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"PHILLY MUSICIAN BEHIND HAWTHORNE CLUBHOUSE BRINGS SOUTH AMERICAN FLAVOR" - NEWSWORKS

RYAN TENNIS: “KEEP THE ENERGY UP. THE CROWDS JUST WANNA DANCE!” - JUMP PHILLY

RYAN TENNIS TALKS NEW ALBUM, SONGWRITING, AND MUSIC IN PHILLY - ROCK ON PHILLY

Select Press Quotes

"Tennis' "Easier Mile" is distinctly worldly"
- Newsworks

"[Ryan Tennis and the Clubhouse Band] have a community vibe, riffing full-tilt on a rootsy chord progressions with vocal harmonies, trumpet and bongo percussion."

- 88.5 XPN - The Key
"Philly native singer/songwriter Ryan Tennis has a lilting voice and the manner of someone who’s got a good story to tell. All good since, in his body of work [Tennis] focuses on many of the standard topics of the genre: longing, finding hope in too-small slivers, lamenting love affairs, and the suffering of the human condition. Which isn’t to say he can’t also be uplifting, at least from the passion of his musical conviction. Check out this live clip from The Clubhouse and you’ll get a sense of the energy and intensity of his performance."

- Philly in Focus

"[Tennis] gets a of different sounds - a reggae vibe, the sweet and mellow singer/songwriter thing, or the groovy cross-country roadtrip thing, or even get really funky with some Bill Withers–[he] can hit all of these things, and each of them could be individually packaged as a band. But the thing that really ties them all together is that they’re rooted somewhere–it’s all got soul."

- Rock on Philly

"Ryan Tennis has traveled the world and brought back bits and pieces of things he encountered along the way, and he’s incorporated various sounds and styles into his new album, The Easier Mile."

- Jump Philly

"...a stomping celebration of returning home...", "...lush arrangements" and "...carefully crafted rootsy ruminations..." 

- Indie Monday


"The innocence of Tennis' lyric is underscored by his earnest, authentic delivery and the simple arrangement."

- The Muse's Muse