A song is as good as the story it tells. It is this philosophy that places Hayley Harrington’s timeless voice and self-aware lyrics firmly at the foundation of Queens-based Ransom Pier's creative signature. The remaining five members of the roots rock outfit round out the musical soundscape with colors derived from the rich traditions of Motown, Beale Street, and the Appalachian foothills. Piano keys dance joyfully in concert with guitars that wail and gently weep, layers of vocal harmonies, and a primal pulse of bass and percussion. The resultant mix consistently garners deep appreciation knowing no generational bounds. Barely a year into their career, Ransom Pier has already received favorable comparisons to their indie rock forebears the Alabama Shakes and Lake Street Dive.
Following a tour to Nashville and electric debuts at New York City's Rockwood Music Hall and historic Bitter End, the band recently began working on their sophomore EP, set for release in the fall of 2016. A song is as good as the story it tells. The musings of Ransom Pier are those you will most certainly want to hear again and again.