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Ryan Bingham and Sea Wolf 10-19-2012

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A double-hearder, featuring Ryan Bingham and Sea Wolf

Grammy & Academy Award winning Songwriter, Ryan Bingham just released his new album, Tomorrowland, and performs, Friday night, October 19 at Union Transfer in Philly. Sea Wolf is on tour in support of their new album, Old World Romance. He plays The North Star Bar on Sunday, October 21. They're both here on Friday, October 12 for an XPN Free At Noon.

Ryan Bingham Ryan Bingham still maintains a remarkable connection to his roots. Born in New Mexico and raised on the ranches of Texas, the Americana singer-songwriter turned to music, and at 17 learned to play the guitar.

Ryan was 26 when his first album, Mescalito, hit the music scene in 2007. Backed by The Dead Horses' Matthew Smith (drums), Corby Schaub (guitar, mandolin), and Jeb Stuart (bass), Bingham's debut hearkened to his upbringing in Texas. Bingham followed up his debut album with Roadhouse Sun, released in June 2009.

Bingham was featured in the movie, Crazy Horse, which proved to be a major boon to his career. His song "The Weary Kind" garnered him both a Golden Globe and an Academy award for "best original song," as well as a Grammy.

His latest album, Tomorrowland, was released last month.

Recent Release: Tomorrowland
Release Date: September 18, 2012
Label: Axster Bingham Records
Hometown: Texas, New Mexico

Ten Thousand Villages Ten Thousand Villages, with 10 fair trade retail stores in the greater Philadelphia area supports XPN Artist to Watch. Stop by the Ten Thousand Villages table during the Artist to Watch Ryan Bingham Free at Noon, and learn more about the festive holiday decor items and gifts handcrafted by fairly paid artisans around the world. From shining mercury glass to whimsical ornaments to jewelry, scarves, art decor and keepsakes Ten Thousand Villages' holiday items celebrate cultures around the world.

Sea WolfTaking it’s name from the Jack London adventure novel and headed by Los Angeles based singer-songwriter Alex Brown Church, Sea Wolf began recording demos in early 2000 with producer Phil Elk who has worked with The Shins, Band of Horses, and Built to Spill. Sea Wolf was named a WXPN Artist to Watch in 2007. The band's records include Leaves in the River and White Water, White Bloom..

Sea Wolf returned with his new album Old World Romance on September 11, which combines his typical vivid, eloquent imagery and warm acoustic styling. Church chose to write, record and produce Old World Romance primarily alone from his home studio and the album is a departure from the more expansive and less intimate White Water, White Bloom. You can listen to the new album in its entirety on

Sea Wolf is playing Le Poisson Rouge in NYC on October 19, and The North Star Bar in Philadelphia, on Sunday, October 21 with Hey Marseilles and Andrew Lipke.


Recent Release: Old World Romance
Release Date: September 11, 2012
Label: Dangerbird
Hometown: Los Angeles

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