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Ryan Kent Record Release + Reading

Thursday, December 1st we're hosting local poet Ryan Kent to welcome his new LP, Dying Comes With Age. We'll be listening to the album and having Ryan read live as well.


More about Dying Comes With Age:

Dying Comes With Age is the debut album by writer Ryan Kent expecting an early Summer 2022 release. The LP (via Rare Bird Books) is one uncanny bastard; pulling dark gospel from the genres of spoken word, blues, stoner rock, goth, metal, and folk. If you tossed Ryan Kent into a police line-up with Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave, Mark Lanegan, and Tom Waits; all anyone would ask is which one of them is the killer? This is the album all you crooks have waited for. COVID brought people together in the wildest of ways. Surprise!
Featuring howling wolves like Randy Blythe (Lamb of God), Jimmy Bower (Eyehategod/Down), Mike IX Williams (Eyehategod), Laura Pleasants (Kylesa), and Eugene S. Robinson (OxBow/Bunuel) only drives the message home: No one anywhere is making anything like this. Peter Dolving (ex-The Haunted) said, “I felt at home. An actual voice. An actual story. An actual vessel.”

The album’s first single “Son Of A Bitch” features instrumentation by Jimmy Bower, back-up vocals by
Laura Pleasants, and Kent delivering lead voice. This will be the sleeper hit of the Summer of 2022!
Maybe we’ll all “listen to the drain sing.” Happy Birthday, motherfuckers!

Date: 12/01/2022
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Chop Suey Books
2913 W Cary St
Richmond, VA 23222