Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Surf Ballroom 2021 Masterclass - History of Rock

Tomorrow – April 7th 2021

Join Iowa State University Professors David Stuart and Ryan Sheeler for our 2021 Master Class, History of American Rock n' Roll.   Class available @ 9:00am on Facebook and the Surf Ballroom Music Enrichment Center's YouTube page.

Class Overview:

Part 1 (35min.) -- Rock History: The Golden Age of Rock 1954-59

Regional Sounds and Artists

  • Memphis – Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis
  • New Orleans – Fats Domino, Little Richard
  • Chicago – Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley
  • Clovis/West Texas – Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison
  • Los Angeles – Ritchie Valens

Part 2 (20min.) -- The Winter Dance Party of 1959

  • Tour and Artist Overview
  • Surf Ballroom February 2, 1959

YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCikh377ni6Upi8rSmYltHZA

Official Site:  https://www.surfballroom.com/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Surf-Ballroom-Music-Enrichment-Center-111141543853040

Friday, January 29, 2021

New Release (Remaster) - Letters From North of Town, 2021

*New Release (Remastered)* Come with me in the way-back machine to 2008. Letters From North of Town was my first full-length album statement of who I am as writer. Several of my old favorites are here: “Chasing Heaven”, “Always Have The Moon”, “Rain Down” and the title track. This new release features new mastering for added sonic clarity as well completely new album artwork and design. I hope you enjoy a fresh listen to one of my favorites. Available now at my Bandcamp store and coming soon to Spotify, ITunes, and more https://ryansheeler.bandcamp.com/album/letters-from-north-of-town-remastered