REVIEWS for TROUBLED in MIND:

 

“One can imagine [Troubled in Mind] as background music at a Tim Burton cocktail party with Ichabod Crane pouring the drinks. Pleasing, but perverse.”

 

—Doug Swanson, Penguin Eggs Magazine

 

 

“Singer/guitarist Ryan McGiver, who lives in a small town in upstate New York, delivers a quiet masterpiece in Troubled in Mind. In a time when “folk singer” has become all but synonymous with singer-songwriter, McGiver is one in the old — real — sense: a carrier of mostly traditional songs, plus two others (Neil Driscoll’s “Tazewell Girl” and Randy Newman’s “Texas Girl at the Funeral of Her Father”) that sound as if carrying the weight of ages on their shoulders. McGiver’s connection with these venerable ballads and meditations is deep, and his musical skills are able to bridge decades and centuries.”

 

—Jerome Clarke, Rambles.Net

 

 

“It encapsulates everything that is marvelous about this recording: the plaintive voice, the eerie interlude that sounds like wind on the prairie, funereal and uplifting. Troubled in Mind is a whisper of wind across a fallow field, a distant railroad whistle on a long closed track, a lonesome cry. It’s past-modern folk music.”

 

—Cliff Furnald, Rootsworld Magazine

 

 

“The subtle blue-hued image on the front of singer and guitarist Ryan McGiver’s debut album, Troubled In Mind is telling. A contemplative, spare rural landscape with three gawky trees in the foreground: the eye drawn towards a road, stretching out into the shadowy night-time horizon. The land is gently undulating. It feels earthed, and silent, and lonely.

 

“An absorbing and plaintive collection of mainly Appalachian ballads filtered through a myriad musical influences and sensibilities.”

 

—Sarah Coxson, fRoots Magazine

Download full fRoots Magazine, Ryan McGiver—Troubled in Mind Article by Sarah Coxson

 

                                                    Lantern Journal Collaboration

2015

Every Sunday, 6-9pm

Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog

Manhattan, NY

 3/17

Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog

w/Jason Sypher, Sean Clohessy & David Doocey

4/16

House Concert

w/ Pascal Gemme & Yann Falquet

Woodstock, NY

4/17

Concert – Union College Concert

Schenectady, NY

w/ Pascal Gemme & Yann Falquet

5/9

Concert

w/ Cillian Vallely

Long Island City

5/15

Concert

w/ Cillian Vallely

6/3-4th

Charleston, South Carolina

Spoleto Festival

6/5

Atlanta, Georgia

House Concert

7/12-18

Catskills Irish Arts Week

East Durham, NY

 

2014

3/8 & 3/9

Miles of Music Winter Camp

Brooklyn, NY

 

4/5

Arlene’s Grocery

Lower East, NYC

 

Cillian Vallely & Ryan McGiver Duo

 

5/10

Stone Jub Concert Series

Biglerville, PA

 

5/13

House Concert

Tucson, AZ

Contact: melissaltatum@yahoo.com

 

5/14

Coconino Center for the Arts

Flagstaff, AZ

 

5/15

House Concert

Phoenix, AZ

Contact: mary.hillconnor@gmail.com

 

5/16

Concert & Workshops

Wheat Ridge, CO

 

5/17

Private Concert

Fort Collins, CO

 

5/18

D-Note

Arvada, CO

 

6/25

The Skinny Pancake

Montpielier, VT

W/ Yann Falquet

6/26, 6/27, 6/28 et 6/29

Chants de Vielles

Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, Québec

W/ Yann Falquet

7/19 – 7/20

Celtic Maine Festival

Belfast, Maine

W/ Cillian Vallely

7/24-7/25 et 7/26

Memoire Et Racine

Jolliette, Quebec

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9/7

Syracuse Irish Festival

W/ Kevin Crawford & Cillian Vallely

10-12

Fiddles!

Roxbury, NY

w/ Cleek Schrey and Stephanie Coleman2013

 

Austria, Italy & Switzerland Tour


2/28    HALLEIN
Ziegelstadl

3/1     ROTTENMANN
Volkshaus

3/2     STEYR
RÖDA


3/3   MISTELBACH
Altes Depot


3/4    WIEN
Akkordeonfestival


3/5     ALLAND
Fiddlersgreen


3/6     ST.PÖLTEN
Cinema Paradiso

3/8     RIED
KIK

3/9     ST.GEORGEN
Musikschule

3/10   ST.GEORGEN
Längsee  Hutkultur

3/11   FELETTO
Umberto


3/12   BAD ISCHL
Lehartheater


3/13 INNSBRUCK
Treibhaus


3/14 DORNBIRN
Spielboden


3/15 ZUG
Chollerhalle


3/16 SCHAFFHAUSEN
Kammgarn


GERMANY
3/18    MUNICH

Munich Folk Club

United States Tour Dates
w/ Cillian Vallely

4/18
Middletown, CT

4/19 PHILLY CEILI GROUP
Philadelphia, PA

4/20 STONE JUG CONCERT
Biglerville, PA

4/21 MOUNTAIN ARTS CENTER
Frostburg, MD

4/22
Pittsburgh, PA

4/23
Kettering, OH

4/24
Cleveland, OH

4/25   KITTY HOYNES
Syracuse, NY

4/26
Union College/Taylor Hall

4/27
West Brookfield, MA

4/28 CHATHAM FIDDLE COMPANY
Chatham, MA

7/14-7/19  Acadia Traditional School
Bar Habour, ME

7/20 & 7/21 Maine Celtic Festival
Belfast, ME

8/3 & 8/4 Millrace Festival
Cambridge, Ontario

8/9 & 8/10 Festival des Traditions du Monde

Sherbrooke, Quebec

 

 

More tour dates >>>

USA:

Journeyman Music

Email: troubledinmind@gmail.com