Mark Spencer Talks Blood Oranges, Waylon Speed and Anders Parker 

NEAF ’13 Feature Artist: Jimmy Ryan and Hayride
Red Line Roots

Published on Sep 12, 2012

One of the most popular Smoke video series was How to Buy a Mandolin. Here, Jimmy Ryan - solo artist, founder of the Blood Oranges, player in many,many bands - offers thoughts on A-model vs F-model, playing in bluegrass bands - and the fun of playing any kind of music on a mandolin. Recorded while relaxing at Mark Spencer's studio in Brooklyn. More at


Quick Q and A with Jimmy Ryan
Me & Thee Coffeehouse Interview
by Kathy S-B  ·  13 October 2012

Music in Review; Charlie Louvin
Published: March 10, 2007

"....Laura Cantrell, who was born in Nashville but has long lived in New
York City, opened the concert. With a serene, piping voice reminiscent
of Emmylou Harris's, Ms. Cantrell moves between thoughtful alt-country
Americana and old-time country. She had a string band -- including a
left-handed mandolinist, Jimmy Ryan, who so impressed Mr. Louvin that
he was invited to sit in..."

Sass and stomp
Sarah Borges finds her roots, plus Jimmy Ryan’s new Hayride

Boston Phoenix

Issue Date: April 29 - May 5, 2005