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An impressive discography that includes 32 albums. This is the balance of over 50 years of musical career: The rock musician and singer Mitch Ryder has long since become a legend. With his band "Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels" he had his first hit with "Jenny Take A Ride!" in 1965.

PORTRAIT Mitch Ryder
PORTRAIT Mitch Ryder © Georg Pieron

Two years later he tried it solo, but the hoped-for success failed to materialize. Disappointed, Ryder turned his back on music. Then, in the 70s, he became known through his legendary appearance on the WDR Rockpalast Night.

Since 1994, he has been on the road mainly with the German group Engerling, who have been dedicated to rock & blues for 45 years. True and beautiful, with that certain dirt and whiskey in his voice, that's real rhythm & blues and that's exactly what Mitch Ryder does. The passionate singer and the Berlin band are a perfect musical match.

According to Keith Richards, the original rocker from Detroit is one of the most exciting singers to have emerged on the music scene. Inspired by James Brown and Motown, Mitch Ryder still does what he does best: Singing blues from the depths of his soul. You only had to read the faces of the fans in front of the stage and knew right away: the rock foghorn from Detroit hasn't been this good in a long time. Up, Mitch Ryder celebrated pain-soaked rock music masses all over the country last winter. 28 concerts in 32 days. He gets on stage and gives it his all. For two hours. Inspired, people went home after the concert.

"This is what Jim Morrison would sound like at 71," wrote DIE ZEIT, WDR devoted an hour-long radio report to the rock warhorse, and the Berliner Zeitung asked, "When did the Stones last lay down 'Gimme Shelter' like this, forty years ago perhaps?"

Now the singer with the lurking vibrato in his voice is on the road again through the clubs and halls with his brand-new US CD "Georgia Drift" (Buschfunk, 2022) in his tour baggage, recorded in Atlanta in 2021!   

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