Ryan Anderson was dressed in a black suit I recognized from his stage performances. It's likely not the exact suit, but close enough to be on-brand.
He'd also seen me play, and remembered the bow tie. This weird stuff works, people.
Ryan was kind and full of the wisdom gained from experiences like playing 150 shows in a single year with his wife and musical partner Rebecca.
F&M play "folk noir" - a genre made up like "bowtie rock" to try and capture some unique edge of the music they make. And it captures their sound so well.
Their self-proclaimed "joyful melancholy' is all over their just-released record, "Lessons from Losers."