Friends on the up and up. Toledo, Ohioan Ryan Dunlap's music is something to keep an eye AND and ear out for.

This s/o goes out to a very close friend of mine, a brother who continues to shock everyone with his soul-moving sound and heart-string-tugging lyrics. Not only that, but his story is an amazing one of struggle with health issues and the perseverance to still chase after his dreams. Ladies and gentlemen, Ryan Dunlap from Toledo, Ohio. 

Ryan Dunlap overlooking a chilly Toledo Skyline.

Ryan Dunlap overlooking a chilly Toledo Skyline.

Dunlap's new album set to release this summer, "It Is What It Is."

Dunlap's new album set to release this summer, "It Is What It Is."

His new album, "It Is What It Is" is set to release this summer, and with that, he has a short documentary video to promote his launch of a Kickstarter campaign to help release this amazing album. 

This time around, he gathered up some other big names from the Toledo music scene including Jason Goss, Adam Meinerding, Justin Marchand, Ed Byerly, Kyle White, Tim Bauer and Alex Scheer to help make this project a huge success. With the amount of talent displayed throughout this album, I have no doubts this album will be top. It has been some time since I worked with him on his very first album release. Even then, years ago, I knew he had the drive and the passion to do this. Keep doing what you're doing Dunlap. Don't let that fire go out inside you man. 

I urge you to check out the blues-laden, lyric-driven, folk sound that Dunlap creates. Watch the documentary as well while you're on the Kickstarter page. He's a true friend of mine and is as real as it gets. You will not be disappointed. 

This is for you buddy. 

-Beat

 

Check his links here:

Kickstarter campaign for Dunlap
reverbnation.com/ryandunlapmusic