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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

Previous events

Los Goutos CD Release Party at Lizard Lounge with Special Guests Jimmy Ryan & Dana Colley

Lizard Lounge, 1667 Mass Ave , Cambridge, MA 02138

Saturday 10/20 LOS GOUTOS - CD RELEASE PARTY!! with very special guests JIMMY RYAN and DANA COLLEY

$12 advance / $15 at the door 8:30 doors / 9:15 show (Los Goutos at 9:15 / Jimmy Ryan and Dana Colley at 10:30 / Los Goutos and Friends 12:00)

Los Goutos present an off-kilter and infectious concoction of folk, roots, rock, country, cajun, New Orleans jazz, Latin grooves, and more. Tonight they celebrate the release their latest album with some special friends. Mandolinist and phenomenal singer songwriter Jimmy Ryan and saxophonist (Morphine / Vapors of Morphine) Dana Colley.

"A veritable Grand Ole Opry with a modern sense of humor...." (Music Connection Magazine)

LOS GOUTOS is a Boston-based Americana band. Originally composed of five core multi-instrumentalists, three of them singer-songwriters, the band has expanded over time to frequently include a fourth singer-songwriter, a two-piece horn section, and fiddle. An off-kilter and infectious concoction of folk, roots, rock, country, cajun, New Orleans jazz, Latin grooves, and more: Every song tells a story... sometimes a tragedy, sometimes a comedy, sometimes hard to tell the difference!

For those who like their pigeonholes neat and tidy, JIMMY RYAN is an unsettling proposition. He plays mandolin with the old-timey pluck of a bluegrass breakdown, but he also plays it with the ferocity of rock guitarist.

DANA COLLEY is an American musician, best known as the baritone and tenor saxophonist in the alternative rock band Morphine.

The ’90s band Morphine pioneered a new type of music — “Low Rock” — featuring the unusual yet seductive lineup of baritone sax, 2-string slide bass, and drums. Morphine burned bright and fast but was snuffed out before its time when leader Mark Sandman passed away in 1999. From its ashes have risen Vapors of Morphine.