The GRAMMY Museum® Presents The Drop: Ryan Bingham and the Dead Horses

by laliveinsider on Fri., Aug 06 at 09:00 AM

Singer-Songwriter Sits Down for an Intimate Conversation in
The Museum's Clive Davis Theater Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010

LOS ANGELES(Aug. 4, 2010) - On Sept. 1, 2010, The GRAMMY Museum® (grammymuseum.org) will welcome Oscar® winner Ryan Bingham and his long-time band, The Dead Horses, for an onstage interview to discuss their new album Junky Star, produced by T Bone Burnett.

Hosted by GRAMMY Foundation Vice President, Scott Goldman, Bingham and the band will talk about their careers, creating Junky Star and working with Burnett.  After the interview, the band will field questions from the audience, perform a few of their new songs and participate in a meet and greet with fans. The Drop: Ryan Bingham and The Dead Horses will take place at 8 p.m. in the Museum's Clive Davis Theater, on the second floor of The GRAMMY Museum®. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.  On sale Thursday, Aug. 5 at noon, tickets are $10 ($8 for Museum members) and can be purchased in-person at the Museum Box Office or by calling 213.765.6803.

Ryan Bingham began his career by happenstance while on a cross-state trek as a teenager trying to make his way by working the Southwestern rodeo circuit; he picked up weekly gig at a no-frills bar.  What started as casual nightly entertainment for friends soon developed into a career that in early 2010 was validated by an Academy Award® for Best Original Song for his work on \"The Weary Kind,\" featured in the acclaimed film Crazy Heart.  While some artists may have used the most prestigious award in film to catapult their career into the commercial world, Bingham chose to stay the course of just making music he could be proud of. 

Ryan Bingham and The Dead Horses released their first album Mescalito on Lost Highway Records in 2007 and followed it up with 2009's Roadhouse Sun that prompted Billboard to defer comparisons to forbearers and note \"Bingham's not a 'new' anything: He's his own man, and a singular talent at that.\"  Now, a year later, the band is preparing to release their third album Junky Star with an Oscar® winning front-man and the legendary T Bone Burnett - also Bingham's fellow Oscar winner -holding the producing reigns.  After Bingham and Burnett's win, they wasted no time jumping into the studio once a set of songs was selected.  The band's goal was to keep it simple - no horns, no strings, no frills.  And with The Dead Horses already knowing the songs, they recorded with Burnett over a short span of three days - the result, Junky Star.  On Aug. 31, 2010, the band will release its newest album on Lost Highway Records. 

The GRAMMY Museum® launched its celebrated public program series \"The Drop\" in June 2009 with critically-acclaimed artists Nanci Griffith, Rhett Miller, Mandy Moore, and Marshall Crenshaw.  Since then, Ace Frehley, Todd Snider, Don Was, Jakob Dylan, Shooter Jennings, Robert Randolph, The Hold Steady, Court Yard Hounds, Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs have all \"dropped\" their albums at The GRAMMY Museum®.  Taking place in the Museum's state-of-the-art Clive Davis Theater, the series regularly features musicians live and onstage discussing their most recent albums and musical projects, allowing fans the chance to hear about their newest work in a unique and intimate setting.

For more information, please call 213.765.6800 or visit grammymuseum.org. The GRAMMY Museum® is located at 800 West Olympic Boulevard, Suite A245, Los Angeles, CA 90015. With an entrance off of Figueroa Street, the Museum resides within the L.A. LIVE campus, at the intersection of Olympic Boulevard and Figueroa Street in downtown Los Angeles.

About The GRAMMY Museum®

Paying tribute to music's rich cultural history, this one-of-a-kind, 21st-century Museum explores and celebrates the enduring legacies of all forms of music, the creative process, the art and technology of the recording process, and the history of the premier recognition of excellence in recorded music - the GRAMMY Award. The GRAMMY Museum® features 30,000 square feet of interactive and multimedia exhibits located within L.A. LIVE, the downtown Los Angeles sports, entertainment and residential district. Through thought-provoking and dynamic public and educational programs and exhibits, guests will experience music from a never-before-seen insider perspective that only The GRAMMY Museum® can deliver.

American Express is the Premiere Partner of The GRAMMY Museum®.  For more information about American Express and music, visit americanexpress.com/entertainment.

Media Contacts

Stacie Takaoka
The GRAMMY Museum®Â Â Â Â Â Â 
213.763.5454
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Nicole Fox
Ryan Bingham Music
310.871.8085
[email protected] music.com

Jaime Sarachit
The Recording Academy
310.392.3777
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