Reece Ratliff – Tickets – Vinyl Lounge at Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC – May 15th, 2019

Reece Ratliff

Gypsy Sally's presents a free show in our Vinyl Lounge

Reece Ratliff

Wed, May 15, 2019

Doors: 5:30 pm / Show: 10:30 pm

Free

This event is 21 and over

Happy Hour: 5:30-7:00pm

Reece Ratliff
Reece Ratliff
Reece Ratliff’s debut EP, I’ll Take The Fall, sounds like the work of a thoughtful songwriter, a
seasoned musician, and a captivating vocalist, capable of raw power and vulnerability. The record offers
all those things and more, so when you find out that he wrote these songs at the age of 14 and recorded
them when he was 15, it’s hard not to do a double take. Reece Ratliff isn’t interested in being “great for a
teenager,” this young artist wants to be great, period, and I’ll Take The Fall is a formidable opening salvo
toward achieving that goal. Combining his personal experiences with worldly narratives and political
undertones, the EP mines territory that provides lyrical food for thought and musical hooks to spare. The
title track examines the current state of the world with determination and optimism, encouraging us to
“bring a little light to the dark empty space.” “Think For Yourself” takes an unflinching look at notions of
mob mentality while evoking musical shades of 90’s rockers like Live with a dash of Alice In Chains for
good measure. “Dirty Mouth” and “On My Mind” are radio­ready pop gems, and funky closing track
“Stand” is a horn­laden anthem worthy of uniting the broad audience that Ratliff is reaching for.
A native of Wilmington, DE, Reece picked up his first guitar at the age of two, took the requisite
guitar lessons in grade school, and cut his teeth in the local chapter of School of Rock, playing the
classics from the Beatles to AC/DC in the school’s prestigious house band, DE­team. Drawing on his own
musical influences, such as Smallpools and Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Reece began
expressing himself through songwriting.
Working with producer John Faye, another songwriter with Delaware roots, who led his
Newark­based band, The Caulfields, to major label success in the mid­90’s, Reece wrote five of his best
originals for I’ll Take The Fall, displaying a heart­on­your­sleeve maturity far beyond his years.
A live performer to watch, Reece has already wowed audiences from top area stages like The
Queen, and the Baby Grand at Wilmington’s Grand Opera house, where he participated in the finals of
“Musikarmageddon,” an annual showcase of Delaware’s most promising up­and­coming artists. Reece
will be booking tour dates, both solo and full band, following the drop date of the EP in the spring of 2019.
Take the plunge into I’ll Take The Fall ­ you’re in for an exciting ride
Venue Information:
Vinyl Lounge at Gypsy Sally's
3401 K Street NW
Washington, DC, 20007
http://www.gypsysallys.com/