About Ryan

 

 

Ryan Jordan comes from the small town of Clifton Park in upstate New York, and has been building his career as a musician since the age of six. He started as many children do, being pushed into taking piano lessons and to practice everyday. After a few years, he realized that music was what he wanted to build the rest of his life around; he took to polishing his ear training skills, and began learning every song and any song that he could.

 

 

Ryan first picked up a guitar at the age of thirteen, and a year later started writing songs. As both a pianist and a songwriter, he found a natural influence in artists like Billy Joel, Elton John, and Norah Jones. In addition to these artists, Ryan grew up listening to folk artists like David Wilcox and Richard Shindell, and would go on to write his lyrics in a similar raw, honest fashion. In his high school years he performed in local coffeeshops and small venues throughout Saratoga County, and in his senior year he would recruit a group of friends to make his first trip into the studio and record his first songs.

 

After being accepted to his dream school, Berklee College of Music, Ryan would expand his horizons to include ventures of songwriting, production, arranging, and performance. In his junior year, Ryan recorded five songs that he wrote over his first two years of college. These recordings were put together and released as the "Blinded Nights EP". After graduating, Ryan recruited his friends and various studio musicians to record his first full-length record, "The Warmth" - a fusion of folk, blues, bluegrass, and pop influences.

 

There was a transformation after this record, and the folk/blues artist became the funk/soul artist. Ryan teamed up with drummer Kyle Ruggieri, and the duo worked together writing music for a full year. The result was an evolution in Ryan's discography, and produced the latest release - "Split Personality".

 

Ryan continues to record, write and perform throughout the northeast as a solo artist as well as a member in other groups.