How would you describe your style of music?
Authentic Rockabilly and Hillbilly
How did you get into this style of music?
Ryan lives the lifestyle, and always has
How did you come up with your band name?
Ryan's real name is Ryan Cain, so the Ables part is a natural fit (Cain and Abel)
What is the background of your band members?
Ryan formed a popular doo wop band when he was in his early teens with friends from school. The other members have all played in various bands in West Virginia for 30 years or more.
Where can people purchase your music and or merchandise?
Most sales are at shows. CDs can be purchased on Amazon, I-tunes and CDBaby.
How long has your band been together?
About 3 years
What do you like the most about the Rockabilly scene?
In West Virginia, there is no scene, we are it. We are drawing people to Rockabilly one by one. However, in a rural state, there is no real scene dedicated to any type of music.
Who are your music idols, who influences your music?
Johnny Burnette, Buddy Holly, Charlie Feathers, Carl Perkins, Faron Young, Gene Vincent and even Ersel Hickey.
What future events do you have planned?
We maintain a steady schedule of dates that include mostly fairs and festivals.
Do your band members have day jobs or do they make their dime as professional musicians?
If day jobs, what type of work do they do?
Ryan is a school bus driver, Gary is a criminal investigator for the prosecutor's office, Matt is in public health and Evan owns a music store (Bandland in Clarksburg, WV)
Do you or any of your band members collect records?
If so, what do you/they collect?
Is there anything that you would like to add about yourself or your band?
We strive to play our music as authentic as possible
Last but not least, what makes this band tick?
We enjoy being around each other and exposing the public to Rockabilly and Hillbilly music
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Ryan Cain and the Ables are a high energy Rockabilly band from Clarksburg, West Virginia. Formed in 2011, this band plays tradiontal Rockabilly/Hillbilly and western swing music. In late 2012, the group released a CD titled "My Pistol Rides Shotgun," a collection of songs written by Ryan Cain. "My Pistol Rides Shotgun" was recorded at Zone 8 Studios in Granville, West Virginia and produced by Mark Poole. The CD has received extensive radio airplay and charted on the Roots 66 chart, the Roots Music Report Chart, and in December 2012 was a most added CD on the Americana chart. In addition to original songs, a Ryan Cain and the Ables show is a history lesson on the early influences of Rock n' Roll. Equally versed in guitar, standup bass and piano, Ryan covers music from Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Eddie Cochran, Elvis Presley and a whole lot more. The Ables perform much more than a musical journey paying tribute to the pioneers of Rock n' Roll, Rockabilly and early Country music. In addition to Ryan Cain, the group consists of Matt Eakle on guitar, Evan Jones on electric bass and accoustic guitar and Gary Hamrick on drums. Ryan Cain and the Ables perform extensively throughout West Virginia and surrounding states. Their song "Yes Indeedy" was recently featured in Episode 1, season 10 of the television show SUPERNATURAL on the CW network.