October 2, 2007

Ben Kyle of Romantica duetting with Ryan Adams: “The Dark” (live in Minneapolis)

Briefly revisiting the “not a meltdown” topic, here is a fantastically delicious duet from the 9/27 Minneapolis Ryan Adams show, during opener Ben Kyle’s set when Ryan joined him onstage.

Ben is the Belfast, Ireland-born frontman for Minneapolis band Romantica [see previous mention] and this collaboration is absolutely superb, full of bittersweet harmonies. So, so, sooooooo good!

The Dark (with Ryan Adams) – Ben Kyle of Romantica

BUY: Romantica’s album America (2007)
[photo of Romantica by Paige DeWees]

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  • wow.

    ali — October 2, 2007 @ 2:21 pm

  • Awesome post, those two sound great together.

    Dan — October 2, 2007 @ 2:31 pm

  • Wow, that’s really good – I’ll have to check Ben Kyle out…

    jeffro — October 2, 2007 @ 8:01 pm

  • does this fellow have a cd?

    Travis — October 2, 2007 @ 8:47 pm

  • wow. this is totally awesome. Thanks for posting it.

    ryansenseless — October 5, 2007 @ 10:23 pm

  • The best surprise of the night! Thanks for the link. It was great to hear it again. That is a brilliant tune. I was delighted to hear Ben open for Ryan.

    Cadybeth — October 6, 2007 @ 12:08 pm

  • Thanks for posting the song. They really do sound good together. Hopefully, it will open more doors for Romantica.
    If you want to read a review check out what I wrote at The Phantom Tollbooth (www.tollbooth.org).


    Rob — November 1, 2007 @ 8:07 pm

  • anyone have the rest of this show? Who did the recording?

    blayn — June 1, 2008 @ 6:27 pm

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