Ryan Carpenter

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    June 26, 2014

    Ryan Carpenter tours Europe with Ian Fisher, talks of Muny Magic.

    St. Louis multi-instrumentalist Ryan Carpenter has just returned from Vienna to God's favorite country, America. He slurps a gin and tonic as it stains the table with perspiration, leans back and speaks. "You know, I've never been much of a writer. I arrange a lot," he muses. "I have written songs ... More >>

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    March 6, 2013

    Ian Fisher and the Present in This Week's Print Feature: Interview Outtakes

    In our music feature this week, we dive into the nomadic existence of Ian Fisher and the Present, a duo comprised of Ste. Genevieve native Ian Fisher and St. Louisan Ryan Carpenter. Fisher has carved out a living in Europe as a traveling minstrel, booking shows with Carpenter and other friends in Au ... More >>

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    February 6, 2013

    Ian Fisher & the Present Release New Video "Why Do I Go?"

    Ian Fisher & the Present debut a new video today for "Why Do I Go?" off of the band's latest, self-titled effort. The video was shot in Vienna, Austria (half of the duo takes up residency in Germany) by Anna Kohlweis with assistance by Yavuz Odabas. In it, Fisher and Ryan Carpenter (aka "the Present ... More >>

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    January 22, 2013

    The Best Concerts in St. Louis this Week: January 22 to 27

    Well, I hope you enjoyed that temporary shot of springtime over the weekend while you could! Clouds are currently unloading some major snowflakes outside, but that's no reason to get left out in the cold during this week's shows. Check out Ian Fisher & the Present's CD Release and visits from Sponge ... More >>