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BIOGRAPHY

Over the past decade, singer-songwriter Rhyan Sinclair has synthesized her diverse musical experiences and influences to craft a signature cosmic-folk-rock soundscape. Sinclair pairs her southern-gothic moon mistress musings and galactically-charged epiphanies, with achingly personal, meditative, and lyrically rich storytelling.

 

Born in Kentucky, Sinclair began performing at the young age of 11, when she formed the adult rock/roots band All the Little Pieces. After writing material for the band’s 3 albums, she ventured into classic country with her first solo album, 2018’s Barnstormer. Sinclair’s latest album, Letters to Aliens, landed in the Top 50 on the Americana Charts, garnering positive reviews and airplay internationally, including BBC Radio and The Current. Lonesome Highways (Ireland) calls the album “…a celebration of recovery, rebirth and regeneration from the possessor of a killer vocal and a skilled songwriter.” 

In live performances, Sinclair brings her unique spin to a wide variety of covers, woven into the set with originals that immediately feel like old favorites.

 

While working on material for a third album and continuing to tour in support of Aliens, Sinclair now splits time between Savannah, GA and Lexington, KY, considering Savannah home. 

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LIVE PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS

- The Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles, California, in support of Lillie Mae

 (September 2017)

- City Winery, Chicago, IL, in support of Mason Jennings (May 2019) 

- Headliner's Music Hall in Louisville, KY, in support of Scott Miller  (July 2022)

-The Burl in Lexington, KY, in support of The Dead South (September 2017) and Maggie Rose (March 2019)

-The Haymarket Americana Series in Chicago, IL, in support of Eliot Bronson

 (February 2019)​

 

-The V Club in Huntington, WV, in support of Arlo McKinley and Justin Wells  (August 2018)

-The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH (August 2016)

-The Jerry Springer Podcast at Folk School Coffee Parlor in Ludlow, KY

(June 2017, March 2018, November 2018, February 2022)

-In-Store Performance at Grimey's New & Preloved Music in Nashville, TN (January 2017, June 2018)

-Summer Residency at The Pour House in Nashville, TN (2018)

-Black Sparrow Music Parlor, Taylor, TX (November 2018)

-Two Dollar Tuesday at The 5 Spot in Nashville, TN (December 2019)​​

-Cinder & Smoke Festival in Jackson, KY (June 2019)

 

-Awendaw Barn Jam in Awendaw, SC (April 2015, March 2017, December 2018)​

-Festival of the Horse in Georgetown, KY (September 2019)

-Kentucky Bourbon Festival in Bardstown, KY (September 2018)​

 

-Cooper River Bridge Run in Charleston, SC (2016, 2017)​

-The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH (August 2016)

-The Main Street Festival in Franklin, TN (April 2016)

-WDVX Blue Plate Special in Knoxville, TN

(September 2014, August 2017, March 2018, July 2018, December 2018)​

-12th & Porter in Nashville, TN (August 2013) 

PRESS HIGHLIGHTS

"...a celebration of recovery, rebirth and regeneration from the possessor of a killer vocal and a skilled songwriter. An extremely easy on the ear listen both vocally and musically from a collection of players firing

on all cylinders."

-Lonesome Highways (Ireland)

"For us, this is one of the most beautiful albums of 2022 so far."

-Rootstime.be (Belgium), on 'Letters to Aliens'

“Letters is a rocket blast of self-discovery, self-assertion, and inevitable paradox…LtA is also a love letter to female empowerment.”

- Sound and Soul, on 'Letters to Aliens'

"An inspirational woman's journey from the darkness of self-doubt and being trapped by the ghosts of the past and her own mind to finding herself and the strength to face the world, this is a strong early contender for the year best of lists."

-FATEA Magazine (England), on 'Letters to Aliens'

 

"Rhyan Sinclair’s songwriting crystallizes before your very eyes into something really wonderful, full of abstract and references and concrete imagery swirling together at once." 

Americana Highways, on 'Interstate Sailors'

“Try to resist the effervescent and fresh “Dragon Spirit” with the line “Like a purple glitter dragon shot out of a cannon, I made all my decisions with a reckless abandon.” Or the risk-taking space chantey “Interstate Sailors” with its willowy, vintage background voices and its psychedelic undertow. If these singles are any indication, Letters To Aliens will reach all kinds of creatures whatever planet they’re from.”

-WMOT.org 

"Her distinctive soprano is raw and youthful, with just enough scratch to make it sound old-school."

- The Boot

LETTERS TO ALIENS (2022)

BARNSTORMER (2018)

VIDEOS

Booking:
info@rhyansinclair.com

Management: 
jbkarpinski@gmail.com


 

CONTACT

MUSIC

READ MY MIND - SINGLE (2023)

RHYAN'S SOCIALS

MUSIC PLATFORMS

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