WATCH: NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR 'ALL ALONE IN OUTER SPACE'
By Site Admin- April 12, 2022
Well…SURPRISE!! I’m so excited to send the brand new music video, for “All Alone in Outer Space” out into the universe.
We had a total blast making this video, and I think you’ll be able to tell! I also got to show off my dancin’ skills…well, lack of them, anyway. Now y’all will know why I don’t dance! But hey, I had a LOT of fun!
Y’all ready for a groovy intergalactic adventure? Everyone is welcome, aliens and earthlings alike. Let’s go!
Huge thanks to Wes, Julian, Jerry and Mom for making this so special and fun.
LONESOME HIGHWAY (IRELAND) - LATEST ALBUM REVIEWS
By Declan Culliton- April 7, 2022
"LETTERS TO ALIENS is her second full album, following BARNSTORMER from 2018 and her EP MARSHMALLOW WORLD from the same year. Blessed with a delightful crystal-clear voice, Sinclair recorded the album supported by her band The South 65. The recording took place at Sneak Attack Recording in Lexington, Kentucky, with the production duties credited to Sinclair and Jason Groves. Her band is Danny Flanigan (guitar), Jeff Binder (bass), Cary Shields (drums) and her mother Toni Karpinski on backing vocals. Guesting on the album is Fats Kaplin, who contributes fiddle, pedal steel and theremin.
Performing, fronting bands and writing since her early teens, Sinclair’s core sound is a throwback to the country rock of the early 70s, with a comparison to Linda Ronstadt being the most obvious. She opens the album in fine style with the explosive Dragon Spirit. Her vocals sail gloriously above some fine bass and organ on the soulful Should’ve Been Prepared and echoes of Emmylou surface on the sublime ballad Gathering Dust. Other highlights include the radio-friendly Where I’ll Be Found and album closer With Every Goodbye.
“This album is a documentation of my human experience, my time capsule, my letter on a balloon, my story thus far.’’ explains Sinclair. It’s also 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. "
THE BOOT - RHYAN SINCLAIR COMES OF AGE ON 'LETTERS TO ALIENS'
By Matt Wickstrom - March 29, 2022
Rhyan Sinclair may only be 21, but she’s far from being a new face in the country and Americana music scenes. The Lexington, Ky. native has been writing, recording and touring since she was 11 and has found a tight groove in recent years with her backing band The South 65.
Sinclair documents her past decade on the road and the moments of self reflection and growth along the way on Letters to Aliens, her sophomore album released on March 4.
'LETTERS TO ALIENS' CHARTS ON AMERICANA RADIO TOP 50 ALBUMS - WEEK 2
By Site Admin - March 22. 2022
Rhyan's new album, 'Letters to Aliens,' is on the Americana Music Association Top 50 Albums Chart for the second consecutive week. In addition, "Where I'll Be Found" is "Bubblin' Up" on the singles chart.
THE BOOT - WEEKLY PICKS 3/21/22
The Boot Staff - March 21, 2022
21-year-old Kentuckian Rhyan Sinclair sings of feeling out of place on "All Alone in Outer Space," the de facto title track of her second full-length album Letters to Aliens, out March 4. On the psychedelic country jam, Sinclair recalls her childhood when she would "send letters to aliens on balloons into the unknown."
The otherworldly tale is further lifted into another dimension with the theremin of Fats Kaplin, a long-time collaborator of Jack White and John Prine, among others, who appears throughout Sinclair's new album.
"WHERE I'LL BE FOUND" FEATURED ON THE CURRENT'S "UNITED STATES OF AMERICANA" 3/20/22 PLAYLIST
By Site Admin - March 20, 2022
Thanks to Bill DeVille at The Current for spinning "Where I'll Be Found" on the United States of Americana show today (March 20).
'WHERE I'LL BE FOUND' TO MAKE ITS DITTYTV DEBUT
By Site Admin - March 15, 2022
“Where I’ll Be Found” will make its Ditty TV debut on Sunday, March 13th at 10PM CT / 11 PM ET.
DittyTV is accessible on the web and on any connected device at https://dittytv.com/watch/ and also on your TV set via AppleTV, FireTV, Roku, GoogleTV, Samsung, LG and Sony Smart Televisions, Amazon Alexa (Show and Dot), on your iPhone and Android phone at https://dittytv.com/apps/ and through cable providers with digital service , such as Mediacom, Comcast and Cox via a Tivo box.
