Gentle Temper is Ryan Meier and Marion Earley, an ocean-folk duo with a blues tide from the bayous of Boston, MA. Marion and Ryan met while attending college in Boston and began writing and playing together in their final year. Their live sound builds on a sturdy foundation of lyrical storytelling & animated harmonies.
After nearly a year or sporadic trips to Red Bull Arts recording studio in 2017, Gentle Temper have realized their debut album, “Our Warm Red Light” due out October 7th, 2018.
Two years ago, Ryan Meier and Marion Earley split from their respective bands to embark on a new project. Gentle Temper was born. The “ocean folk” duo. Over the course of the next two years they explored newer, more intimate musical territory, and have woven a new cloak from stripped, lyrically-driven thread. Their sound swings from calm to calamity like the tides they often allude to. Their strength lies in the undercurrent of their musical dialogue, through a wash of shared melody and harmony, and the interplay of their human intricacies.
GT have opened for nationally touring acts LOLO, Ballroom Thieves, Bombadil, and 2014 NPR Favorite new artist The Family Crest. In July 2017 they had the pleasure of performing at the annual Chikombuso Foundation for Widows & Orphans at the Jonathan Edwards Vineyard.