Hey friends, I'm Ryan. I sing, play sax, oboe, tin whistle, and have occasionally been known to rock a kazoo. Ok, well that last part isn't true but everything else is. I'm both a freelance musician (if you're a band and want to add a little flavor to the standard mix, give me a ring) as well as an artist.
This Christmas, I'll be releasing my new Christmas album called, "A Christmas Muse". I really hope you buy it, but more importantly, I hope you're blessed by it. Music is, I believe, the most direct form of communication we have available to us; it transcends words, and is capable of evoking emotions and feelings that are simply inexplicable in human terms. I hope that this album conjures up memories--as well as the feelings associated with them--of waking up to the smell of hot cocoa and maple sausage on Christmas morning, your heart pounding with the anticipation of what will be under that prickly green tree.
More than that, I pray that it reminds you of the One who gave us that first Christmas gift, a gift not found under a spray-painted tree, but rather under the watchful eyes of the lambs, goats, and cows that witnessed its introduction to this world. May you observe these ancient memories with the eyes of a child, remembering the day when a ray of light shot through the darkness, and life was restored to a dry, cold, and dead world.