Ryley Walker brings his newest album Deafman Glance to ArtsRiot on June 5 for a seated show. The midwestern singer songwriter channeled his hometown into Deafman Glance to help hone in on his unique sound and create something he is proud of.
"Chicago sounds like a train constantly coming towards you but never arriving. That’s the sound I hear, all the time, ringing in my ears. Everybody here’s always hustling. Everybody who talks to you on the street’s always got something they’re coming at you with. It’s the sound of strangers dodging one another. And landlords knocking on doors to get rent that people don’t have. But it’s eerily quiet at night. This record is the sound of walking home late at night through Chicago in the middle of winter and being half-creeped out, scared someone’s going to punch you in the back of the head, and half in the most tranquil state you’ve been in all day, enjoying the quiet and this faint wind, and buses going by on all-night routes. That’s the sound to tune into. That’s the sound of Chicago to me."