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".

 

In the four years attending Berklee, Ryan performed his own written music in multiple singer-songwriter showcases, and has also performed on public radio, television, and in local venues with several different groups, ranging in genres from pop and rock to folk and reggae. After having graduated, Ryan continues to record, write and perform in Boston as a solo artist as well as a member in other groups.