Ryan Hamilton & The Harlequin Ghosts “Nowhere To Go But Everywhere” (Independent, 2020)

The title of this album and now a readily used quotation is taken from Jack Kerouac’s novel ‘On the Road’“There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.”  In the wake of a divorce, Hamilton took a US road trip, of which Kerouac made many, and has used his experiences to inform this collection of songs. The songs themselves tell of heartache, longing and the requisite amount of soul-searching that might be expected under the circumstances. Don’t expect rawness and fragility in these pieces however, they are mostly slickly produced and have a radio-friendly feel to them. Continue reading “Ryan Hamilton & The Harlequin Ghosts “Nowhere To Go But Everywhere” (Independent, 2020)”

Ryan Hamilton & The Harlequin Ghosts “Jesus & John Lennon” – Listen

Ryan Hamilton & The Harlequin Ghosts have a new album ‘Nowhere To Go But Everywhere‘ out on September 18th. It’s inspired but travels across the USA, and features some special artwork, as Ryan Hamilton explains “I actually own Jack Kerouac’s belt, I got it from the folks who handle his estate. It’s a cherished possession. The belt is actually pictured on the back of the new album art. Kerouac is a hero, and because of the way this album was written, his spirit is all over it“. Continue reading “Ryan Hamilton & The Harlequin Ghosts “Jesus & John Lennon” – Listen”

Video Premiere: Ryan Hamilton & The Harlequin Ghosts “Can I Get an Amen”

Here is the first single from the forthcoming album by Ryan Hamilton & The Harlequin Ghosts.  Co-written by Stevie Van Zandt, ‘Can I Get an Amen’ is a rootsy rocker of a song.  As well as the usual digital locations, it’s available on coloured vinyl and backed by an excellent, unexpected cover of Duran Duran’s ‘Ordinary World’.  Hamilton returns the UK for acoustic ‘storyteller’ shows in February.