Beacon, NY, United States
Annalyse & Ryan are an Americana husband and wife duo based in Beacon, NY. Their sound and songs take listeners on a soulful, rootsy journey, “resounding from the hollers with a haunting beauty.” Their harmony as singers and songwriters creates a breathless performance. Annalyse, a true Kentucky McCoy descended from the McCoy-Hatfield feud, brings deep storytelling and true country music tradition to their music while Ryan, raised on the Jersey shore, provides diverse grooves and and a blue-collar feel that resonates with all listeners.
After recording & touring extensively and making a name for themselves as an emerging Americana act with their band 2/3 Goat (described by Lee Zimmerman in No Depression as “one fine ensemble” whose “every song [on 2016 album Let It Rise] is outstanding“), Annalyse & Ryan began branching out into various songwriting projects and a musical duo of their own. Their songs have been featured in many documentaries, commercials and TV shows.
Annalyse & Ryan have shared the stage with Jimmy Vivino, Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams, Kathy Mattea, Jack Petruzzelli, Smithfield, Chatham County Line, and more. Notable venues they have played include Levon Helm Studios (Woodstock, NY), Le Poisson Rouge (NYC), The Jefferson Theater (Charlottesville, VA), The Turning Point (Piermont, NY), and many more. In 2018, Annalyse & Ryan played their first tour through Europe and were one of the main house bands at the Grand Ole Opry’s Times Square venue Opry City Stage.
“Annalyse McCoy, whose golden pipes resound from the hollers with the haunting beauty and power of a young Shawn Colvin and Patty Loveless…Ryan Dunn, whose confident bluesy licks add a natural Johnny Cash resonance to McCoy’s June Carter…” – Jeff Biggers, THE HUFFINGTON POST
“…each having a unique manner in which they portray the stories and tribulations that have dominated their lives…” – AUSTIN TOWN HALL