Multi-instrumentalist and sound engineer Ryan Tilby spent nine years on the road with Ryan Shupe & the RubberBand, who were signed to Capitol Records Nashville. He is a state champion on the banjo, guitar, and mandolin. He is also currently the president of the Southern Utah Songwriters Association. In addition to managing Spiral Studios, he stays busy as a session musician for all kinds of artists around the West, having recorded in every major studio in Utah. Tilby has played venues around the world and recorded on hundreds of projects. He studied jazz guitar at Utah State University and has three solo albums distributed through Stone Angel Music.
"Ryan Tilby's tender approach is beautiful and reverent. His love for the Savior is elegantly expressed. Guitar Hymns is a wonderful contribution to our culture." -Paul Cardall - Stone Angel Music (Jan 14, 2009)
"It's tough, sometimes, for audiences to hear the worship--the hallelujah--in hearing Tilby play something like 'dueling banjos.' It's all there, of course, but sometimes tough for audiences to suss out. On Guitar Hymns, though, Tilby brings it all right down where audiences can get to it. The result is the sincerest, most mature and worshipful album of hymn music I've heard in a long time." -Sam Payne (Mar 22, 2009)