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III

by Cancellieri (Ryan Hutchens)

"III" is the third EP by Ryan Hutchens created under the "Cancellieri" name.  It was released on June 4, 2013 through the Post Echo record label in Columbia South Carolina.  The "III" EP was recorded over the course of several months in the spring of 2013 at the home of Alex McCollum (Stagbriar, ET Anderson) in the Rosewood neighborhood of Columbia South Carolina.  

With the "III" EP, Ryan saught to move away from the electronic soundscape roots of the Cancellieri project in favor of more traditional american songwriting and instrumentation rooted in Folk and Americana.  At the time he was writing the songs for "III", Ryan was performing regularly as a solo acoustic singer songwriter at small venues around Columbia and on street corners around the US.  

Alex McCollum acted as producer, recording engineer, and instrumentalist on the EP.   Alex had a large role to play in shaping the overall sound of the EP because this was Ryan's first time recording his own music using the traditional "rock" instrumentation.  Kenny McWilliams mastered "III" at Archer Avenue Studio in Columbia South Carolina.  Patrick O'Neil wrote and performed the cello parts on "Tribal Glory" and "Western States".  Brandon Edwards wrote and performed the drum part on "Higher"

You can stream and download this album here: https://cancellieri.bandcamp.com/album/iii