Sacramento-based artist. Ryan Thompson & The Delicate Hounds, extract guidance from Johnny Cash to Wilco on their country-inflected album Waiting On A Ghost due out May 24th. The track “Waiting On A Ghost” has been released from the upcoming album.
“This song was written, composed and recorded in a closet in my mother-in-law’s house in Mexico,” says Ryan Thompson about Waiting On A Ghost’s title track. “A man is sitting alone in an empty house. He’s talked himself into the fact that his significant other is coming back. But he knows it won’t happen. However, he keeps waiting because he doesn’t want to give up hope. He knows he’s just waiting on a ghost.”
“I reached out to Max Hart to see about recording the songs. He had just worked with The War on Drugs and was finishing up the We Are Scientists album. He is also the full time keyboard and guitar player in Melissa Etheridge’s band, so the fact that he was interested in taking on my project was flattering. I went to Los Angeles to record my tracks, and we continued to work on things remotely between LA and Sacramento. It truly was a collaboration. Both of our visions are represented, and I believe fulfilled, on this album.”
Ryan Thompson & The Delicate Hounds – Live
05/09/2019: Sacramento, CA @ Torch Club (w/ JW Teller)
05/24/2019: Sacramento, CA @ Torchfest 2019
05/25/2019: Sutter Creek, CA @ Sutter Creek Provisions (Record Release Show)
06/29/2019: Sacramento, CA @ Side Door