I am a sophmore in high school, my real name is Matthew, Ryan is my middle name. I am a self taught guitarist (acoustic and electric), I write, sing and record my songs at home on my Apple. I tried being in a couple of bands but they didn't work out (personality issues, I wasn't quite into some of their personal choices.) Some of the music that influenced me ... Augustana, Ari Hest, Billy Pilgrim, Matt Nathanson, Nirvana, Oasis, and The Killers, just to name a few, however, I enjoy a variety of music. One of my self penned tunes, 'Back Seat of My Mind', hit the local radio station, and I perform live acoustic shows.