People In The Midwest is the debut solo album from local scene leading man Ryan Groff, frontman for regionally-acclaimed epic rock act Elsinore. Joyful, transcendent songstories with a spiritual bent, some sporting a sweet seventies soft-rock vibe, others exploring a more current experimental pop idealism. Ryan’s songwriting runs a bit more expansive than your normal human being. He lets the instrumentation simmer somewhere between restrained and minimalist and puts front and center a voice (what a voice!) that recalls icons like Jeff Buckley, Nick Drake and Elliott Smith (and Thom Yorke and Freddie Mercury and Morrissey).