born and raised in Wichita, Kansas. His mother introduced him to
Elvis Presley records before he was able to shape a vowel. He began
playing the violin at age 8. For his twelfth birthday he received
his first electric guitar and practice amp. He sat in front of a
cassette player for the next six years of his life and learned what
he could by ear.
after attending the University of Kansas, he headed off to Nashville
to hone in on the craft of songwriting. A year and a half later
he decided to move to Orange County, CA and make a fresh start.
Since 2000, Ryan has performed with an acoustic guitar, harmonica,
and voice in various coffee houses, poetry venues, and bars. With
the debut of his first full length album titled Child
of Kentucky, Ryan has been excited to share his songs with
anyone who is willing to listen.
7:15 PM Mitten Bldg.
345A N. 5th Street (909) 748-6262