by Joe Tone
on Fri, Dec 7, 2007 at 12:15 PM
This time, Ryan Humbert tells you why you should go see his band's farewell gig on Saturday.
Band: The Ryan Humbert Band
Web:www.ryanhumbert.com and www.myspace.com/ryanhumbertbandHometown: Akron, Ohio
Sounds like: "The Traveling Wilburys' love child."
Recommend for fans of: "Tom Petty, Steve Earle, Sheryl Crow, Harry Nilsson, Ryan Adams."
Fun fact: "The band's newest release, Before You Leave, is a collection of 17 acoustic duets between Humbert and his longtime backup singer Emily Bates that was recorded over only two nights."
Playing Where/When: 7 p.m. Saturday, December 8 at the Cabaret at The Tangier (532 W. Market St., 800-TANGIER). Admission is $8.00, and includes free admission to the afterparty featuring the Jack Fords.
Why you need to see them: "It's the final RHB show before Ryan picks up and moves to Nashville after the first of the year. The show will feature a ton of special guests, including Tracey Thomas, The Stranger Familiar, The Jack Fords, former RHB band members and much more. It's your last chance to catch the RHB in Akron!" -- Ryan Humbert, singer/songwriter