Ryan Dart's music encompasses the worlds that he lives in. You can't sing about needing rain, unless you really know what it means to need rain. As a grandson of the dust bowl and a steward of the land, Dart’s unique blend of modern knowledge and continual search for forgotten truths has led to this most recent collection Edge of the Wild. Dart sings scenes from underneath a Roman Colosseum to frame standout lines like, “Trying to tell myself the truth / Looking for the same in you” or longing for a return to the road with the album’s opening track “Ready for the Road”. Dart showcases his significant lyrical evolution since his first release a decade ago with pandemic- and quarantine-inspired tracks like “Loves Gone Outta Style” and “Right or Wrong.”
“In a world where it’s increasingly difficult to find something real to connect with, Ryan Dart and his music do just that,” says Daniel Sproul (Rose Hill Drive, Ryan Bingham, Hard Working Americans). “Theres no mistaking the soul and authenticity that he brings with his lyrics and tunes. Edge of the Wild gives you all of that and more.” The new album, “Edge Of The Wild”, was released April 22, 2022!
How are you being bold as this year wraps in your music?
Hey, how are ya?! I’m being bold in music as this year wraps up by continuing to say yes to every live show opportunity that I can and writing songs for my next album. I’ve also brought on a new booking agent to try and expand into
How are you leaving off this year and what are your hopes for the future of your music?
I’m wrapping up 2022 with a few gigs in Colorado but mostly digging back into writing new songs and starting to envision the direction of the next album. My hopes are that I’ll get more festivals added in 2023 and I’d also love to jump on a tour as an opening act and reach some new fans that way.
Are you planning extensively or are you allowing your music tide to take you on its own?
I’d describe my approach to the growth of my music as a solid mix of absolute intention and absolute surrender (:
As you get to know yourself better musically, what is your biggest lesson learned this year?
The biggest lesson I’ve learned this year in regards to music is to trust that as long as I’m being true to myself and surrounding myself with quality people, I’m going to be successful in one way or another. This is not a business that always rewards those who do the most work but I’m confident that as long as a musician is following their authentic path good things are bound to happen.
Gaining the success you are seeing, tell us what has been the proudest moment for you so far?
Oh wow, well… Some of the proudest moments I’ve had so far are when my son has joined me onstage for a song or two (: Other than that, my proudest moments are whenever I get to share the stage with other players that I really admire like Daniel Sproul, Phoebe Hunt, or Richard Bowden. Those are such special memories for me.
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As you beat to your own drum, tell our audience what has helped you the most in finding your own beat for your career?
One of the most impactful things that’s happened to me in music and life was getting to travel the world with music as a Tour Manager for tours big and small across the US, Canada, UK, and Europe. That continues to be a source of inspiration and I stay motivated to try and earn the privilege of being able to share my own music with people in other countries as this journey moves forward.
Thank you for this interview Ryan Dart!
Of course! Thanks for helping out independent artists!