JANUARY 26, 2018

Adept Guitar Smith Pens Poignant Reflection As He Releases YouTube Nashville Sessions Video

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (January 26, 2018) – Further proving why People calls his sound “raw and real,” RYAN KINDER delivers a straightforward rendition of CCR classic “Fortunate Son,” filmed during YouTube’s Nashville Sessions. The black and white video, available everywhere today, features Kinder – backed by a standup bass and drum kit – exemplifying his artistry and showcasing why Paste describes him as "the go-to country songwriter with the golden voice…” In his own words, Kinder describes how “Fortunate Son” weaves its lessons throughout his life:

“I’m fortunate that I have a job that allows me to travel around our country and to meet people from all walks of life. Through those journeys, I have heard stories big and small, hopeful and heartbreaking, funny and frightening. The people behind these stories represent all corners of our country – Manhattan power-players, line workers from Detroit, farmers in Kentucky and teachers from Virginia. Though their backgrounds are diverse, there is a universal theme: we all have a desire to see our communities come together and prosper. Hate, divisiveness and discrimination is the outlier and should not be the norm. I’m not a political man, but I know everyone, in their own way, shares a common life objective to provide a safe place for themselves and their families, and to have pride in our homes.

“‘Fortunate Son’ was written in a time of unrest in our country. John Fogerty’s observation on the landscape of his country gave voice to a class needing to be heard. A protest for their beliefs. As I recorded this song almost 50 years later, I would be remiss to not find similarities in our times. My protest does not lay on party lines but on a desire to see...again an age of decency, compromise and compassion. We deserve that.

“So here I am, just a songwriter with a guitar and stories filled with hope gathered from around our beautiful country. That’s it. So, no matter what is going on in our world today, I know ‘it ain’t me’ and it ain’t us.”

Kinder continues to tour across the US and will embark on a European run this spring. For additional information, visit www.RyanKinder.com/tour.

Brad Hersh