Playing tracks by
Amateur Blonde, Steve Winwood, Stevie Wonder, Pete Townshend and Rolling Stones.
Ryan Roger O’Toole is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist who releases his music under the banner, Amateur Blonde. By turns rocking and atmospheric, Ryan’s songs are contemplative and frequently autobiographical. Initially a studio project, Ryan also performs live as Amateur Blonde backed by a rotating group of friends and musicians. Ryan and I discussed his process of solo recording in contrast with his experiences with group collaboration, how record companies sowed the seeds of their own downfall, and how he nearly blew up one of our musical heroes.