Ryley Walker is a top contender for Tomorrow's Verse artist of the year in 2016. Local, versatile, improvisation-loving and extremely prolific, we are so happy to see that he's still creating.
In fact, he explains in interview bits between songs in this World Cafe performance, that he prefers to keep wriring to "keep his brain wired". He's been playing the unnamed song that kicks off this performance at shows, but this is somewhat of a coming out for it.
Walker goes on to perform "The Halfwit In Me" and "Age Old Tale", while also touching on growing up in a "classic rock household" and likening his approach to improvisation to a Goosebumps Choose Your Own Adventure book or (*ahem*) ordering a sandwich at Subway.
Walker has two upcoming local appearances. With Bill MacKay at The Hideout for a Holiday Feel Good Real Good Night of Live Music and Cheer on 12/22 and with his band at SPACE on 2/1.
Have a listen: