Free Music Friday! Ryan Power - "I Don't Want to Die"
MP3: "I Dont Want to Die" - http://soundcloud.com/duncanlifeordeathpr/ryan-power-i-dont-want-to-die
STREAM: "I Don't Care" - http://soundcloud.com/duncanlifeordeathpr/ryan-power-i-dont-care
Terrified of a life spent pumping gas in his hometown, he became a reluctant jazz student at the state university, where he would learn to appreciate the economical grooves of Bill Evans. Still, his earliest albums felt sort of like folk with elements of bossa nova, and even salsa, encroaching from the corners. And then, Arkansas. There, his brother, a Katrina refugee, was rebuilding his life and Power relocated to lend a hand. He left as a sensitive, clean-cut, guitar-wielding type, and returned to the northeast (now Burlington, Vermont) with long hair, a scraggly beard, ancient bellbottoms and a synth, some sort of shipwreck victim who'd washed up onto a sandy bank of existentialism and groove.