New Mexico alt-country singer/songwriter Ryan Bingham's third album, ROADHOUSE SUN is an organic-sounding, rough-hewn affair that spotlights Bingham's whiskey-and-cigarettes voice, the steady and soulful accompaniment of his band, the Dead Horses, and tunes that tell of living life the hard way. Like its predecessor, ROADHOUSE SUN is produced by former Black Crowes guitarist Marc Ford. Touches of bluegrass and country mingle freely with jangly folk and roadhouse rock & roll for a sound considerably more distinctive than many of Bingham's roots-rock peers.
Spin (p.85) - "[E]mbellished with a bit more pop and politics, a convincing step beyond his promisingly earthy 2007 debut."
Entertainment Weekly (p.62) - "[T]he 28-year-old breathes new life into alt-country clich‚s through the power of his weathered croon and his stiff-jangle arrangements." -- Grade: B
Billboard (p.36) - "[T]here are some rousing Crowes-like moments, notably on the pulsing, explosive 'Change Is'; with its squalling slide guitars and Bingham's tequila-and-cigarettes-strafed vocals..."