The Prince of Country
Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 7 p.m.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall
Rylee Lum is a 12-year-old self-taught singer/songwriter. He was born and still lives in Gilbertsville, NY.
Rylee started playing guitar at the age of 8 1/2 by learning basic cords from his father. It was first discovered by his mother about 6 months later that he could also sing. He then decided to learn to play and sing Amarillo by Morning, by George Strait and Folsum Prison Blues, by Johnny Cash. When Rylee was 9 1/2 be debuted his singing talent at his school talent show held at Gilbertsville/Mount Upton school. He took home first place and that’s when his journey in music started to take off.
Rylee seems to be very musically inclined. He has taught himself to play bass guitar, and with a little instruction from his father, he has taken on the drums which he plays quite well. He also plays a little bit of lead guitar and plays trumpet in the school band.
At age 11, Rylee formed his own band called “The Rylee Lum Band” consisting of Rylee Lum as lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Ron Hadden Jr. on lead guitar and vocals, Jake Cotton bass guitar, and Matt Lum on drums. The Rylee Lum Band has performed in at least 25 shows this past summer.
Rylee has been singing and performing for about two years now and has already accomplished a lot of great things. He continues to work very hard at learning and writing new material. Rylee and his dad have written seven original songs together of which five were recorded on a demo EP. He has been in contact with a Nashville-based producer and studio where he will record three of his original songs and he was pitched one song from the producer to record. Rylee will return to Nashville this year to record a four-song EP. Rylee hopes to one day be blessed in becoming a country music star.