Ryan Kralik announces the release of his new album, No Agenda, and has dedicated the release to the "Occupy" protesters around the world. Kralik's fifth studio album will include songs, "The Egypt Riot", "God on the Border" and "The Setting Sun", all written in the spirit of a global movement of working class people uniting in their common interests. The record features contributions by many of Rock's elite such as Dave Krusen, former drummer for Pearl Jam and Rick Rosas, legendary bassist for Neil Young, Joe Walsh and Buffalo Springfield.
Also contributing on No Agenda is Songwriter, Marine and Iraq War Veteran Josh Hisle who gained fame for appearing in the Neil Young film "CSNY Deja Vu" which documented the bands 2006 Freedom of Speech Tour. Hisle, who recently opened for Stephen Stills on his 30-date US Solo Tour, also collaborated with Kralik on an October cover release of the classic protest song "Ohio", written by Neil Young and recorded by CSNY in 1970 just days after the tragic Kent State Shootings of May 4th. Young aided the release by posting a story and feature of the song on NeilYoung.com
"He sings with a lot of heart", says Neil Young. "He could really reach a lot of minds and hearts".
Also appearing on the album are Keith Lowe, famed Seattle bassist of BRAD, Michael Ronstadt, the classically trained virtuoso cellist from Lost In Holland, and Pete Jive, Chicago's crowned prince of bluegrass and roots music. The first single releasing from No Agenda is "The Egypt Riot", a fast and hard punk song that paints the riots in Egypt as a gala event that listeners must attend.
No Agenda by Ryan Kralik will be released on December 10, 2011 to online and traditional retail outlets. The singles referenced here are available at http://www.ryankralik.com. Media inquiries and review requests should be directed to MarkScranton@ryankralik.com