FATEA MAGAZINE - LETTERS TO ALIENS REVIEW
By Mike Davies- March 4, 2022
Hailing from Kentucky, with a previous solo EP and album as well as three as part of All The Little Pieces, Sinclair (who's also appeared in films since age 4) is no newcomer but this, a terrific return to songwriting following a 2019 car crash and the recent lockdowns that afforded therapy time to work through such demons as her troubled relationship with her biological father, PTSD and anxiety, feels very much a new start, one that should deservedly give her a much wider profile.
Working with a four piece band, South 65, including mother Toni on harmonies, rather than hired hands, but also with contributions from Fats Kaplin on pedal steel, theramin and fiddle, it's couched in a cocktail of seventies folk rock and traditional country...
SOUND AND SOUL - FIRES FROM OUR LINEAGE: RHYAN SINCLAIR ON 'LETTERS TO ALIENS'
By Charlie Farmer - March 3, 2022
Listening to Rhyan Sinclair’s latest release, Letters to Aliens, during these short, brisk days delivers the comfort of furnace blast, a reminder of spring’s warmth and sunshine. The album also conjures the season’s promise of renewal and rebirth. If the Kentucky native’s 2018 debut album Barnstormer is the sound of a seventeen-year-old stepping out her own, testing her wings after fronting the alt-country All the Littles Pieces, Letters is a rocket blast of self-discovery, self-assertion, and inevitable paradox.
JUST ANNOUNCED: VIRTUAL ALBUM RELEASE CELEBRATION LIVE STREAM
By Site Admin - February 27, 2022
Join Rhyan Sinclair and the South 65 on Friday, March 4, for a live, virtual, 'Letters to Aliens' release day celebration, acoustic hangout and Q&A. This livestream event is available exclusively on Bandcamp Live. Tickets available now.
WATCH: NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE, 'WHERE I'LL BE FOUND'
By Site Admin - February 18, 2022
After its exclusive premiere on Capture Kentucky this past week, the music video for "Where I'll Be Found" is now available everywhere.
From Rhyan, as told to Capture Kentucky:
“The live portion of the video was shot on a soundstage on a nearby college campus, but the traveling footage is all straight from my phone, from adventures on the road. This video was a fun collaboration of our old team who used to produce BalconyTV Kentucky. Wes Kawaja ran the camera with my dad assisting, my mom produced, and I edited it. Video editing is a passion of mine. It was so fun to look back on these memories and really work to craft something that ended up looking so similar to the memories flashing through my mind when I wrote the song. Fun fact…you can spot my dogs, Buddy and Daphne Moon in the video!”
WATCH: BRAND NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR 'INTERSTATE SAILORS'
By Rhyan - January 29, 2022
I'm so excited to be able to share the music video for my brand new single, Interstate Sailors. My family and I worked on this stop-motion animation together over the holidays. It was a true labor of love, with all of us getting to do the things we enjoy. My dad built the animation table and did the lighting and photography, my mom designed and cut out all of the "characters", made their hinges and moved them on the table. I edited it all together in final cut, along with the live action footage that Wes shot.
ADOBE & TEARDROPS - RHYAN SINCLAIR RECLAIMS THE ROAD WITH COSMIC SHANTY, "INTERSTATE SAILORS"
By Rhyan - January 29, 2022
Rhyan Sinclair knows how to handle herself on the road. In 2018, she released her first solo full-length, Barnstormer. Later in 2018, she released the holiday EP, Marshmallow World, which was featured on the Americana Music Association’s Holiday Playlist. But recovering from a car accident suddenly extended as lockdown settled in. In the spring of 2022, this impressive new voice in country returns with Letters to Aliens, which continues the theme of a woman on a journey, but this time the vibe is cosmic, seventies-esque folk rock with whispers of traditional country.
IF IT'S TOO LOUD - RHYAN SINCLAIR "DRAGON SPIRIT"
By Ken Sears - January 4, 2022
"Kentucky's Rhyan Sinclair is definitely doing classic country on her latest single, but it has her own twist on the sound. ‘Dragon Spirit’ has a cosmic, 70's rock vibe to it. It's almost as if Gram Parsons took a few more steps into rock while still keeping his music country."
