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Following his 2017 solo album 21st Century Riffology, Jimmy Ryan is back in action with a new solo album that some long-time fans are calling his finest music to date. Released in 2021, the 13-track Astral Café finds the guitar legend behind the Flyin’ Ryan Brothers in stellar form. As the co-founder of The Flyin’ Ryan Brothers, Jimmy Ryan and his brother Johnny Ryan released 7 albums between 1999 and 2011 and Astral Café brings his sound back alive and well in the roaring ‘20s. Jimmy Ryan tells “I really feel I’m just hitting my stride, so I’ll just keep doing what I’ve always done. I’ll continue to do my music my own way, going wherever it takes me, writing stuff that I would want to hear myself.”




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