norfolk, Virginia, US
Artist / Band / Musician
Blues / Roots Music / Rockabilly
drnt` music
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"Rylo is to blues as The Pogues are to traditional Irish music." and "band members throw themselves into their music!" The Virginian Pilot wrote in their reviews of Drnt Music. the all original full length debut by Norfolk band RYLO. One of the many positive reviews, along with the Natchel Blues Network blues news saying "remarkably well crafted songs" and "fiery harp playing and amphetamine fueled blues and rockabilly". Rylo was born of a few friends in southeast Virginia who shared a deep love for American roots music with a collective sigh for the cliches responsible for the genre’s dying interest.

Rylo was formed in 2002. Yards from the docks of the Elizibeth River. After months of woodshedding, uncountable cases of beer, handles of cheap bourbon, and one can of peach snuff, RYLO took Norfolk by storm. At their first show, the bar ran out of beer and the Fire Marshalls doubled back. The buzz was out.

Two years later, the band released their long awaited CD "Drnt Music" and are still bringing by far some of the largest local crowds in Hampton Roads. Over this period, Rylo has shared the stage with The Rev. Horton Heat, Lee Rocker, The Drive By Truckers, Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers, The Blasters, Derek Trucks band and Mid Atlantic blues legends, The Nighthawks and The Shambles. Their wildly entertaining, sweat drenched shows make them the first call for promoters looking to round out a roots bill.

Unlike most other bands in this genre, RYLO relies heavily on writing original music rather than doing blues covers and other standards. "We pay homage to the root of our pulse and influence, yet personalize the songs true to our own experiences."

Automaitc Oil , the band’s newest release, cuts ya wide open with non stop doses of powerful songwriting and a heap of dirty blues to soak up the wounds ! You’ll hear a little bit of north, south, east, and west coast in this tasty delight that any blues, rockabilly, rock n roller, or honkey tonker will be sure to enjoy!

Drnt music is the only way to describe what it is these boys put out. Whether it be the dirtiest gutter blues, or the up-tempo jump swing, there is no doubt that in the most critical of roomsRylo will win em’ over with their charm, guts, and flat out tenacity of four people who believe deeply in their music.


from producer pete kanaras

"Rylo is that rare breed of roots band that is umm, Un. Un afraid to venture into new territory both musically and lyrically. Un willing to play a song or a single note that does’nt ring true to them. Un able to not throw down 1000% every time they hit the stage. Un capable of playing Mustang Sally. no lame-ass Blues 101 covers here folks, not a chance. they thoroughly know their roots history but are not slaves to it. they wear their hearts on their sleeves, which is obvious to all. and they are a handsome bunch too boot. they make the ladies swoon and grown men proud. they are my friends and they totally, completely kick ass. if you’re tired of the same ol’ same you should give these guys a good listen. i hope you enjoy this new Rylo music as much as we enjoyed creating it for you.

bright moments,

pete kanaras




WOW I’m lovin this cd, This is true rockin blues, not the over produced crap passing for roots music.

Thank You CD Baby for bringin these bands to other parts of the country. RYLO New Jersey ( at least my band and friends ) Love you guys. Nasty Nasty Nasty where’s my beer


Rylo’s Automatic Oil is a great blues LP

author: Jim "Dibbs" Dibble

Rylo really nails the Bar Blues Band sound with Automatic Oil. I heard they play very loud, and this music would sound even better at high volume. Baesen’s harp work fits perfectly with GB’s lead guitar. Got to go see them at the Taphouse


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"AUTOMATIC OIL" live 9/22/07



"Tell Me Momma" live 9/22/07

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