We’re not out of the woods completely, but there are some promising signs coming with respect to the current pandemic. Ricky Stein’s been thinking about the future – on what changes, if any, there will be – and on the past and what we know that we’ve lost. A lifelong Austinite – until he relocated to the big apple in 2016 – Ricky Stein strives between his two tendencies – those two strains of rock that are roots and indie – to craft singer-songwriter insights in the great Austin tradition. Here he surely succeeds. ‘The Great Empty‘ was inspired by a New York Times photography feature of the same name, and it acknowledges an apocalyptic image of a deserted city – as Stein sings “I’ve been out walking on these empty streets for days.”
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Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?