Rylan Brooks, a country duo whose shows are “lighthearted, irreverent and packed with energy,” will celebrate the release of their debut album, “Half Wild,” on Sunday, Sept. 16 at Johnny Brenda’s in Philadelphia. The duo and their band will be opening for Sarah Shook & the Disarmers (Bloodshot Records).
Nate Rylan and Chris Brooks grew up in the Philly suburb of Havertown.
From a press release:
Originally setting out to be the first officially recognized Space Truckers, RYLAN BROOKS found they had a knack for writing incredible tunes while on the road. They penned their first song together, “Living For Today”, while in a Georgia motel room. “We were listening to a lot music like Jerry Reed, Steve Goodman, and Kris Kristofferson on the job” Rylan remembered, “along with newer stuff like Scott Biram, Ryan Bingham, and, of course, Wheeler Walker, Jr., and we were thinking there ain’t nothing better than this….but we might as well try!” Brooks heard the sound in his head immediately, “it’s outlaw mixed with some funny, mixed with some ugly…that’s RYLAN BROOKS! Look, we all go through the same sh*t – might as well sing and laugh about it. IT’S FUNNY BUT IT’S NOT A JOKE.” And that’s the exact attitude they take on stage with songs like NOBODY LOVES ME LIKE MYSELF, FIREWOOD and LAST NIGHT I LIED TO JESUS. They can make you laugh, they can break your heart!
The duo’s work has been featured by HBO, MTV, VH1, EPIX, ESPN, WWE, Bellator, US Open, The CW, EAS Sports Nutrition and CBS. They have caught the attention of producer Dean Miller, son of the legendary Roger Miller, who has taken them under his wing.
For tickets and more info, visit the event page on Johnny Brenda’s website here.