Ryan tends to write and sing the songs that he can relate to most, whether he's lived the subject of the song or seen others live through it, his songs are relatable to a wide array of ages and people, alike. His rich, baritone vocals, paired with authentic songwriting, which reflect his own life experiences, have helped build a strong fan base who enjoys the "what you see is what you get" style of shows and demeanor. Playing 3 or 4 times a week while attending Clemson University, laid the foundation for what Ryan would pursue after graduation; a country music career.
Born and raised in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, and now residing in Nashville, he hit the ground running when he arrived to Tennessee in 2017... befriending and writing with some of Nashville's most respected wordsmiths. He is fortunate enough to have shared the stage with and opened up shows for some of the industries biggest names, such as Marty Stuart, Lauren Alaina, Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Little Texas, John Anderson, and Neal McCoy.
He released his first EP in 2016 "Up on the Drive", followed by his second EP "Heads, i'm yours..." in 2019, which was produced by world renowned studio musician and producer, Ilya Toshinsky. Most recently, Jewel released his 3rd album "Same Bar, Different Town" and first full length album, produced by John Hansbrough, which will slowly start to make it's way onto digital streaming services, starting this fall.
If you can't find Ryan on a stage or writing songs, he's most likely enjoying some of his favorite hobbies.. in the woods or on the water, hunting, fishing, playing golf, hiking, biking, motorcycles, camping, or snowboarding. He is a true definition of the word "country" within country music. Not only does he write and sing country music, but day in and day out, he lives the country lifestyle, which keeps him grounded and within arms reach of his roots.