Ryan has been engulfed in music since a very early age. His dad has been a professional instrument builder his whole life so there have always been stringed instruments around to keep him occupied. While he was growing up, Ryan's dad Jim worked as the head of Artist Relations for Gibson Guitars in Nashville, TN so he would tag along to The Grand Ole Opry, The Station Inn, and various Arenas, Nightclubs, and Music Festivals to see some of the worlds finest musicians perform live and interact with them before, during, and after their shows.
Ryan didn't seriously pick up the guitar until he was around 17 and began writing songs shortly after. Through his day job of hand crafting guitars for stars like Alan Jackson, Jimmy Buffett, Luke Bryan, Easton Corbin, Lee Brice, Jerrod Niemann and many more he's developed a love for country music songwriting. In the past few years Ryan has traveled to Nashville a handful of times to co-write on Music Row with some of Country Music's most successful songwriters. While many of his original songs are catchy and clever he strives to improve as both a lyricist and a musician in the future.
Ryan and his band The Rivetbusters have played all over the Midwest including a performance at Country Stampede in Manhattan, KS along with artists like Toby Keith, Zac Brown Band, The Band Perry, and Luke Bryan. They've also had the opportunity to open for legends like Crosby, Stills, & Nash, Ted Nugent, Stxy, and Reo Speedwagon at the Historic Starlight Theater in Kansas City, Mo. His dream is to write songs in Nashville full-time but he's excited about performing his original material at various clubs and festivals throughout the country until that dream becomes a reality.