Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Ryan Luce returned home to Buffalo to commemorate the release of his newest EP, California Gold, at the resplendent altar of The Tabernacle at Sweet_ness 7 Cafe on May 4th, with fellow Brooklynite and California native DM Salsberg as his supporting act. Drawing upon the rich musical tradition of folk, Americana, country, and Laurel Canyon rock, California Gold showcases Luce’s apt lyricism and plaintive voice, ruminating on love, loss, and the hopes and dreams of the small town everyman. With lush accompaniment by Omer Ashano on violin, Matthew Sapp on electic bass, Salsberg on keys and vocals, and Buffalo’s own musical polymath Harry Graser on drums, Luce enchanted the audience with his sweet and shimmering songs, as golden as a California sunset on the Santa Monica Pier.

DM Salsberg

Ryan Luce