Ryan Montbleau and Hayley Jane are the new powerhouse duo, Yes Darling. Hayley sings. Ryan plays guitar and sings. Which means Ryan does more, but Hayley puts way more time and effort into looking and sounding good on stage and is obviously the face of the project.
Led by the legendary Ryan Montbleau and commanded by the illustrious Hayley Jane, there is rarely a disagreement or power struggle within the project. The two get along like peas and carrots. Except for when they don’t. But they do. Yeah, sometimes. Come see for yourself on Thursday, April 12, at 7pm when Yes, Darling plays the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Advance tickets are available at www.wslr.org.
Singer-songwriter and bandleader Ryan Montbleau has quipped that his job would be easier if his music could be pigeon-holed, but fans love his eclectic mash-up of styles. His songcraft and powerful, uplifting voice truly captivate, as he tackles intense topics and just as easily expresses life’s simple, everyday joys. Montbleau develops a tight relationship with his audience. Montbleau describes the aim of his music, saying, “I’m trying to draw you in and get you to listen and get you to feel things kind of, lock in with your truth by telling you mine.” His most recent album is 2017’s “I Was Just Leaving.” Recorded in New Orleans and produced by Anders Osborne, the record is marked by unguarded reflection and deep feelings at the end of a decade of intense career building.
Hayley Jane is a singer, songwriter, dancer and multi instrumentalist who brings a precious and contagious energy to the world. She commands the stage with style, grace and dynamic force. Hayley Jane is a rising star and is rapidly earning recognition as a gem of the folk music scene. Her national touring act is called Hayley Jane & The Primates. The band combines Americana, soul and rock & roll with rich lyrical imagery that electrifies the heart. Hayley incorporates a mix of choreographed and improvisational dancing which gives the show extra vibrancy and an energy that captivates the audience.
photo from Fogartyville