Oklahoma-born Singer/Songwriter Mike P. Ryan writes heartfelt songs about the emotions and experiences of everyday people. Mike's music has been called  “the work of a consummate storyteller" with "absolutely magical melodies" and "perfectly crafted lyrics"  A natural raconteur, Mike is an instant hit with live audiences. A highly-respected songwriter, he has won numerous awards in national and international songwriting competitions and has been selected to perform at music and songwriting festivals nationwide. Recent highlights include:

2014 -- Finalist/Performer, Connecticut Folk Festival Songwriting Contest.

2015 -- Hon. Mention, Acoustic Category, Mid-Atlantic Song Contest.

2015 -- Finalist/Performer, Kerrville Folk Festival "New Folk."

2016 -- 3rd Place Winner, American Songwriter Magazine Lyrics Contest.

2016 -- Selectee/Performer, Dripping Springs Songwriter Festival.

2016 -- First Place Winner/Gold Medal Award, Mid-Atlantic Song Contest.

2017 -- Finalist/Performer, Wildflower Singer/Songwriter Competition.

2017 -- Selectee/Performer, Dripping Springs Songwriter Festival.

2017 -- First Place/Grand Prize  Dallas Songwriter's Assn. Song Contest.

2017 -- First Place Folk/Acoustic Category, UK Songwriting Contest.

2018 -- Hon. Mention, Acoustic Category, Mid-Atlantic Song Contest.

2018 -- Performer Tucson Folk Festival.

2018 -- Finalist, Tucson Folk Festival Songwriting Contest.

Based in Northern Virginia, Mike performs live at venues nationwide. A combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan he volunteers with Musicians On Call, an organization that brings live music to the bedsides of hospital patients including wounded service members. Mike's first CD American Tales was released in 2015. His follow-up effort Left Behind is complete and slated for release in May of 2018.



Social Media

YouTube -- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-6GK1JtpDYn2jytekMVLtA Twitter -- https://twitter.com/MikePRyanMusic Facebook -- https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mike-P-Ryan/101679176611260 CD Baby -- http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/mikepryan

Upcoming Live Shows

  • Apr 8
    Takoma Radio,  Takoma Park
  • Apr 8
    Farewell Scott Thorn,  Vienna, VA
  • Apr 26
    Bump n Grind,  Silver Spring
  • May 6
    Tucson Folk Festival,  Tucson
  • May 12
    Takoma Porch Festival,  Takoma Park, MD

Latest News

Just announced! Mike will be performing May 7th at the 2018 Tucson Folk Festival.

Video: Life Beneath the Rust (Live)

Video: Left Behind (Live)

Buy Mike's Debut CD

Mike P. Ryan: American Tales