Falling & Flying
Ryan Patrick Imming (RPI) has found his voice. The singer/songwriter/loop artist has come of age with his latest release "Falling and Flying." "The record was about half-way finished when my mother passed away in November of last year (2006)" recalls Imming, "She was my first and biggest fan, she turned into my biggest inspiration." RPI took the raw emotions from losing a loved one and crafted the remaining songs, in doing so, he developed a body of work that defines him as an artist and as an entertainer. "I've been writing, performing and recording for ten years now, and I feel like I've finally realized what I want to say and how I want to say it." Seeing RPI perform live is a musical spectacle. Watching one man play, loop, and record guitar, bass, percussion, harmonica, and vocals can be alot to take in. "This record is the one that I've wanted to make forever. I didn't let time or money get in the way of the creative process and because of that this album sounds the way that it sounded in my head before I recorded the first note." "Falling and Flying" finally captures the essence of RPI's musical landscape. If you've never experienced Imming's live show you might think that this singer/ songwriter assembled a team of top notch studio musicians, but rest assured this "band" is mostly one guy with a restless head space and musical OCD. Ryan handled the electric and acoustic guitar, banjo, resonator guitar, harmonica, keyboards, programming,production, engineering and most bass and vocal tracks himself, and called in some friends for backup. If you ever wondered what the phrase "in the pocket" referred to when speaking of drumming, look no further than Rick Unruh's skillful playing on this record. The angelic female voice you hear on "the Fourth of July," "Complications" and "Let Go" belongs to Nashville up and comer Janna Hostetler From the upbeat radio friendly tracks like "Adam and Eve" and "the Fourth of July" to the thoughtful and heartfelt songs such as "The Tightrope" and "The First Day of School" Falling and Flying is a driving companion, a living journal and a breath of fresh air. Ryan Patrick Imming (RPI) is proud to have developed a name for himself in towns around the midwest and looks forward to spreading the word with the aid of his newest and best record to date.