From Albuquerque, New Mexico, Ryan embraces the sounds of the Southwest where he grew up. His country songwriting was influenced by country artists from Merle Haggard to Garth Brooks. His sound counters the typical Nashville country sound and is more rooted in the Red Dirt style of Texas Country. Ryan lived in Lubbock, Texas where he attended Texas Tech University and discovered artists such as the Turnpike Troubadours, Josh Abbott, William Clark Green, Jason Boland and many others who have heavily influenced his sound.
Ryan frequently performs at bars, dance halls and breweries across New Mexico. The full band is called Ryan and the Resistors with Stephen Siegrist, Randy Carr, Bud Melvin, and Bill Martinez and Marty Germain. You can catch them live at venues across New Mexico.
Their disdain for "pop country" led them to record songs such as "There's No Truth in Country Music Anymore" available for download on all streaming platforms. They recorded this song at Rio Grande Studios in Albuquerque, This song has aired on Zia Country in Las Cruces, NM and made its way across the world via internet radio.
Ryan writes all of his own music and throws in an occasional cover of song. He recorded his first full album at Rio Grande Studios released in May 2019.