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"Tennis’ trademark roots ‘n’ roll is complimented throughout the album by flourishes of funk, Motown soul, and Simon and Garfunkel-esque pop...[Pack Light but Bring Everything] is well crafted and tightly honed."

- DC Music Download

"[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


"I have seen over 500 acts during my time running this event, and Ryan Tennis is among the best.  He's a great songwriter and has a wonderful voice. He reacts fabulously with the crowd and he's unique in his ability to get a laugh just as easily as a tear (and he's a nice guy as well)."


- Keither Armitige, Songwriter's Live, Sydney Australia
 

"Ryan's songs voice and songs are confident, natural, and true.  He has what you can't buy and you can't learn: Appeal."


- Scot Sax, Grammy-winning Producer/Songwriter

"...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
 

"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, including last year’s LP Goodbye to the Ground, the hunky musician 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
 

:Press Reviews:

WXPN: The Key Studio Sessions

Hypeli Music Blog:  Internationally touring DIY Singer/Songwriter shares about how to keep the music alive.

DC Music Download: Album Review - Pack Light but Bring Everything

Interview in Spanish on Colombia's Enterate.


IndieMonday.com
Feature

In Search of a Song:
Winner for month of April

Philly in Focus: "Music Mondays."

The Temple News: Street Sounds.

Folk You Philly
Podcast ("Huddle Up and Hold On" included on "Best of Season One")

MusicUnderFire.com
Intervies: Philadelphia Singer-Songwriter Ryan Tennis

Origivation Magazine

Storytellers: Ryan Tennis - Origivation Magazine

TheExaminer.com
Ryan Tennis Brings the South Philly Good Vibrations

The Argentina Independent
The Philadelphia Sessions in Buenos Aires

Alternative Moniter
Ryan Tennis: Overhead Smash Follows Through on his Semi-Continental Grip

Main Line Today
Things We Like

The Muse's Muse
EP Review

Origivation Magazine
Goodbye to the Ground: Review

Origivation Magazine
Clubhouse Concerts with Ryan Tennis

WPSU - Blue Robot
New Music Video, "Wake Me Up," by Ryan Tennis


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