Eddy Lee Ryder
American Fever, Lizzie & the Makers
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
This event is 21 and over
Eddy Lee Ryder
In a respectably seedy corner of New York City resides one of the great characters of music, Eddy Lee
Ryder, a singer-songwriter whose true-life stories are infinitely more eye-popping than any number of
fabricated nonsense you get from some of the pretenders out there. Channelling not only artists such as
Stevie Nicks, Kate Bush and Elvis Costello but also the wild 70’s fug of Times Square and 42nd Street bars,
Eddy is the conduit through which the charismatic phantoms of yore travel on the way to the 7-11. Small
Apartment is her new single, a glimpse at the harrowing contents of her dwelling in a building that is equal
parts Chelsea Hotel and Muppet Show Theatre.
Eddy Lee Ryder has already enjoyed a musical career which has seen her move from an obsession with
Peter Gabriel’s Salisbury Hill to encompass the storyteller worlds of Springsteen, Nicks and, in varying
doses, Spinal Tap. Unconventional and never less than utterly enthralling, her previous exploits have seen
her filming fake casting calls for men wearing underpants for her videos; plastering Boston with “have you
seen Matt the racoon?” posters and being thrown out of the backstage areas of megastars shows (current
record: Paul McCartney, twice in the same day).
Released as part of a forthcoming 6-track EP, Eddy describes her latest work thus:
“I wrote about a world returning to the 70s.The freedom driving across the country and telling stories of
interesting and gritty
people I met and situations I found myself in. It’s a celebration of the impending apocalypse”
Small Apartment is your first glimpse at a surprisingly drunk and glamourous end of the world. Eddy will
meet you at the bar.
We are an indie-rock band that draws inspiration from Tom Waits, Sufjan Stevens, Miles Davis, and Debussy. We play shows at scungey bars in Brooklyn and downtown Manhattan and have just released our first three demos.
$10 - $12