First Year on Earth

Air Date: 07-02-15

This young songwriter knows what he’d do with his. After witnessing a friend tragically lose his life, Ryan Murphy (FYOE frontman) sold what he had and hit the road with nothing but a backpack and a bucket list.

His blog lastyearonearth.org has since gained attention across the globe, landing him interviews on national morning television programs in Australia (his homeland) and a stack of online buzz. “I still can’t believe the impact the blog has had,” Ryan says. “It’s been great sharing my story ”.

Top of Ryan’s bucketlist was to become a recording artist in New York, but after moving there mid 2012 he found the big city lifestyle didn’t suit his nature. He now calls Austin, Texas home.

FYOE is a collaboration between Ryan (acoustic guitar/vocals), Jimmy Milner (drums/vocals) and Kris Afflerbaugh (upright bass/vocals). The trio’s sound spawns from Ryan’s love of organic songwriting and Kris and Jimmy’s backgrounds in Jazz and country. They’re labeling it “Roots/Pop”.

All music graduates, these guys have been been deep in the Austin scene a long while now. If they’re not backing other artists they’re playing private events. In December the collective took home the ‘Best Performers Award’ voted by TheKnot.com Texas addition.

With 10,000 hits to Ryan’s blog this year alone, it’s fair to say there’s a bit of buzz about FYOE already. With songwriting well beyond Murphy’s years and musicianship of the highest caliber, FYOE are set to take Austin by storm this summer.