ANNOUNCEMENT: NEW ALBUM, LETTERS TO ALIENS' OUT MARCH 4, FIRST SINGLE 'DRAGON SPIRIT' OUT NOW
By Rhyan - December 31, 2022
I can FINALLY tell y'all that my new album, Letters to Aliens, is out March 4, 2022! The process of writing and recording this album was one of the greatest joys of my life, and I'm so excited to share the first single, "Dragon Spirit", with you NOW!! This song would not be what it is without my band, The South 65, or my co-producer/engineer, Jason, and the incredible energy that they all brought to this recording.
'LETTERS TO ALIENS' IS CLIMBING THE AMERICANA RADIO CHART
By Site Admin- April 12, 2022
Rhyan's new album, 'Letters to Aliens' is climbing the Americana Music Association's Top 50 Albums Chart, at #47 this week.
The album previously charted in the Top 50, the weeks of 3/15, 3/22 and 4/5.
The album was also in the Top 5 "Most Added", the week of 2/28.
LONESTAR TIME (ITALY) - RHYAN SINCLAIR - LETTERS TO ALIENS [REVIEW]
By Remo Ricaldone - April 7, 2022
Tra le più piacevoli sorprese di questa prima parte dell’anno, il terzo lavoro discografico della cantante ed autrice di Lexington, Kentucky Rhyan Sinclair mostra quanto sia eclettico il percorso che l’ha portata ad includere nel proprio sound country music, folk-rock di marca ‘seventies’ e l’amore per Linda Ronstadt, Joni Mitchell, Brandi Carlile e Tom Petty, personaggi che sono stati sicuramente ascoltati con molta frequenza nel corso del tempo. Fin dalla più tenera età Rhyan Sinclair ha calcato i palchi, accumulando esperienze nel campo roots fino ad affinare ottime doti compositive ed interpretative grazie ad una voce particolare ed affascinante che rimanda spesso alle sfumature di una Dolly Parton, facendosi qui accompagnare da una rodata ‘road band’ come i South 65 ed avvalendosi di una produzione centrata dove è affiancata da Jason Groves che ha svolto in qualche modo anche il ruolo di mentore suggerendole soluzioni che ascoltando i brani di questo “Letters To Aliens” risultano pienamente indovinate.
RHYAN TALKS WITH JIMI PALACIOS, HOST OF COUNTRY DU MONDE, ON GIMME COUNTRY
By Site Admin - March 24, 2022
Rhyan recently spoke with Country Du Monde host, Jimi Palacios. The conversation airs today (Thursday, March 24) at 1 PM. Hear the archived interview on the Gimme Country app.
ABSOLUTE RADIO COUNTRY - BAYLEN LEONARD'S SPOTLIGHT ARTIST
By Site Admin - March 21, 2022
Baylen Leonard named Rhyan one of this week's Spotlight Artists on Absolute Radio Country. The song will be on rotation throughout the week. Those in the United Kingdom can tune in at absoluteradiocountry.com, on the Absolute Radio app or simply ask your smart speaker to "Play Absolute Radio Country."
RHYAN CHATS WITH AMY ON LITTLE SISTER RADIO SHOW, ON BEREA COLLEGE RADIO
By Site Admin - March 15, 2022
Rhyan visited the Berea College Radio studio in Berea, KY for a live chat on Little Sister Radio. Thanks to host, Amy, for the warm welcome and a great discussion about all things 'Letters to Aliens.'
RHYAN'S GUEST DJ SPECIAL AIRS ON GIMME COUNTRY
By Site Admin - March 8, 2022
Rhyan's guest DJ special will air today (International Women's Day) on Gimme Country, with a playlist of old favorite songs, as well as wonderful newer finds. Tune into the Gimme Country app at 12 PM PT, 2 PM CT, or 3 PM ET, or listen to the archived show on the app anytime.
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING MY NEW ALBUM, 'LETTERS TO ALIENS'
By Rhyan - March 4, 2022
‘Letters to Aliens’ release day has left me over the moon Tonight’s live stream was so fun! Thanks so much for the overwhelming love and support you’ve already shown for the album. I’m thrilled that it’s out in the world and excited for what’s in store!
