This is a great review in No Depression. Sometimes people just get it! This guy gets it and it's great to see.
We Rode On
by Ryan Shupe
Ryan Shupe is roaring back with “We Rode On”.
“We Rode On” marks a striking career transition and a meaningful evolution in Shupe’s songwriting, his life, and the band’s sound. It strongly and deftly combines the rock side of their musical arsenal with the acoustic instruments and virtuosic jamming the band has become known for in their highly-charged live shows.
The album focuses on rock-solid themes: family, love, and maturity. The epic title track, “We Rode On” triumphantly belts out the phrase “singing songs at the top of our lungs” while the anthemic “Sun Will Shine Again” is a mantra to Shupe’s children. The catchy, rocking “If I Stay” and “Just Say Yes” deal with love interest dilemmas. “Dream Big”, signature song revamped version of their Billboard Top 15 charting Capitol Records release, is triumphant, inspirational and powerful.