PEOPLE SAY:

“The Ugly Valley Boys evoke the lonesome sound of the desert, the classic soul of country, and the open space of the West”

“From Salt Lake City, The Ugly Valley Boys evoke the lonesome sound of the desert, the classic soul of country, and the open space of the West in original songs that are wickedly engaging and smartly crafted. So many bands try to imbibe their music with a vintage feel and Western space by using copious amounts of chorus or reverb, or blowing wads of cash on vintage gear. Ugly Valley Boy’s guitar player, singer, and songwriter Ryan Eastlyn takes the road less traveled with the use of moaning, melodic chorus lines that are so excellent, they vault this band from a relative unknown to one responsible for one of the better albums put out in 2011.”

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“I’m a big fan of this band, and “Double Down” is one of the most impressive new CDs I’ve heard in ages.”

“With loads of natural talent both as a singer and a songwriter, Ryan Eastlyn is a rare double threat, and on The Ugly Valley Boys’ debut CD, “Double Down”, he and skillful bassist Braxton Brandenburg prove just how rich and powerful music can sound in the hands of two like-minded musicians. They may make it look (and sound) easy, but don’™t be fooled; the eleven heartfelt, gritty and eloquent tunes on this disc have the ragged, lived-in feeling that only comes from well-crafted, thoughtful songwriting and countless hours of teamwork. Eastlyn’s gruff and resonant singing voice fits the music perfectly, and has the remarkable ability to convey emotion and intelligence, without ever sounding pretentious or melodramatic. I’m a big fan of this band, and “Double Down” is one of the most impressive new CDs I’ve heard in ages.”

Sage Guyton from The Lucky Stars

“With all the negative connotations and pop music associated with the current state of country music, it pains me to call this country. But that’s exactly what it is: stripped down, dirty, ugly, sad, beautiful country music”

“Traditional, American roots and hillbilly are all adjectives that have somewhat permeated into the underbelly of “country music”. With all the negative connotations and pop music associated with the current state of country music, it pains me to call this country. But that’s exactly what it is: stripped down, dirty, ugly, sad, beautiful country music played in a way that is reminiscent of the Great Depression. At first, the vocals resemble the late Johnny Cash, but as you get drawn into stories of moonshine running and sorrow, the vocals become very unique and gripping: that is all Ryan Eastlyn. Braxton Brandenburg is genius on the upright bass while Brad Wheeler and Michael Sasich lend their talents to the equation, making this nothing short of a brilliant debut album.”

Patrick Carter – SLUG MAGAZINE

“Pull up a seat by the fire, take a golden swig, and listen to tales from a band of dusty strangers sure to become old friends.”

“Ugly Valley Boys come out swingin’! Like a good old-fashioned barroom brawl, their debut album, Double Down, makes no apologies for its surly demeanor. Classic style meets fresh energy in a collection of songs as spry as they are wry, with a voice that’s honest and introspective, yet welcoming to all who venture to lend an ear. Pull up a seat by the fire, take a golden swig, and listen to tales from a band of dusty strangers sure to become old friends.”

Megan Richardson

MERCH

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