Ever since I first discovered his music in Crazy Heart, and then subsequently dove into Mescalito, and the rest of the catalog along the way, I’m continually impressed by everything he does.
But it’s not just me, even his castmates on the hit series Yellowstonethink he’s a total badass. Or as Jimmy (played by Jefferson White), an amazing triple threat.
“Ryan Bingham is an amazing triple threat. He’s an incredible actor, obviously a great musician, but he’s also and incredible cowboy.”
The music is obvious, the acting chops are in plain sight, but did you know that Ryan (a New Mexico native) actually grew up roping and riding all over Texas? He even landed a job at Disney World in Paris, France, riding in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show.
So when he stepped on the set of Yellowstone, he was a natural.
Watch Ryan perform “All Choked Up Again” from the Dutton Ranch bunkhouse, one of the most captivating scenes from the first season of the show.
In this episode, the new ranch hand Walker sits down with his guitar to pick on a song for the rest of the fellas in the bunkhouse. Before he begins he asks if they want to hear a happy song or a sad song. When they say “happy,” he performs “All Choked Up Again.”
“Well, if that’s your happy…don’t you ever play me goddamn sad.”