Our loss is live music’s gain. For the next several weeks, our multimedia guru Ryan Richter (who you’ve probably talked to if you’ve called us up over the last year, as he’s usually the first to answer the phone) is on the road playing guitar for the Belle Brigade. The Belle Brigade are fronted by brother-sister duo Ethan and Barbara Gruska. They sound a bit like an updated Fleetwood Mac, which I guess makes Ryan their temporary Lindsey Buckingham. They start their tour this Saturday, October 1 on the Porch Stage at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in San Francisco. The tour ends November 17, 2011 in Los Angeles. A huge congrats to Ryan on this much deserved gig. Be sure to say hello to him if you catch the band in your town.