Ryan Humbert is an americana/pop singer-songwriter from Akron/Canton, Ohio. Ryan has played shows with Train, Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders), Elvis Costello, Chris Isaak, Third Eye Blind, Matt Nathanson, Michelle Branch, Pete Yorn, Foreigner, The Zac Brown Band, Josh Ritter, The Gin Blossoms & more. Humbert has played such notable Ohio venues as Blossom Music Center, The House of Blues, The Beachland Ballroom, The Akron Civic Theatre, The Canton Palace Theatre, The Kent Stage, The Tangier, Lock 3 Live and numerous venues big and small.
Ryan has performed for The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, The Canton Cabaret, Chrissie Hynde’s Akron restaurant VegiTerrenean, The US Department of The Interior, The Family of Roy Orbison & more. In 2009 Ryan started a series of fundraising shows. He’s since donated over $15,000 to local charities through these shows.
In 2009, Ryan released “Old Souls, New Shoes,” an independent, fan-funded pop/rock album recorded in Nashville, featuring members of Third Eye Blind, The Counting Crows, The Black Crowes and more.
The Cleveland Free Times claimed "Humbert is a dynamo...eager and rapid-fire...a catalyst for and enthusiastic supporter of the Ohio music scene."
More recently, Humbert signed an exclusive record label deal with Rock Ridge Music out of Newark, NJ to nationally release and promote Ryan’s new album, "Sometimes The Game Plays You," which was released in June 2012. An extensive tour and radio schedule will follow.
The album features musicians who have played with Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Robert Plant, John Mellencamp, Patty Griffin, Lucinda Williams as well as members of his own band. Always thinking outside the box, Ryan hosted a private fundraising concert for the album at the home of The Pretenders lead singer Chrissie Hynde on as well as raised over $10,000 through fan support on the fundraising website Kickstarter.
The song "I Will Find My Own Way" from the new album has been getting heavy play on the Sirius XM channel "The Coffee House." While on a recent promotional tour, Humbert recorded a five-song in-studio performance for The Coffee House at the Sirius XM offices & studios in New York City.
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