Since we've missed getting to tour and perform for you in person this year, we wanted to surprise you with the next best thing—A Winter's Evening With Ryanhood (Live at Hotel Congress)— a fan-only live album recorded in front of a sold-out audience in Tucson, AZ on December 4th, 2021. Listen in your car, with your family, or as you make your way through the coldest snow. (Available as a free download or pay what you want).
We wish you sleigh rides and silent nights this holiday season!
Hey Everyone! Today marks the 20th anniversary of Ryanhood!
In 2001, we played our first show together. And over the next 20 years, 8 albums, and 1000+ shows, we’ve been trying to “make our lives a song” worth singing. And you’ve been listening.
To celebrate, we now present to you SKETCHES vol 1, a new album of rarities and unreleased songs!
It’s half Ryanhood songs you’ve NEVER heard before, and half Ryanhood songs AS you’ve never heard them before. It’s our way of saying thanks, and inviting you more deeply into our creative community.
SKETCHES vol 1 is exclusively available to anyone who joins our Patreon during our anniversary month of August. So if you’ve been thinking about checking out the tons of amazing things we’re doing on our Patreon, now is THE time!
We’ve just completely revamped and relaunched our Patreon with all new features including:
An “All-Request Ryanhood Livestream Concert” every month!
A “Ryanhood Patreon Open Mic” once a month (a chance for YOU to play for US and the rest of the Ryanhood community!)
A new instrumental from Ryan every week!
A lyrical or philosophical post from Cameron every other week!
Our “Cover Song of the Month” voted on by you!
Stories Behind the Songs, Ryanhood Sheet Music, Song Premieres, and so much more.
Since we’re still extremely limited on our ability to tour due to the pandemic, we could really use your support! We’re making Patreon THE place for you to experience all the fun & community of being a Ryanhood fan. So come give it a try for a month (or a year!)—we think you’re going to love it.
Yours Troubadourly, Ryan and Cameron Ryanhood
PS… SKETCHES vol 1 is available only until 11:59pm on August 31! Until then, you can get it as a download, a physical CD, or even get your name printed inside the artwork. Come see!
We're happy to announce that we'll be performing at the 2021 Black Bear Americana Music Festival in Goshen, CT on October 9th, along with other great New England artists including Ellis Paul and Adam Ezra. Can't wait!
Join us this Saturday, April 17th for a very special livestream of our concert at the MSA Annex in Tucson, AZ. We'll be joined by a string quartet, and performing songs from the new album Under the Leaves, as well as old favorites. You can watch it here.
We're thrilled to be joining Alanis Morissette, Ben Folds, Sara Bareilles and more in supporting mental health in the music industry. Tune in for Set Break on April 10th for a day packed with live music, important messages, and wellness experiences to support Backline.
Nashville Lifestyles Magazine named "Under the Leaves" one of it's four picks for April, 2021(alongside releases from Eric Church, Parker Milsap, and Amy Speace.)
"Acoustic fusion aces Ryanhood offer an all-natural shot in the arm with Under the Leaves... mixing bluegrass speed, jam-ready melodies, and pop-rocking forward momentum, two guys with guitars challenge decades of easy-listening 'rules.'" Read the feature here.
Check out this great interview with Jason M. Burns at Trunk Space. We talked about the benefits of being a duo, how we channel our creative energy when we can't tour, and whether there is such a thing as a "creative soul-mate". Here's a link to the full interview.
Our new single "The Fight", from our upcoming album Under the Leaves, was just named a semi-finalist in the 2020 International Songwriting Competition. The song draws inspiration from the likes of French historian René Girard and Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek, Martin Luther King, Jr., and even Psalm 46, and we're honored to have it recognized! If you haven't heard the song yet, check it out here.
“...My Uncle Phil got all the wires set up, and began dubbing one song at a time directly from the turntable to the cassette deck. You could hear the tell-tale needle drop, the crackle, and those incredible musical colors that lifted themselves up from the grooves. ‘Dear Prudence’ and ‘I’ve Just Seen a Face’ were on there. So were ‘And Your Bird Can Sing,’ ‘I’m Only Sleeping,’ ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’ and a few others. . . . For the next year or two, my dad and I drove around listening and re-listening to that tape-from-vinyl, dissecting the songwriting, making up harmonies, and discussing exactly which clues were most convincing that Paul was indeed ‘dead.’”
In preparation for our first ever vinyl release, read the full essay on Cameron's relationship with vinyl at The Vinyl District
Our new album, Under The Leaves, performed under the stars. You can sit with your pod of beloved folks at a 2-top or a 4-top table, tables are far apart, overall capacity is kept to 100 people per show, and it’s outdoors under the spring stars in Tucson. Only 100 tickets are available for each of these special intimate shows, so if this sounds like it might be for you, grab a table right now before they sell out!
“'The Fight' tackles the clash between morality and ideology with a brainy intellectualism not often seen in a pop song...Intricate and challenging, Ryan’s acoustic guitarwork creates a steady and solid foundation for Cameron’s lyrics to shine." Read the full article here.
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