“Look out world, `cause here they come. Step up onto your stars, boys!”
- Dian Francesca, Union Hall Coffee House, Carlisle, MA
Inspired by the 1930’s Gypsy Jazz of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli and contemporary gypsy masters as well, They Might Be Gypsies plays high energy, uplifting music with tremendous passion. At the core, the group is comprised of father and son duo Greg and Aidan Ryan, but they can also be seen performing as a full band.
“Simultaneously cool and on fire, Greg and Aidan Ryan blaze through Gypsy jazz guitar duos with hellbending energy and musicality and an ease and joy that lets the rest of us sit back , gape and grin. We love sharing the stage with them.” - Rani Arbo
A Gypsy at heart, Greg grew up traveling and playing music. He picked up the guitar at a young age, performing with his mother’s bluegrass band and later enjoyed sitting in with his stepfather’s South American folk group. Greg loves all kinds of music and draws inspiration from many genres. He is a passionate and energetic performer.
“…a wonderful guitarist – see him live!” Willy Porter
Aidan is just fourteen years old but you wouldn’t know it by listening to him. He has been playing the guitar since he was four and performing for audiences since he was six. He has already recorded two CDs of original music. Aidan is a fabulous guitarist and a truly gifted musician.
They Might Be Gypsies has just released their self-titled debut CD. They are now booking performances to promote the new album. Featured on the CD are guest musicians Scott Kessel and Anand Nayak from the band Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem, as well as Doug Ryan and Greg’s other son, Casey.
“Might be gypsies indeed: these were gypsies incarnate with expertise reminiscent of The Gipsy Kings...highly recommended” - R Pattee, Valley Reporter, Waitsfield, VT