Word of mouth and great energy can amplify a long way. Milwaukee native, Ryan Sallis will be at Summerfest grounds again this year, July 2, 2008 at Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard. Sallis realized music was flowing through his veins at the age of twenty after receiving a gift from his mother, an acoustic guitar. Roughly 1100 days later he has released his debut album, Brighter Days, as well as rocked the house at the Highbury Pub, Bremen Cafe, and other venues throughout the Midwest.
Sallis was influenced at an early age by The Temptations, Earth, Wind & Fire, who will be live at Summerfest July 6, the man who kicked off the fest this year, Stevie Wonder, and Ray Charles. He enjoys the work of John Mayer, also be to rocking the fest grounds July 2, as well as Citizen Cope and newcomer Justin Nozuka.
Take a listen...you may want to join the party in the "backyard" with Sallis.
If you are looking to satisfy your ears with a more mellow cut, Sallis has that covered too. Listen for "Song For a Friend", one of my favs off his debut album :) Make sure you hit up the comment section with your reviews on Sallis!