We all wish we could change the past. ‘Bloodlines’ is a slow-burning tale of reckoning. The gut-punch realization and helpless submission to the truths that we are who we are and our kin is, forever, our kin.
ghost songs ep
This small collection of songs is culled from my past, present and future. They're all songs that wrote me. They've haunted me like a shadow ever since. They're all about loss - people, lovers, lives, innocence. They all feel like they knew each other long before they knew me. They're all 'Ghost Songs.'
At the heart of great music is a story, and for that matter, a storyteller. The story of Ryan Necci & The Buffalo Gospel begins with Ryan’s introduction to music through his father’s record collection. Country music mixed with John Prine and Townes Van Zandt was the soundtrack to his growing up in a small, lower middle class farm town in Wisconsin. The songs of love and loss and unfulfilled dreams seeped into him as a child and later as a songwriter, helping form his distinct Country/Americana style.
As an adult, Ryan lived some of those stories - a divorce, the death of his close friend and writing partner. His immediate response was to quit music and live with his demons. But, as time moved on, Ryan found that writing about the darkness was the only way to cope with it. These crystalline bits of bleary, haggard emotion shine through in his music and its honesty.
“I want my songs to connect with people and share a message of truth, hope, and comfort for those feeling alone or broken,” Ryan says.
Ryan Necci & The Buffalo Gospel’s first album, We Can Be Horses, debuted in 2013 and was called “musically arresting” and “minimalist and masterful” by critics. His later music received similar acclaim and in 2021 Ryan signed a record deal with BMG and released “Bloodlines,” the first song off of his upcoming album.
© 2021 Ryan Necci and The Buffalo Gospel & BMG Music Group