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"It Was A Song"
Official video, filmed by Sean Smith of Stingray Pictures. Written by Ryan Langlois. Recorded and produced by Heath West of Melodious Design.
"Light and Dark"
Official video, filmed by Sean Smith of Stingray Pictures. Written by Ryan Langlois and Duane Steele. Recorded and produced by Heath West of Melodious Design.
"This is my Home"
Official video, filmed and directed by Sean Smith of Stingray Pictures. Written by Ryan Langlois and Maddison Krebs. Recorded and produced by Heath West of Melodious Design.
"A ferociously serious student of his craft ... his dedication is unwavering; whether for a small house concert or a large festival crowd, his commitment to and preparation of quality entertainment remains paramount"
Morning Radio Host, CFCW Edmonton
"He is, without a doubt, one of the most exciting and talented front persons I have worked with in my entire career."
The barstool balladeer: a charming and mysterious legend recalling better days, better songs, in better bars. A figure cloaked in experience, the masked in heartbreak and all-consuming empathy, this trope seeks hope and light over all else. In today’s imitative mass of simple melodies and bubblegum production - Ryan Langlois’ rock-ribbed growl is an uncompromising breath of fresh air.
Anthemic in delivery, Langlois recalls an impassioned Springsteen-esque leader, but one with decidedly more gospel and soul influences than his predecessors. He plays a character in and of himself, somehow tenuing the fantastic and unimaginable with the humble and sincere. His songwriting spans roots, country and Americana influences; often flourishing a simple idea into complex nuance.
Formerly fronting the multiple-award-winning Boom Chucka Boys, Langlois is no stranger to the stage. Long renowned for his performances carrying an unprecedented electricity, he is a master of his surroundings, regardless of the space. The songs hold heavy in a soft-seater venue of attentive listeners. With full accompaniment, he boasts an exhilarating experience of country-rock, folk and storytelling, backed by Canada’s best musicians.
And now, after his extensive culmination of experience and wisdom, Langlois finds himself on the move with some impressive momentum for his solo endeavours. After securing a sizable development awards as part of Project WILD Country (Alberta), he spared no expense investing every penny into growing his career. From creativity to a live show strategy, Ryan has built his audience and trajectory passionately, one song at a time.
With soul-revealing, vulnerable tracks like “Light and Dark”, we know that Langlois is as ambitious as he is raw. We can hear “This Is My Home” among the rubble of concrete side-streets and the alleyways of nostalgia, beckoning us both back towards the comforting and ahead into the unknown. These earnest laments are what keep us human and grounded, and Langlois knows them well. His conviction and authenticity places him firmly among a class of performer that has consistently earned and continues to seek his stripes. With a voice true and persevering, this barstool balladeer is bound for bigger stages.
As The Lead Singer Of THE BOOM CHUCKA BOYS
2 Canadian Country Music Award nominations for Group/Duo Of The Year
Released 2 Full Length Albums
3 Top 40 Radio Single Singles
ACMA Award winner for Group/Duo Of The Year, Video Of The Year, and Songwriter Of The Year
As A Solo Artist
ACMA 2017 Nominations for Album Of The Year, and Male Artist Of The Year
Part of the Project Wild Country Artist Development Program in 2017
Project Wild Country Artist Development Program 2018 2nd Place Winner, $75,000
ACMA 2018 Nominations for Male Artist Of The Year and Song Of The Year (Light And Dark)
Released Full-Length Album "IT WAS A SONG", May 31, 2019.
ACMA 2019 Nominations for Album Of The Year, Male Artist Of The Year, Songwriter Of The Year
November 2020 Releases first Christmas single GLORY HALLELUJAH.
February 2021 Two Country Musc Alberta Award nominations for 'Roots Artist' and 'Video Of The Year'.
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