys

Click Here to See the Full Series of LOVE & CONNECTION studio photos!

 

Bryan Ranney Band Returns to Colorado! 


2016 Tour Dates Announced!
Nederland, Alma, Salida, & Denver

Bryan Ranney Band’s ‘Not A Ukulele’ Tour Returns to Colorado this summer, delighting listeners with their catchy, original brand of alternative-folk music! Mandolinist and singer, Bryan Ranney leads a band of skilled improvisors. Brought up in the hard-knock Saint Louis music scene, each member is a fine representative of the vibrant, melting-pot, Americana-culture of acoustic blues, hippie-bluegrass, and river-town roots music that pervades the region. A truly gifted performer, Ranney seduces his audience with simple melodies, beautiful phrasing and a hypnotic groove. The characters that inhabit his songs can be dark and complex, but the poetry that renders them is genuine and unembellished. In concert, Bryan Ranney Band will warm your heart and leave you buzzing long after the final applause.

Click Below for Details!

Pioneer Inn - Nederland, CO - July 15

Festival in the Clouds - Alma, CO - July 16

Benson's Tavern & Beer Garden - Salida, CO - July 16

Lion's Lair - Denver, CO - July 19

PHOTOS: In the Studio w/ Chris Helmick 

Welcome to the 5th installment of our LOVE & CONNECTION 'Live In Studio' Photo Series. The Bryan Ranney Band is producing a record called CHANGING THE LOCKS, a full length album of original music about growing up, breaking up, falling in love and finding ways to come together. This week we feature guitar-player & brooding genius, Chris "Toefire" Helmick. Check it.
 

Toefire Goes Electric

Selfie Nerds

Helmick Envy

Chris Turns Feelings Into Sounds

Just Before The Robots Became Self Aware

Oh God. Don't Move. It's Right Behind You.


Here's the rest of the pics >>> LOVE & CONNECTION 'Live In Studio' Photo Series.
 

Bryan's Birthday Party / Kickstarter Thank You #2 

‘Not A Ukulele’ Presents   

Bryan's Birthday Party   
Pop’s Blue Moon   
Wednesday, March 16   
8pm   

Free To All Supporters & Loved Ones  

5249 Pattison Ave. 
St. Louis, MO 63110 

Bryan Ranney Band   

Adam Andrews … harmonica / washboard    
Chris Helmick … guitar     
Mathew Flory … upright bass    
Drew Lance … cajon    
Leslie Sanazaro … piano     
Justin Steinbecker … djimbe    

&     

Bryan Ranney … mascot 

 

PHOTOS: In the Studio w/ Matthew Flory 

After the hugely successful LOVE & CONNECTION crowdfunding campaign, Bryan Ranney Band is hard at play in the recording studio.

CHANGING THE LOCKS is an album of original music about growing up, breaking up, falling in love and finding ways to come together. This week, Matthew "Doctor Toxin" Flory thump-thumps away on the upright bass. 

LAST WEEK's PHOTOS: Drew Lance Beats Drums
 

Matthew Flory, Upright Bass

Bass Face


 Adam Long: Tracking the Take


 Doctor Toxin

PHOTOS: In the Studio w/ Drew Lance 

Bryan Ranney Band is back in the recording studio! This week, Drew Lance has been banging on drums, tracking percussion instruments and singing some sweet backing vocals. Enjoy these photos:  

Adam Long & Drew Lance  

Studio Selfie!  

Bryan Ranney & Drew Lance  

Spotlight: Backing Vocals.  

Tracking Happy: Drew Drums. 

Kickstarter Thank You Party # 1 

 


‘Not A Ukulele’ Presents  

Key To My Heart: A Celebration  
Pop’s Blue Moon  
Wednesday, February 17  
8pm  

Free To All Supporters & Loved Ones 

5249 Pattison Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110



Bryan Ranney Band  

Adam Andrews … harmonica / washboard   
Chris Helmick … guitar    
Mathew Flory … upright bass   
Drew Lance … cajon   
Leslie Sanazaro … piano    
Justin Steinbecker … djimbe   

&    

Bryan Ranney … mascot 

Right On Time 

"Hello Bryan, I missed your cut off date for the Kickstarter, but can I still get on the bandwagon? I don't see where I can contribute. Am I too late?"  

Actually, you're Right On Time!!

Due to a high volume of requests, we have created a system for folks who missed the original deadline. CLICK HERE!


Bryan & Team 'Not A Ukulele' just wrapped up a successful Kickstarter Project to fund Bryan's new album, CHANGING THE LOCKS, which explores themes of LOVE & CONNECTION. The campaign closed on Feb 1st at 11:59pm. We raised $15,443 from 171 backers. 

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