Hudson Valley Songwriter Ryan Martin Hires Mikaela Davis For “At Dusk”


Singer-songwriter Ryan Martin’s latest single, “At Dusk,” stars Rochester’s Mikaela Davis. Maybe your break-up with your COVID-bae was difficult, or maybe you just haven’t gotten over your break-up from 3 years ago (who isn’t?). Ryan and Mikaela know how to pull on the right strings of the heart bringing a kind of love song that is honest and emotional lyrics wrapped in beautiful bittersweet melodies and irresistible melodic hooks.

Now you might have heard this song before because it originally appeared on Wandering, released in November 2020. However, at the height of the devastation of COVID-19, Martin’s exceptional songwriting has been praised by the press for his dynamic and modern take on the exceptional songwriting of Americana and Martin, yet buried under the chaos of reality. The COVID pandemic has taught us all a little something, but Martin has taken it upon himself to reassess his priorities.

The songs on Wandering are mini-epics of personal stories, and Mikaela Davis keeps returning with perfect vocal harmony and the pulsating sound of her harp


Back in lackluster live broadcasts, alone in his apartment for a virtual audience, his struggle to maintain his sobriety became evident. Leaving music aside, he decided to enroll in school to pursue a career in addiction counseling. A new perspective led him to truly understand the reason for writing music: to identify the source of someone’s pain, conveniently also the goal as an addiction counselor. He admits he aims to connect with people around the struggles that unite them.

Perfection is almost impossible for us to find and it almost never happens. Yet somehow Ryan Martin touched that rare pocket in time and captured the perfection.

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With the help of seasoned producer / engineer Paul Kolderie (Pixies, Radiohead) remixing the song, “At Dusk” now has a new flavor with more highlights of the sublime harmonies between Martin and guest singer / harpist Mikaela Davis, with extra rock and roll energy in the chorus of the hymn. Martin recently featured at the Mondo.NYC conference with a live performance filmed at Old Soul Studios in Catskill, NY starring musicians Jared Samuel (Kevin Morby), Nick Kinsey (Waxahatchee), David Lizmi (Fun) and Connor Grant (Sean Lennon).


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