The world is finally thawing out around here – Spring has come quite a bit early and we’re all very, very grateful here in the Midwest.
Hope this email finds you doing very well and thawed yourself!


We added a home-town show at our favorite venue, The Union
in Napervill, IL! It’s on April 28th (Sat), right before the Spring Tour w/ Christina Perri <>  begins. I’ll be playing full band AND guest String Trio at this show. Can’t wait! More info coming soon!



Today, I’m pleased to finally debut the official music video for “Emphasis.” The kind and lovely folks at Paste Magazine <—emphasis.html>
are premiering it, and I couldn’t be more excited for you to see it!!

Click here to watch!

“Emphasis” was directed by the incredibly gifted filmmaker, and my good friend, Bob Davidson. It was produced the kind folks at Rule29 <> , gorgeously filmed by Wonderkind Studios <> ‘ Brian MacDonald and brilliantly edited by Jose Rivera. It stars the absolutely adorable 5 year-old, Phineas Davidson! He did so great! It was so fun to work with such an incredible and gifted team of people.

Side note: Please do check out both incredible studios involved:
Rule29 <>
& Wonderkind Studios <>
– truly wonderful people, doing excellent work!

I so hope you enjoy the new video! Keep an eye on our blog, I’ll be posting about how the video came to be very soon! + Lots more rad stuff to announce soooon.

Much love,

Ryan – Sleeping At Last

Upcoming Spring Tour Dates

NEW: Apr 28 – Naperville, IL @ The Union <>

Dates (w/ Christina Perri!):

Apr 30 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel <>

May 01 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva

May 02 – Munhall, PA @ Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead <>

May 04 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall

May 05 – South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground <>

May 06 – Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights <>

May 08 – New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place

May 10 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection <>

May 11 – Lansing, MI @ The Loft <>

May 12 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall <|utmccn=(organic)|utmcmd=organic|utmctr=headliners%20music%20hall&__utmv=-&__utmk=155317051>

May 14 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s

May 15 – Bloomington, IN @ Bluebird Nightclub <>

May 16 – Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note

May 18 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre

May 19 – Bloomington, IL @ Castle Theatre <>

May 20 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall <>



Droning On

The world came to a halt in 2020, but London-based Drones trudged on, giving a voice to the hurt that circulates with (or without) a pandemic: "You shouldn’t underestimate the power of writing things down or literally speaking them out loud, which I’m learning. I’m glad I made these songs, no matter how personal they are."


Full Feature
Top 25 Albums of 2020

The Top 25 Albums of 2020

When the going gets tough, artists create art. Despite a world reckoning outside our quarantined doors, musicians relentlessly created new music giving birth to genre-defining releases and, despite a year spent indoors, a marked 2020 full of passion and fervor. Here are our Top 25 albums of 2020.


Full Feature
All Features