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Ryan and the Del Rays
Ryan Verthein
began playing the guitar at age 4 when he received a Harmony guitar for Christmas. After his Dad taught him three basic rock and roll chords and
handed him some Buddy Holly CD's, Ryan set out to learn to play. Soon discovering the blues, especially at a Jonny Lang concert back when Jonny was 14 and Ryan
was 8. The sound of blues guitar left it's mark and Ryan spent hours every day listening to every blues record and CD he could get his hands on and developing his
own style.

Soon he was writing songs and playing small clubs and coffee shops around Northern Minnesota. This led to two CD projects, one a home made and home recorded
CD and one a professional recording in a real studio. Regional success followed, airplay on national and worldwide syndicated blues programs helped get his music
out there.

This CD contains 13 tracks all written by Ryan himself, and also serve as a bit of a sampler of his two other CD releases, and includes some very unique and
interesting tracks.

ryan and the del rays



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