Two-man band Ryanhood strums around campus
Students at Central Michigan University got a taste of some light-hearted acoustic guitar music on Wednesday night when Ryanhood performed on campus.
Ryanhood is a two-man band from Tucson, Ariz.
Musicians Ryan Green and Cameron Hood brought their flavor of acoustic rock and folk pop to CMU as part of a five-month tour that has taken them everywhere from Albuquerque, N.M., to Maine. Their performance, in Real Food on Campus, was near the halfway mark of the tour.
"Everyone in Michigan has been really kind to us," Hood said, of the experience.
Both sang and played guitar during the performance, with Hood doing a majority of the singing while Green did a majority of the playing. In addition to his guitar, Green also played a mandolin and a tambourine during the the show.
During the breaks between songs, the pair joked about everything from Facebook to at being unable to catch a football as little kids.
Wearing ties with blue jeans, the pair played several of their songs including "Welcome You Into My Head," "Gardens and the Graves" and "You Used To."
Green and Hood were once in rival bands back in their days in Arizona before joining forces. The pair started performing together on streets in Boston in 2003, about two weeks after graduating from college.
About 45 people attended the concert. Many said they were impressed by the band.
"I had fun, I liked them a lot," said Swartz Creek freshman Megan Townsend, who decided to go the show after seeing posters around campus.
Madison Heights junior Ian Childs said he was looking for something to do for the evening.
"I had a really good time; I'm glad I came," Childs said.
On the Fly Productions sponsored the event. The group already is preparing for its next event, an open-mic night comedy show Tuesday in the RFoC.
More information about Ryanhood can be found at myspace.com/ryanhood or Ryanhood.com.