Listen

News 88.9 KNPR
Classical 89.7 KCNV
'Jazz'

member station

Discover Music
World Cafe

Ryan Bingham's Rugged And Raw 'American Love Song'

729266333_417989374.jpg

Ryan Bingham performs live for WXPN's Free At Noon Concert. Recorded live for World Cafe.
Gabriela Barbieri, WXPN

Ryan Bingham performs live for WXPN's Free At Noon Concert. Recorded live for World Cafe.

Many of Ryan Bingham's life stories sound like country songs in and of themselves. Bingham was raised between New Mexico, California and Texas. His family moved around a lot when he was growing up as his dad struggled to find work. Bingham left home at 17 to ride in the rodeo before picking up the guitar. And some of his biggest career highs have come crashing into some of his life's lows. In the same year the artist won an Oscar for co-writing a song inspired by his father for the film Crazy Heart, he lost his father to suicide.

On his latest album, American Love Song, Bingham offers rugged, raw and tenderhearted reflections on the state of the world and his own personal history. Bingham shares these stories and performs live in this World Cafe session. Listen in the player.

Copyright 2019 XPN. To see more, visit XPN.

Support comes from

You won’t find a paywall here. Come as often as you like — we’re not counting. You’ve found a like-minded tribe that cherishes what a free press stands for.  If you can spend another couple of minutes making a pledge of as little as $5, you’ll feel like a superhero defending democracy for less than the cost of a month of Netflix.

More Stories

KNPR
KNPR's State of Nevada
KNPR
KNPR's State of Nevada