Dalton Ridenhour has been playing ragtime, stride, and blues piano for most of his life - and it shows. A native of St. James, Missouri, he has quietly become one of the most celebrated pianists on the ragtime and jazz festival circuit today. Drawing inspiration from across the board (Scott Joplin to Fats Waller to George Jones to Elvis Presley to Radiohead to Robert Johnson to Nat King Cole), Ridenhour's playing is distinctive not only for its refreshing originality, but also for its breathtaking lyricism and beauty. CD includes a 12-page full-color booklet with an introduction by Martin Spitznagel and liner notes by the artist.
15 tracks including The Entertainer, If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight), The Crave, I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter, Harlem Strut, Palm Leaf Rag, and more. 59 minutes.