Growing up in the country, playing sports and racing motocross, Ryan first picked up a guitar at the age of 19. Having no prior music experience except accompanying his accordion-playing grandfather throughout southwestern PA, moving his gear around to his gigs. Ryan’s interest in live music began around the age of 17 after attending his first concert and hearing the electric guitar live. That’s when he knew that he wanted to be a guitarist.
He bought his first guitar and amp from his best friend and began the long road of his self-taught resume never taking lessons or having formal training. He started playing in his first band in only six months, learning timing and how to perform with other musicians.
Ryan relocated to Las Vegas, NV in July of 2001 seeking musical opportunities and a change. Over the years he’s gained experience with multiple bands, studio recordings and professional venues. Currently he is pursuing his passion of becoming a Las Vegas entertainer. He has performed with cover acts Singles, Loveshack, 80’s Station and the MJ Live Tribute show, but he is always willing to explore new musical opportunities.