“Buckle up, you are about to take a journey. 60s and 70s performers experimented with multiple styles. Joni Mitchell, David Crosby, and James Taylor strode from Folk to Jazz. The Beatles tipped their hats to the 40s while stretching the boundaries into Indian, Blues, and hard-edged Rock. The Rolling Stones turned in classic Rock- and Blues-influenced recordings and eventually even infused Disco into their lexicon.
All the while, a developing Ryan Michael Galloway just couldn’t stop writing songs representing a variety of tastes. At the center of his music is Folk-Jazz, songs with more than three chords, more than simple triads, and a layering of poetically-crafted lyrics that surprisingly read as well as they sing. To that, add a dash of expert bluesy, edgy Rock guitar playing and an occasional touch of Country—even that good ol’ Texas Swing.
The combination is enough to drive the music marketers crazy, but provides you—the listener—with far more than a collection”
"All Dressed Up" Liner Notes
“House concerts and intimate performances provide some of the most challenging situations for musicians, and Ryan Michael Galloway loves these small and quieter venues. “The opportunity to tell stories and perform songs while looking into the eyes of the audience brings an energy level to the experience that simply cannot be recreated in a larger hall,” he says.
"Naked Numbers" captures the essence of the small-venue, with a “mostly-acoustic” approach to the songs. The pace is a bit slower, the delivery more direct—an almost tactile way of engaging in the words and the music. The songs themselves embrace a wide variety of styles; evidence that RMG is first and foremost, a songwriter. While it makes his music difficult to categorize, it gives the listener a joy-ride through Folk, Jazz, Rock and Country influences, more like listening to a radio show than to one artist. An open mind will be rewarded by a breezy journey, with smiles, laughs, and deeper thoughts along the way.”
Naked Numbers Liner Notes
“Ryan Michael Galloway is one of the more diversified and multi-talented musicians the Texas Musicians Museum has had perform at our many music festivals. He is a creative songwriter and has the unique ability to give an old song a new feeling that was not there before. Not only is he an incredible musician, he is also a supporter and board member for the TMM and has made some very special contributions that we cannot thank him for enough. His development of a social network for the TMM using his own resources, financially and creatively, is further proof of his unselfish desire to help not only the TMM, but other musicians. Ryan’s dedication to music, and to the history of it, is a perfect example of a true class act musician that the TMM is very proud to be associated with.”
The Texas Musicians Museum
“...as long as he played, we wish he could have played longer—we were still humming his tunes the next day.”
“Requested often, Ryan plays to the audience and brings with him a great following. He is very talented, his skills are amazing, and it shows each time he performs. You need to check him out. A sure crowd pleaser.””
Lone Star Wine Cellars
“Ryan Michael Galloway performs regularly at our wine tasting room in downtown McKinney, Texas, and his performances are always a great hit with our customers. Time and again he shows up, brings a following, pleases the regulars, and gathers more fans. He involves the audience in his performances, makes sure everyone has a great time, and always puts on a fun show.” He is always prompt, courteous and professional and has a great work ethic.”
Lone Star Wine Cellars and Triple "R" Ranch and Winery