Is It the 60's All Over Again?
Ryan is a true child of the 60's- (songwriter, performer, artist and poet), from the college protest rallies of the Vietnam War through the Hippie Movement at Haight/Ashbury in San Francisco. He was raised on the Big Band Sounds from his father who was a bandleader in the late 1940's and into the 50's. As a child he studied in the Classics, under a style and artistic expression known as baroque, a seventeenth century form of music which expresses profound improvisation, contrasting effects, and powerful tensions. It helped develop an artistic contrast which often accented a bizarre and often ambiguous imagery in his music compositions later on as an adult. The influence of the Beatles and other British Rock Groups had a profound affect on his artistic musical improv as he started to write compositions at age 14. The transition from Classical form to Rock 'N' Roll was very easy for Ryan and allowed a freedom to express music in both instrumental and lyric format. The 60's were a great time to be young and carried an innocent yet rebellious spirit of what seemed to be limitless possibilities in artistic expression. It has been compared to the new renaissance of the modern age. Like thousands of others during the late 60's and early 70's Ryan took off to Hollywood hitting each and every recording studio and Artist Representative pushing his music. He was successful in getting a demo published through Warner Bros Music and a few collaborations with musical releases for commercials, Barry Manilow, and a musical comedy called 'The Old Time Comedians' with Screen Gems. Ryan started RyanSongs Music in 1976 in association with a Recording Studio under the same name. He is a solo musician and in most cases composes and performs all of the material he records. He has cataloged over 100 songs and 30 published poems called the 'Tales of Tat-ro' through RyanSongs Music.