November 16, 2011

Ryan Bingham and the Dead Horses – Live in Munich

Everyone I’ve met who has seen Ryan Bingham and the Dead Horses in a live setting has one thing in common: they all rave about the experience. I’ve always seem to just miss him when he comes through town or plays at a festival. The closest I came was at the ACL Festival a couple years ago – I think I opted for getting a good spot for Band of Horses.

Thanks to theACL webcast on YouTube earlier this year, I got a free show at the house. The channel still has a few songs posted from the performance. The set finale was “Bread and Water.” Tell me this doesn’t sum up Ryan and his band in a few short minutes…

Raw, gritty, real.
Rock, country, folk, blues.
Charm, good looks, charisma.

Not that’s how you carry yourself as a frontman. I know Ryan’s married now, but man, he must’ve reeled them in back in the day. He was a pro bull rider when he started writing songs and playing guitar. This is a man’s man if there ever was one. And has he ever turned into one hell of a songwriter.

Here’s a full show from a stop in Munich, Germany over this past summer. It’s from a radio broadcast, so the sound is pristine. Enjoy it…

Ryan Bingham & the Dead Horses
Live in Munich, Germany
June 17, 2011

Download a zip of mp3s here.

Dollar a Day
The Other Side
Dylan’s Hard Rain
Southside of Heaven
Tell My Mother I Miss Her So
Hard Times
Liam Blues
Direction Of The Wind
band intro
The Poet
The Weary Kind
Bread and Water

Ryan Bingham – vocals, guitar
Matthew Smith – drums
Corby Schaub – guitar, mandolin
Elijah Ford – bass