"Sirens" is the 4th full length record from Maine-born, Boston residing Audrey Ryan. It's a collection of lost songs she recorded between 2005-2010 yet never formally released. These songs reflect some of her more accessible songwriting attempts, others more lyrical and topical. As usual, she layers songscapes with her multi-instrumental sensibilities making a wave of sound. Audrey has been nominated Outstanding Singer Songwriter of the Year, Best Female Vocalist, and Best Folk act numerous times in New England (Boston Phoenix, Weekly Dig). She has shared the stage with Suzanne Vega, They Might be Giants, Beth Orten, Glenn Hansard, Josh Ritter, and Melissa Ferrick.
released June 16, 2012
All songs recorded at the Loft in Somerville, MA
Tracks 1, 2, 8 recorded by Hrishi Hirway
Track 7 recorded by Dave Wesner at Woolly Mammoth Studio in Boston, MA
Other tracks (3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10) recorded by Audrey Ryan with some help from friends like Steve Brodsky (5), Reva Williams (6), Katie (7), and Nick Z (9)
All songs mixed and mastered by Nick Zampiello at New Alliance East in Cambridge, MA
CD duplication by Mark Mansoor
Album artwork by Dan Judge (www.danjudge.com
Special thanks to Nick Z, Mark Mansoor, and Dan Judge for yet another team effort to release one of my records, don’t fix it if it isn’t broken! Thanks to the musicians who contributed their talent. Also thanks to Chris French, Frank Ryan, Christine Dempsey Ryan, Herb and the pugs for being my long supporting family. And to all my friends and folks that come to shows, thank you too.
All songs written and composed by Audrey Ryan. Copyright 2012.
Audrey Ryan plays many of the instruments you hear including vocals, guitar, accordion, keyboard, piano, lap steel, percussion, violin, bass, glockenspiel…
Contributing musicians include Dan Blake on flute (2). Austin McMahon on drums (2, 3, 7). Jarrett Cherner on keyboard (7). Josh Feinburg on sitar (7). Paul Findlen on bass (4, 7). Peter Kelly on drums (4). Steve Brodsky on drums (5), guitar ebow (10). Nick Zampiello on synths (9).