Founded several years ago by Chicago Singer/Songwriter Edward William Ryan, The Simple Remedy has grown into one of the most reliable acts on the music scene. Featuring Singer/Songwriter Laura Felker on Vocals, Pat Keiner on Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Steel Guitar and Vocals, Mike Smith on Bass Guitar and Andy WIlmoth on Drums!
The Classic Nashville Sound mixed with Motown Soul and the feel of an American Adventure. The Simple Remedy is truly a melting pot of American Music!
The band keeps audiences guessing with an exciting mix of Country, Americana and Soul music. Their shows are a genre bending journey through American Music. The Simple Remedy plays Original Music and Cover Songs and can adapt to any event!
Eddie Ryan is a Chicago Singer/Songwriter and was the founding member of South Side favorites Shades of Grey for over 10 years. When he left that band, he was determined to put together a band that was a complete melting pot of American Music. Built around a country music framework, he was determined to find the best musicians and singers in Chicago to create a sound that was unmatched. The Simple Remedy is the band he always wanted. Playing acoustic and rhythm guitar and singing songs about the American experience, Eddie is determined to bring all of the musical genres into a cohesive set of live music!
Laura is a Chicago singer/songwriter with a voice that fits in with country, blues, soul and everything in between! Whether singing melody or harmony, she finds the perfect way to take the song to the next level. She also owns one of the South Suburbs hottest new music venues-- The Studio in Lockport!
Pat plays several key instruments in the band including lead guitar, mandolin, steel guitar, harmonica and brings that key third harmony to the vocals. A veteran on the Chicago music scene includes stints in the bands Blue Moon Swamp and Diamondback, among others, has taken him all over the country. Pat is a huge part of the band's sound and his willingness to do whatever it takes for the sake of the song is the key to our journey.
Mike is a longtime Chicago music veteran who was most recently the man on Bass Guitar for The Moonlight Pickers! His feel for the groove adds a great sonic presence to the music. Mike's sound on the bass guitar is always exactly what the songs needs.
Andy is the glue that keeps the band on track. A longtime Chicago drummer, he has played in Nashville and other amazing musical stops along the way! His pocket and presence are a key to The Simple Remedy's musical journey.