One of the last reviews we did in 2016 was Justin Ryan’s ‘Warm Whiskey Nights’. An album that took us completely by surprise and almost made our top 10 favourites of the year. It’s likely to be entirely overlooked, which would be a travesty.
There are a number of tracks that we could highlight as our song of the day but we had to choose ‘How Will I Know When It’s Over’. A heartbreak ballad about love and separation with an exquisite steel guitar backing and Ryan’s gritty vocals. The chorus is as infectious as it gets. It stands on its own merits but should also serve as an introduction to an album that is as good as, if not better than albums by artists with a much greater profile.