Ryanhood is this month's Artist Spotlight over at Takamine Guitars. We're big fans of the guitar maker, and you can read a wide ranging interview we did with the guitar maker discussing all things acoustic guitar. Check out the full interview here!
We’ve been invited to speak and perform at TEDx Tucson on Sep 21! More than 500 of Tucson’s most impassioned TEDx enthusiasts will come together to immerse in "ideas worth spreading”. It will be an all day event, taking place at the Berger Theater, and you can get more information and tickets here.
Hand drawn by our very own Uncle Cameron, this Ryanhood coloring book is perfect for kids and adults alike. This saddle-stitched (stapled) booklet features 15 unique coloring pages depicting the duo in all of their extra-musical adventures, such as:
- Ryanhood on the moon - Ryanhood riding horses - Ryanhood riding dinosaurs - Ryanhood under the sea - Ryanhood enjoying a jumping castle - Ryanhood planting a garden under the watchful eye of a brachiosaurus - and more!
We're thrilled to be returning to perform at the 2019 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in Hillsdale, NY on Aug 2, 3 and 4th, alongside BoDeans, Stephen Kellogg, and many other amazing acts. Tickets are on sale now!
We are thrilled to be invited to perform at the first annual Opelika Songwriters Festival on May 24-26. We'll be playing alongside Shawn Mullins, Tony Lucca, Dan Navarro, and many more amazing songwriters.
We're proud to announce that we're officially a part of the Takamine Guitar family. What an honor to be in the company of so many of our heroes. Come on out to one of our a live shows and you'll see/hear us rocking out with our Takamine P7DC and EF341SC guitars.
We're thrilled to be opening up for Kevin Griffin at his upcoming City Winery shows in New York City, Washington DC, and Atlanta. Kevin is the frontman for the band Better Than Ezra, and has penned countless hits for other artists as well. But on top of all of that, he's one of the most-fun artists we've ever had the pleasure of playing with (we had the honor for opening up for him in Denver in 2016). Check the shows page for details and ticket links!
We are Official Showcase Artists at the 2018 FAR-West (Folk Alliance Region West) Conference in Woodland Hills, CA. We will also be playing a few late night 'guerilla' showcases as well. Hope to see some old friends at the conference, and look forward to meeting new ones!
With our previous album, Start Somewhere, we found that listening to a whole album while reading the lyrics was actually a wonderful way to experience a record. So following in those footsteps, we're proud to present the long form YouTube video for Yearbook.
We're hitting the road again this August, including a stop at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (where we were voted 'Most Wanted Act'last year!) Full details on all of the performances at ryanhood.com/shows.
We're honored to officially partner with D'Addario, whose guitar strings we've used for many many years. We grew up seeing our favorite guitarists in posters and magazine ads for D'Addario strings, and now, to become official D'Addario artists ourselves is somewhat surreal. For those who are curious, Ryan plays EXP12s on his guitar and EXP75s on his mandolin, while Cameron uses EJ17s on his guitar and EJ88Ts on his ukulele.
We're honored to be featured in the Sep 2018 issue of Acoustic Guitar Magazine. The article explores the ways in which acoustic duos approach composing and arranging for two guitars. Here's a short snippet from the article:
“If you’re playing a second guitar part, a good question to ask is, will it be missed if it’s not there?” says Green. “You know you’ve come up with something good, something essential, when a song begins to hinge on your contribution, your additional voicings.”
We are honored to have been named "Discovery of the Year" by WFUV's John Platt, who described us as "Two totally talented guys from Arizona, with fabulous harmonies and awesome musical chops." Thanks John!
We're thrilled to be making a trip Down Under for the first time to play an exclusive set at Australia's award-winning National Folk Festival. A five-day celebration of music, song and dance plus circus, spoken word and film, it's held in an idyllic village setting with roving entertainers, street circus, and stages of all sizes. We'll be accompanied by more than 200 international and national acts such as Greek legends Chrysoula K. & Púrpura, Serbia and the UK’s Faith i Branko and British contemporary bluegrass quintet Flats and Sharps. You can find tickets and more info via the festival’s website.