Hudson, NY’s Annalyse & Ryan Share Ode to John Prine
Annalyse & Ryan, an Americana husband and wife duo based in the Hudson Valley region of New York, will release their newest single “Singing with Angels,” a sweeping, whimsical waltz with a touch of grit, on October 8th, 2021. The single is a tribute to the late legendary songwriter John Prine who lost his battle with CoVID in the spring of 2020. With a stark single vocal in the verses and weaving harmonies & countermelodies which lift each chorus, the tune tells a specific tale but one which all can relate to who have experienced loss. Annalyse & Ryan plan to tour in the US in support of the release September through November.
“Singing with Angels” was initially inspired by the duo’s own chance meeting with John Prine while shopping for produce in a Nashville, TN, grocery store. The tune grows to paint the vivid, powerful image of the late songwriter in Heaven, “singing with angels.” With vocal styling and simplicity harkening back to the likes of Gram Parsons & Emmylou Harris, and the steel stylings of 5-time Grammy recipient Cindy Cashdollar, make this song a classic in the making.
“Even if you didn’t know him personally, John Prine had this innate ability to make you feel like you were his best friend simply through his music,” says Annalyse McCoy. She continues, “He expressed so well what it was like to be human, even in those tiny throwaway moments when you think no one is watching — those moments that may seem meaningless, but they’re the ones that always tell the real story.”