Born and raised on a ranch outside Missoula, Montana, Ryan's first audience were mountains, rivers and cattle. When he was old enough to play electric guitar the cattle spooked and ran and the mountains seemed ambivalent so Ryan headed towards the bright lights.
Today, Ryan is a respected name in the Colorado music scene. For the last 10 years he's cut his teeth as lead guitarist for award winning Colorado bands and singer/songwriters. Doing so lead him to being direct support opening for such diverse acts as Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic.
A Lick and a Promise, his sophomore album, was recorded in Nashville at the studio of Troy Lucketta of Tesla with producers and session players who have recorded and toured with both Taylor Swift and Brad Paisley.
Ryan continues to gain new fans and praise as he performs at festivals and venues across the Midwest. This album is stated to be his best work to date and the perfect next step as a rising songwriter seeking to find the sound that will define him. These days the cattle don't run, they moo in harmony and buck in circles.