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Christopher Ryan

BIO​​​

Christopher Ryan is a modern folk poet with a love for regional music.  He was born in New York, grew up in Georgia and attended college in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.  As soon as he could Christopher began traveling throughout the American West.  Christopher's music draws on influences from the places he visits, rolling regional sounds into his own brand of obscuracana folk-rock.  Today he calls Colorado home. 

As a multi-instrumentalist Christopher Ryan brings a lot to the stage, creating dynamic soundscapes for his audience.  He pairs the backwoods infused sound of his three string cigar box guitar with the driving rhythm of a kick drum.  He performs songs accompanying his voice with only a hand drum.  And yes, he croons out ballads accompanied by his six string guitar and a nightingale like whistle.  Regardless of the instrumentation, the lyrics and the performance of his songs contain an authenticity that demands to be heard.

Christophers music has been played on radio stations worldwide.  He has performed at venues throughout the United States, at the Rocky Mountain Loopfest and the international One Month Festival.  Additionally, Christopher has been a featured artist on numerous media shows and radio programs.  In 2019 he was one of nine residents selected to study with Grammy Award winner Larry Mitchell at the Atlantic Center for the Arts.

Short BIO​​​

Christopher Ryan is a modern folk poet.  As a multi-instrumentalist he creates unique soundscapes for his audience.  He pairs the backwoods infused sound of his three string cigar box guitar with the driving rhythm of a kick drum.  He performs songs accompanying his voice with only a hand drum.  And yes, he croons out ballads accompanied by his six string guitar and a nightingale like whistle.  Regardless of the instrumentation, the lyrics and the performance of his songs contain an authenticity that demands to be heard.

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Modern

Folk

Poet