WATCH: FINALLY FRIDAY FROM HOME WITH IAN NOE AND RHYAN SINCLAIR
By WMOT / NPR Live Sessions- March 4, 2022
Finally Friday From Home this week features two Kentucky artists, Ian Noe who releases his sophomore album River Fools And Mountain Songs on March 25 and Rhyan Sinclair with her sophomore album, Letters To Aliens.
THE BLUEGRASS SITUATION - LISTEN: RHYAN SINCLAIR, "GASOLINE IN THE MORNING"
By BGS Staff - March 3, 2022
In Their Words: “During the writing of this album, I was working through past trauma in therapy. That experience strongly informed my writing for this album, and I think that’s especially present on ‘Gasoline in the Morning.’ The song, for me, is about mental health, its upkeep, and ultimately, reevaluating what you allow to propel you forward…what you use as ‘fuel.’" -Rhyan Sinclair, on "Gasoline in the Morning"
UK COUNTRY RADIO - 2/21/22 ALBUM OF THE WEEK: RHYAN SINCLAIR'S 'LETTERS TO ALIENS'
By UKCountryRadio.com - February 21, 2022
Our Album Of The Week is "Letters to Aliens" by Kentucky-based Rhyan Sinclair.
The 12-track collection features a cosmic seventies-esque folk rock vibe with whispers of traditional country
Enjoy tracks all week
LISTEN: NEW SINGLE, 'WHERE I'LL BE FOUND' OUT NOW
By Site Admin - February 18, 2022
After its exclusive premiere on Capture Kentucky earlier this week, "Where I'll Be Found" is now available to stream/purchase on all digital music platforms.
“I wrote ‘Where I’ll Be Found’ during the height of the pandemic when I was reflecting on memories of places and people I missed. I was searching for a unifying thread in that isolating and divisive time. I was also strongly inspired by loved ones who have passed on, and the song is as much written from their perspective, as it is mine. I’ve learned to stay connected to them by the different things they’ve left behind, emotionally and physically. The lyrics came to me very organically, and they were just the uplifting, comforting message that I needed. I hope the song can provide that same comfort for others.”
- Rhyan, as told to Capture Kentucky
EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: RHYAN SINCLAIR DEBUTS HER LATEST SINGLE AND VIDEO, 'WHERE I'LL BE FOUND'
By Jonathan Newsome - February 14, 2022
Hello everyone! I hope you’re all doing well. We’ve got a special treat for you today. We have an exclusive song AND video premiere from one of our favorite Kentucky artists. The one, the only, Rhyan Sinclair!
Rhyan is a young lady with more talent in her pinky than I’ll ever possess, so I’m going to let her music do most of the talking on this one. I will add this though, Rhyan Sinclair is wise beyond her years and her songwriting ability continues to blossom with every single song. So today we’re honored to premiere her brand new song and video for ‘Where I’ll Be Found.'”
IF IT'S TOO LOUD - RHYAN SINCLAIR "INTERSTATE SAILORS"
By Ken Sears - February 1, 2022
Kentucky's Rhyan Sinclair started off as the singer for All the Little Pieces between the ages of eleven and fifteen. Now on her own as a solo artist, her music can best be described as cosmic country. Based on her latest single, "Interstate Sailors," her sound has elements of classic 70's country mixed with psychedelia, but updated for a 2022 audience. "Interstate Sailors" is an absolute anthem of a song reminiscent of an artist like Dolly Parton meets Stevie Nicks but with the trippy alt-rock edge of early Flaming Lips.
AMERICANA HIGHWAYS - SONG PREMIERE: RHYAN SINCLAIR "INTERSTATE SAILORS"
By Melissa Clarke - January 24, 2022
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. “A treasure for tomorrow now in the dark,” is Sinclair’s night riders’ anthem here in “Interstate Sailors.”
WATCH: BRAND NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR 'DRAGON SPIRIT'
By Rhyan - December 31, 2022
Here it is y'all...the official music video for my brand new single, “Dragon Spirit”, from my upcoming album, Letters to Aliens. We had an absolute blast making this video and I’m so excited to be able to share it with you now!! May we all embrace the fearlessness of the child within.