Eytan Ribner is a singer-songwriter, comedian, photographer and (self-proclaimed) #SelfieKing.
In collaboration with accomplished producer and musician Marty Rifkin (BruceSpringsteen, Dwight Yoakam, Jewel, and Weird Al), Eytan released a new album “When I’m Singing the Blues” as a follow-up to his debut album “I’ve Got Issues” currently available to stream or buy on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, or wherever you listen to music. His newest single “Take Me as I Am” has been turned into an animated lyric video that can be viewed on all his social media accounts. In addition to being featured on the Southbound 35 podcast, his singles, “It’s All About Me”, “Too Many Women”, “No More Love Songs”, “I Could Have Died”, “I Hate to Valet” and “Notin’ Stronger Than a Broken Heart” are all award-winning music videos that have screened at film festivals around the world.
These songs, written and sung by Eytan, are very personal and cover a wide range of narcissism, egotism and self-centerednosity which can be heard in his single #SelfieMan!
Where are you based?
How long have you been making music?
What genre would you consider your music to be?
Comedic/humorous and Blues/Country Blues
What inspired you to pursue a career in music?
I always loved singing even as a kid. One night while doing stand-up, I pulled out my guitar and just got the ball rolling
What are your biggest musical influences?
Dylan, Springstein, the Beatles and the Stone. I have been asked if I’m Leonard Cohen’s son
Are you signed to a label or are you an independent artist?
What have been the biggest challenges in your music career?
Getting my creations to a larger audience
How many songs or albums have you released to date?
I have released 2 albums and am working on a third.
Can you tell us a few things about your latest release?
“Take Me As I Am” was created and released during Covid. I went with a lyrics-only animation video. It’s pretty serious stuff.
Any plans for new music or upcoming projects we should know about?
I just finished another song called “Whoever I Am” and again for a comedian, it’s pretty heavy. As a counterbalance, I’m in the midst of recording a comedic blues song entitled “Cheeseburger baby.”