On October 2 Lost Highway will release Mescalito, the label debut album from Texas singer-songwriter Ryan Bingham. Mescalito contains 14 songs written by Bingham, following in the tradition of some of the great Texas songwriters such as Towns Van Zant. Mescalito was produced by former Black Crowes guitarist Marc Ford, who also plays on the album. Binghamâ€™s music, as well as his live performances have already made fans of acclaimed artists such as Patti Griffin and Texas legends Joe Ely and Terry Allen.
At 25, the bumpy course of Binghamâ€™s life has already surpassed that of many twice is age. From his bordertown upbringing to his years on the Southwestern rodeo circuit, Binghamâ€™s poignant songs, sung through his whiskey-soaked voice, reflect his experiences and the wisdom he has gained from them. His songs are raw, honest and born out of a genuine soul.
From the opening track â€œSouthside of Heavenâ€ to the bluesy slide of â€œBread & Waterâ€ to the Mexican-flavored â€œBoracho Stationâ€, Binghamâ€™s songs come straight from the heart. His influences blend seamlessly with his own style creating a traditional sound that also sounds fresh and original. Bingham has the unique ability to transport audiences into the center of the place from which they came.
AUDIO â€“ Southside Of Heaven