NEW VENUE: RY X
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This event will now be held at the Miracle Theatre (535 8th Street, SE Washington DC 20003). Doors open at 7:00 pm. All Sixth & I tickets will be honored at this new venue. With questions, contact [email protected]
RY X gravitates towards connection. Connection to nature, to his emotions, to his body and spirit, to the human experience. On his third, transcendental solo album, Blood Moon, the Australian musician delves into what inspires the pull into these spaces – the ways in which we move through the world – in songs that serve as the apotheosis of his artistic expression.
Born Ry Cuming into the small community of Woodford Island in Australia (currently home to around 300 people), he was raised on a permaculture farm by his parents. He received guitar lessons from a tutor when he was nine and discovered his love of the instrument. Then, after working two jobs through school, he set off to Central America at 17, exploring Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama, and embedding himself in each country’s culture, surfing the waves and writing music. Following a move to LA, in 2013, RY X released his first EP, Berlin, with the title song charting in the top 40 in the UK and covered by a young Sam Smith. Newly signed to Infectious Music, he followed with 2016’s Dawn and Unfurl in 2019.
Blood Moon is perhaps RY X’s most organic-sounding record to date, one which reflects on intimate relationships and translates them into wider conversations on spirit, the divine feminine, and the exploration of self. He writes devotional, hymn-like phrases, rejecting the contemporary pop tropes that frequently reduce women to a series of physical attributes. RY X recorded, produced and engineered the majority of Blood Moon at his studio in Topanga, a community set deep in the Santa Monica mountains, where he lives in a similar way to his Australian upbringing. “In indigenous culture, [Blood Moon] marks a time of inward observation, a time not to discard the dark, but to learn about it,” he says. In not shying away from the dark, RY X has unveiled his most profound and personal work to date.
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