The Texas raised singer-songwriter Ryan Bingham is probably best known for his work on the movie Crazy Heart for which he won an Academy Award and a Grammy. In January 2015 he released fifth studio album, Fear and Saturday Night. Co-headlining the concert is Brian Fallon. Rising to prominence in 2008 with the release of The ’59 Sound, the Gaslight Anthem frontman has now released his first solo album, Painkillers. Bingham and Fallon will be coming to the Lincoln Theatre on September 28th.
With voices that carry the experience of several lives with each rasping note, Ryan Bingham hearkens back to a time of Americana. Now nine years since his debut, Bingham has the real-world experience to go along with that voice. With that experience comes a maturity that no longer just sings the blues, but also finds ways to escape it. “Nobody Knows My Trouble” and “Snow Falls in June” are sad songs that offer the hope of escape. Fallon’s Painkillers represents a lighter note for him when compared to his recent projects, (The Horrible Crowes’ Elsie and The Gaslight Anthem’s Get Hurt). The full-throated choruses in “A Wonderful Life” and “Nobody Wins” contrast the dark lyrics giving off a feeling cautious optimism. The 36 year-old singer, oft compared to Bruce Springsteen, continues to show increasing maturity and this latest album is no exception.
Bingham and Fallon will perform two more shows together in Atlanta and Nashville before going their separate ways.
Tickets are available here.