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On June 12, 2012, singer-songwriter Ryan Humbert released "Sometimes The Game Plays You"—an analog album for a digital age. It’s a from-the-heart Americana pop album with big, modern hooks steeped in the cherished heritage of great American songwriters like Bruce Springsteen, Lucinda Williams, and Bob Dylan. Back home in Akron, Ohio, Humbert is respected as much for his music as he is for his non-profit work with local charities. His dedicated fan base contributed over $15,000 to fund his latest album; $5,000 of which was raised through two private parties at fellow Akronite Chrissie Hynde’s apartment. Humbert’s impressive 150 shows-per-year itinerary has had him opening for such diverse and esteemed artists as Train, Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders), Elvis Costello, Chris Isaak, Third Eye Blind, Matt Nathanson, Pete Yorn, Foreigner, The Zac Brown Band, Josh Ritter, The Gin Blossoms, and Shelby Lynne.