My Exit: Kelly Ryan

Kelly Ryan

Tonight's My Exit DJ, Kelly Ryan & a realllllly cute friend.

Every Monday night our friends at WEXT do this thing called My Exit -- local listeners get to come into the station and program an hour of music. So we thought it'd be fun to find out a little bit about these people and why they picked the songs on their play list.

Here's tonight's person:

Kelly Ryan from Albany.  I'm a lawyer by day and foodie wannabe by night.

How would you describe your musical taste?
I'm typically drawn to lyrically-driven music, I like a good story or something that makes me think "wow, I could not have written that," so I listen to a lot of Alt Country, singer-songwriter stuff. I can belt out a catchy hook while driving just as much as the next person.

A few songs from Kelly's My Exit show:

Nothing  - Mason Jennings 
This song reminds me of a different time in my life, a simpler time -- working in restaurants, hanging with rock stars in the making, and, of course, crappy crappy apartments -- and it always makes me smile.  What girl isn't a sucker for the sensitive, cute guy with a guitar?
All I Own - Palatypus  
One day about five years ago -- right after I moved to Albany -- a friend invited me to see his brother play in the old used bookstore on Lark St.  That night featured Matt and Mike (I think before Palatypus existed), as well as Knotworking, and the whole evening took my breath away.  That could be the night I fell in love with Albany and I think of it whenever I hear these guys. This particular song is one of my favorites. It's haunting and beautiful, and yet it always makes me smile.   

Disseminated - Soul Coughing
This could be the oddball song in my playlist, but I love Mike Doughty's voice and I just had to include a Soul Coughing song for old time's sake.

Golden Age Of Radio  - Josh Ritter     
Josh Ritter has been heavy in my rotation for awhile now and this is a song that never gets old.  It's smart, catchy and pulls off the vintage feel the title implies.

You can hear Kelly's My Exit show tonight at 8 on 97.7 or at

Here's how to schedule your own My Exit show on WEXT.


Kelly has a great way of helping those around her remember to see the forest for the trees... An attorney with an artist's soul, so her show is one not to miss!

Go Bucks!

Go Bucks indeed! O-H!!

Beautiful boxer!

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