Acoustic at The Ryman' is a 10-song virtual greatest hits set of acoustic renditions of songs from across the Band Of Horses catalogue. Recorded at Nashville's legendary Ryman Auditorium over two magical nights in April 2013. Having captured this two-night stand's worth of singular performances that the Nashville Scene said "brought to mind the best efforts of Eagles and Crosby, Stills and Nash," Band of Horses set about translating the energy and electricity of The Ryman document into the closest possible experience to having been there. Using the latest hardware from DSD recorder manufacturers Mytek, Band of Horses mixed the record in the band's hometown haunt of Charleston Sound. As a result, Band of Horses: Acoustic at the Ryman is one of a mere handful of non-classical/jazz albums mixed and mastered in the DSD format, capturing the ragged magic of an unforgettable performance in dangerously pristine quality. "The game plan was to keep it wild and expressive like the show while capturing it with highest resolution available," says the band's Bill Reynolds. "The electricity in The Ryman was off the charts. If that makes it to the listener, then we'll consider this a success".
Band of Horses, originally known for a brief period as Horses, is an American rock band formed in 2004 in Seattle, United States , by Ben Bridwell. The band has released four studio albums, the most successful of which is 2010's Grammy-nominated Infinite Arms. The band's lineup, has undergone several changes; although, the current members, Bridwell, Ryan Monroe, Tyler Ramsey, Bill Reynolds, and Creighton Barrett, have all been with the band for several years.
The LP has an extra disc with an acoustic version of Weed Party as a bonus track