Bryan Ranney. Not A Ukulele.

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Bryan Ranney / Brian Kious

RED FISH, BLUE FISH , 7 Hawks Nest Plz, St. Charles, Missouri 63303

$5 @ the door

Americana/indie/folk/singer songwriter

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BRYAN 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 will warm your heart and leave you buzzing long after the final applause.

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BARLEY STATION is a band whose music combines the roots of Americana, Pop/Rock, Country, and Folk and puts them in a blender with a dash of amaretto pouring out a tasty glass of contagious sound! The result is a distinctly alternative blend that draws deeply from its roots yet looks forward and to the future.

Changing the Locks Album Release Concert

Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Ave, Saint Louis, MO

Tickets are NOW ON SALE for the Changing the Locks Album Release Concert on September 29th at OFF BROADWAY!

This is going to be a very special, one-of-a-kind event. (I have plans to do things at this show that will literally NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN.)

I am so grateful for your huge support throughout my LOVE & CONNECTION project!

As a gesture of gratitude, I have been working with the wonderful folks at OFF BROADWAY to put together an exclusive reward for YOU, my biggest supporters and loved ones:

Purchase your tickets online BEFORE Friday, September 8th at 9:29pm

Everyone who purchases before the deadline will receive:

  1. A FREE autographed concert poster; and
  2. An invitation to the meet & greet PRE-PARTY with Bryan on the day of the show; and
  3. EARLY ACCESS to the venue for the BEST SEATS

SEATING IS LIMITED and will very likely SELL OUT before the day of show, so if you would like a seated ticket, please BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY and select the “SEATED” ticket option.

Love,

Bryan

Come celebrate with Bryan Ranney Band in Saint Louis, MO at Off Broadway!

Doors at 7 pm. Show at 8 pm.

Admission: $12. All Ages/ $3 Minor Surcharge.

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.

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'Not A Ukulele' Blog

The Ballerina  

by Bryan Ranney

The railway yard is all grey pebbles and rust until a yellow-orange engine lumbers by, loaded down with coal hoppers and something in a tanker. Carrie walks on the sidewalk, parallel to the track, toward the strip mall, past the edge of the industrial court. On these walks, the weeds are footlights, the concrete a stage, the passing traffic her audience.  She walks with grace and cannot help but smile at her own cleverness, this subtle dance. She is the ballerina. Earlier, in her basement, she scratched her yellow pencil on a notebook, rehearsed her choreography in secret. She watched the girl in the mirror spin. Now, arriving at the dime store, she heads straight for the children’s costumes. She rubs the coarse, pink, plastic netting of a tutu between her thumb and index finger. She closes her eyes and raises her arms, posing. She remembers a church mission to the delta, after the storm. Muscles burning from the strain of holding plywood over her head, the sound of the nail gun as they patched the hole. Here, through the ceiling, some woman and her children had escaped onto the roof and waved to helicopters that would lift them to safety.  On their way home, the pastor, Robinson, hums a tune, steers the bus with his muscular arms, dirt under his fingernails. When they stop to twirl in the gas station parking lot, she catches a glance of their reflection in the driver-side door of a Cadillac. The vision recedes and Carrie exits the aisle, the store, the strip mall, heading home past the railway yard and back to her quiet basement.