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Welcome to the mandomaniacal, trans-genre world of
Jimmy Ryan. 

"Jimmy Ryan is one of those names woven into the fabric of Americana music. He's not atop the marquee, mind you, a la Lucinda Williams or Buddy Miller, but his contributions are considerable. He's perhaps best-known as one of the principals in alt-country precursors the Blood Oranges, but his cheat sheet also includes the more bluegrass-based Beacon Hill Billies, the rural-rocking Wooden Leg, and [...] an extended stint with Boston folkie Catie Curtis. Ryan may well be residing in your record collection in less obvious places, too -- his oft-unconventional mandolin playing has colored songs by such varied artists as Morphine, Warren Zevon, Dumptruck, Boiled In Lead, Gerald Collier and Mary Gauthier."

--No Depression Magazine

SHK Music Presents: Royer's One Man Band and Wooden Leg at Boston Harbor Distillery Local Virtuosos Eric Royer and Jimmy Ryan join for one amazing night with Royer's One Man Band and Wooden Leg! more info Friday, October 14, 2022 8:00 PM Boston Harbor Distillery Boston, MA

Royer's One Man Band - Eric Royer has been performing and recording as his unique and widely acclaimed one man band for over 25 years. During the Covid-19 shutdown time Royer decided to add drums to his setup, something he always wanted to but never had time to get working. Now in addition to his self-made guitar machine, he is playing a drum kit.

Wooden Leg is Jimmy Ryan (Mandolin & Vocals), Mickey Bones (Drums), Brian Dunton (Bass(, Russell Chudnofsky (Guitar), and Joe Kessler (Fiddle).

"What do you get when you combine a crooning bluegrass mandolin master, a veteran bassist, a fiddler who plays through fuzz boxes and wah-wah pedals, sounding more like Jimi Hendrix than Papa John Creach, and a big band swing drummer who inexplicably feels moved to pound the skins harder than John Bonham on a bender? Do you call it country, folk, bluegrass, rock ‘n’ roll, or maybe just a freak of nature? Just call it Wooden Leg, and give the group room to do its thing. It’s much safer that way." -David Wildman, Boston Globe