Oklahoma-born Singer/Songwriter Mike P. Ryan writes and performs heartfelt songs about the emotions and experiences of everyday people. An award-winning songwriter with a keen eye for detail Mike’s debut CD “American Tales” has been described as “the work of a consummate storyteller who nails his subject matter with warmth and understanding.”

Mike’s songs have received awards and recognition in The Connecticut Folk Festival Songwriting Contest, The Mid-Atlantic Songwriting Contest, The Dripping Springs Songwriter’s Festival, and The Dallas Songwriter's Association Song Contest, The UK Songwriting Contest, and the Tucson Folk Festival Song Contest. Mike has been a finalist in the Kerrville Folk Festival's New Folk Songwriting Competition, and the Wildflower Music and Arts Festival Performing Singer/Songwriter Contest. 

An engaging live performer and a natural raconteur Mike is an instant hit with live audiences. He performs regularly at venues nationwide and has opened for national touring acts including Shawn Watkins of Nickel Creek. Particuarly popular with folk audiences, Mike has been a featured performer at The Connecticut Folk Festival, The Dripping Springs Songwriter Festival, and The Tucson Folk Festival.

Mike is the Artist in Residence at the NOVA Musician’s Workshop and founder of The NOVA Songwriter’s Workshop.  He teaches songwriting at the Songwriter’s Association of Washington’s Songwriter’s Toolbox and is a graduate of week-long Songwriting seminar taught by songwriting legends Steve Earle and Shawn Colvin.  A combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, Mike serves as a volunteer musician for Musicians On Call, a nationwide organization that brings live music to the bedsides of seriously ill hospital patients including wounded warriors at Walter Reed Military Hospital in Washington D.C.. 



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

  • Jun 25
    Epicure Cafe,  Fairfax
  • Jun 29
    Gemeny Winery,  Brandywine
  • Jul 7
    Purcellville Farmer's Market,  Percellville
  • Jul 14
    Edith May's Paradise Listening Room w/Kipyn Martin,  Jessup
  • Aug 7
    JVs Restaurant,  Falls Church

Latest News

Just announced! Mike will be performing at the Smoky Mountain Songwriter Festival in Gatlinburg, TN in August. Details to follow!

Someone Like Me

Video: Left Behind (Live)

Buy Mike's Debut CD

Mike P. Ryan: American Tales