"It's good to hear someone who doesn't play Robert Johnson note for note. That boy's got a soul of his own!" - Dave VanRonk
"Some Muddy Waters and even a little Bob Dylan creep into the shadows of Ryan's compositions, but he has definitely hammered out his own country blues style. His lyrics are simple and follow him up and down the coast, and in and out of relationships. His guitar carries his songs as he glides back and forth from picking to sliding.
Onstage, Ryan is both expressive and incredibly admirable of his art. He and his Delta Mystics use blues as a home base while wandering in and out of ragtime and folk. They don't (sing) songs about their women leavin', or tippin the bottle until it 's empty. They makes blues you can wiggle to."
(WOW Hall Notes)...
Walker T Ryan plays high energy acoustic guitar and sings the blues. He's a fingerpicker who plays straight-ahead acoustic blues, roots music and slide guitar in the manner of the old blues masters. But Walker is no museum piece. His music are alive with joy, pain, risk, invention, and improvisation. Solo, or with his band, "The Delta Mystics" Walker brings a unique voice to the blues
"Underdog American Music" is Walker T Ryan's first album on the Vipertoons Label. It features 10 of his original blues based compositions and 4 classic old blues as well.