July BitH News: Ryan is moving on, and some BIG Shows coming up!
Two of us have relocated from Boston over the last month. Nels made the move to Minneapolis, MN, and will be flying in to meet the band for tours. I (Ryan) made the move to Atlanta, GA, and as you can guess from the title, will no longer be touring with Ball in the House. It’s been a wonderful seven years. I’ve met so many wonderful people, some of whom have become very close friends. Over the last six months I’ve felt the travel really beating me up, and I wanted to stop doing it before I no longer enjoyed my career. I love the shows, people, and most importantly, I love my bandmates and their families. Ball in the House has been an incredible gift for me. I’ve been a full-time touring musician for seven years, and I don’t regret a moment of it. I’ve had the opportunity to see some amazing places, and I have Ball in the House to thank for that.
I want to thank all of you for being so amazing over the history of Ball in the House. You’ve been amazing to me, and BitH wouldn’t be the same without you. We truly have the most wonderful fans in the world. I’ll still be around for a little while, as I’m finishing up with some shows at the end of the month. If you can make it out, I’d love to see you!
I invite you all to keep in touch with me as my journey changes. My email will be up for a while at firstname.lastname@example.org. The best place to reach me is on twitter at @Bassguy_Ry, or on my personal facebook page. Maybe we’ll cross paths sometime in my new career…you never know! You can also reach me through all the BitH mediums; Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and ballinthehouse.com, the guys will definitely forward me any messages.
I’m going to miss all of you. You changed my life for the better in every way. GOD Bless each and every one of you. Til’ next time… Ry.
New Video Coming Soon
A couple weeks ago, we had the opportunity to visit one of our favorite places, Mohonk Mountain House. While we were there, we decided to make a video of us singing one of our favorite songs, “Reasons,” by Earth Wind and Fire. We’re not quite done editing the project yet, but stay tuned to our Youtube and facebook pages for updates. We’re very happy with the performance, and we think you will be too.
- July 24th-Veterans Green-Agawam, MA
- July 25th-Garrison Players Arts Center-Ryan’s FINAL New England Show-Rollinsford, NH
- August 9th-Musikfest (2 shows)-Bethlehem, PA
- August 17th-Cerritos Center w/ Patti LaBelle-Cerritos, CA
- August 18th-Middle Georgia College-Cochran, GA
- August 19th-Middle Georgia College-Macon, GA
- August 20th-Armstrong Atlantic State University-Savannah, GA
- August 21st-University of North Georgia, Oconee Campus-Watkinsville, GA
- August 22nd-Dalton State College-Dalton, GA
- August 26th-Brenau University-Women’s College-Gainesville, GA
- August 28th-Gordon State College-Barnesville, GA
- August 29th-Fayetteville Tech Community College-Fayetteville, NC
- September 5th-Winthrop University-Rock Hill, SC
- September 6th-Bridgewater College-Bridgewater, VA
- September 22nd-Francis Hall Theater-Reading, PA
Please forward this email to friends and family and help spread the buzz about BitH. If you haven’t gotten them yet, our newest CDs, One Night Only (BitH live!) and the Xmas album Believe, are available a bunch of different ways: our online store (www.ballinthehouse.com) (link to online store), at all our shows, and for digital download (iTunes, etc).
See you soon -
Jon, Dave, Ryan, Nels, and Suranjan
Ball in the House