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'Doctor' Ryman Unveils 'Lean Into The Blast' At The Nexus

'Doctor' Ryman Unveils 'Lean Into The Blast' At The Nexus

Richmond, CA (Top40 Charts/ Dr. Ryman Official Website) On Saturday October 13, 2012 at The NeXus in the Ford Building on the Richmond Shoreline, AudioEmissary Music will present film-maker and musician Dr Ryman in a performance and film premiere to celebrate the release of his new CD album 'Lean into the Blast'.

After years as a music producer, engineer, session musician, studio designer, and tech-guru, 'Dr.' Ryman is moving to the front of the stage as a performer. His response to a world in crisis is a unique take on music that " … thrills the soul, deconstructs our assumptions, and leads us into the center of light just beyond the blast."

Ryman has been involved with the likes of Quincy Jones, BB King, Earth Wind and Fire, Ray Lynch, Peter Rowan (Jerry Garcia-David Grisman), The Mighty Diamonds and Jazz luminary Richard Howell, facilitating their musical productions with his expertise and magic. His 2007 award-winning short film, Anger and Indignation, extended the tradition of the Rock music video by integrating contemporary technology with socio-political dialogue. For over a decade he has been the driving force behind internet music machine, WireonFire, one of the first musician-driven social networks.

The intent behind "Lean into the Blast" is the creation of music and film that are equally gritty and sublime, engaging the body, mind, and spirit, and carrying forward the countercultural movements of the 1960s and 1970s style of art and social change through music. Dr Ryman's music calls his listeners to join in the renewal and recommitment to the values and insights that created the Civil Rights movements, the Anti-war movement, and progressive movements since.

As the Dr. explains, "My definition of an 'artist' is one who sees and hears beyond the reach of the ordinary, who takes us into experiences we might never have on our own, who plunges us into darkness and light, into sound and silence - to wake up our awareness, and call us to a higher consciousness of each other, our world and our being." (and rock!) His music and films do exactly that, and the technical yet organic nature of his music surprises everyone. Hearing or watching him play, one keeps looking for the 'guitarist'. His 'instrument' - an Apple laptop, provides stinging guitar leads and sweet powerful rhythms that one would never expect from a virtual instrument.

Experience the future of music, join Dr Ryman, with artists Richard and Ele Howell, Baron Chase and special guests for a night of music, film and fun. See the video premiere of the singles 'Rising Tide', 'In The World Today' and 'Wake the Dead'. The band will be playing cuts from the new CD release 'Lean Into The Blast' and more!

The NeXus, 1414 Harbour Way South, Suite 1010, Richmond, California 94804.-(510) 234-2450 is the perfect venue for this music and video release, providing an intimate setting, with both stage and movie screen for an evening of multimedia enjoyment.

Tickets at the door ONLY - 2 shows. - 7:00pm and 9:30pm. Sliding scale, everyone welcome.
During the intermissions Dr Ryman will be available to discuss the many elements in the films, cover imagery, and music.

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