Ryley Walker returns with new album, shares “The Halfwit in Me”

Ryley Walker returns with new album, shares "The Halfwit in Me"
Photo: Tom Sheehan

Closely following Primrose Green, his warmly-received 2015 LP, Chicago singer-songwriter Ryley Walker is already getting ready for the release of another album. Golden Sings That Have Been Sung is set to come out August 19 via Dead Oceans, and it will be Walker’s first record made with the help of a producer, sometime Wilco collaborator LeRoy Bach.

The album’s announcement comes with a fresh single, titled “The Halfwit in Me.” Another trademark Ryley Walker tune, the song further elaborates on the musician’s Tim Buckley-referencing, jazzy takes on folk music, all the while underscoring his proficiency in acoustic guitar fingerpicking.

Walker is going to be one very busy man until the end of the year, too; he will be promoting the new music with 80+ (!) live dates all across North America and Europe. Check out the details at the bottom of the page.

Golden Sings That Have Been Sung tracklist:

01. The Halfwit In Me
02. A Choir Apart
03. Funny Thing She Said
04. Sullen Mind
05. I Will Ask You Twice
06. The Roundabout
07. The Great And Undecided
08. Age Old Tale

Ryley Walker tour dates:

06.06.16 - Chicago, IL - Millenium Park
06.08.16 - Ravenna, IT - Beaches Brew festival
06.11.16 - St. Gallen, CH - Palace
06.12.16 - Liege, BE - Reflektor
06.14.16 - Luxembourg, Lux - Rockhal
06.15.16 - London, UK - Oval Space
06.16.16 - Ghent, BE - DOK
06.17.16 - Paris, FR - Le Petit Bain
06.19.16 - Hilvarenbeek, NL - Best Kept Secret festival
06.20.16 - Leipzig, DE - Werk 2
06.22.16 - Prague, CZ - Lucerna Music Bar
06.24.16 - Oslo, NO - Piknik i Parken festival
07.08.16 - Winnipeg, MB - Winnipeg Folk Festival
07.09.16 - Winnipeg, MB - Winnipeg Folk Festival
07.22.16 - San Sebastian, ES - Heineken Jazzaldia
07.29.16 - Cornwall, UK - Port Eliot festival
08.02.16 - Hebden Bridge, UK The Trades Club
08.03.16 - Nottingham, UK Glee Club
08.04.16 - Norwich, UK Norwich Arts Centre
08.05.16 - Hastings, UK St Mary’s in the Castle
08.06.16 - London, UK Caught by the River Thames
08.08.16 - Cardiff, UK The Globe
08.09.16 - Leamingdon Spa, UK Zephyr Lounge
08.10.16 - York, UK - The Crescent
08.12.16 - Guildford, UK - St. Mary’s
08.18.16 - Praia do Tabuao, PT - Parades de Coura
08.19.16 - London, UK - Rough Trade East instore
08.20.16 - Brecon Beacons, UK - Green Man festival
08.25.16 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
09.14.16 - Bloomington, IN - The Bishop
09.15.16 - Nashville, TN - The East End
09.17.16 - Bristol, VA - Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
09.18.16 - Bristol, VA - Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
09.21.16 - Sonoma, CA - Gundlach Bundschu Winery
09.26.16 - Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe
09.27.16 - Columbus, OH - Wexner Center @ Ohio State
09.29.16 - Madison, WI - The Frequency
09.30.16 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
10.01.16 - Davenport, IA - Daytrotter
10.04.16 - Salt Lake CIty, UT - Kilby Court
10.05.16 - Boise, ID - Neurolox
10.08.16 - Seattle, WA - Barboza
10.09.16 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
10.11.16 - Felton, CA - Don Quiotxe Music Hall
10.12.16 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
10.14.16 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
10.15.16 - Joshua Tree, CA - Desert Daze Festival
10.17.16 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf
10.24.16 - Athens, GA - Calendonia Lounge
10.25.16 - Asheville, NC - The Mothlight
10.26.16 - Washington, DC - DC9
10.27.16 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle
10.28.16 - Hudson, NY - The Half Moon
10.29.16 - Northampton, MA - Iron Horse Music Hall
10.30.16 - Providence, RI - ColumbusTheatre
11.01.16 - Boston, MA - Cafe 939
11.02.16 - New Haven, CT - BAR
11.03.16 - Brooklyn, NY - The Market Hotel
11.07.16 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso Noord
11.08.16 - Groningen, NL - Vera
11.09.16 - Paris, FR - Espace B
11.10.16 - Brussels, BE - AB Club
11.11.16 - Bruge, BE - Cactus
11.12.16 - Utrecht, NL - Le Guess Who? festival
11.13.16 - Brighton, UK - The Haunt
11.14.16 - Manchester, UK - Ruby Lounge
11.15.16 - Glasgow, UK - Broadcast
11.17.16 - London, UK - Islington Assembly Hall
11.20.16 - Barcelona, ES - Sidecar
11.21.16 - Valencia, ES - Loco Club
11.22.16 - Cadiz, ES - Aulario de la Bomba
11.23.16 - Madrid, ES - Siroco
11.26.16 - Lyon, FR - Le Sonic
11.29.16 - Lausanne, CH - Le Bourg
11.30.16 - Schorndorf, DE - Manufaktur
12.01.16 - Erlangen, DE - E-Werk
12.02.16 - Berlin, DE - Kantine am Berghain
12.05.16 - Stockholm, SE - Bryggarsalen
12.06.16 - Copenhagen, DK - Pumpehuset
12.07.16 - Hamburg, DE - Nochtspeicher

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