Oklahoma-born Singer/Songwriter Mike P. Ryan writes and performs heartfelt songs about the emotions and experiences of everyday people. An award-winning songwriter and a natural raconteur, Mike engages and entertains audiences wherever he goes. 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 has received awards and recognition in a number of nationally-recognized Songwriting competitions. A sample of his recent accomplishments include:

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

2015 -- Honorable Mention, Mid-Atlantic Song Contest.

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

2015 -- Performer/Contributing Songwriter, The Acoustic Guitar Project.

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 Performing Singer/Songwriter Competition.

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

Based in Northern Virginia, Mike performs live in Virginia, Maryland, Washington D.C., and throughout the Mid-Atlantic area. A combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan Mike volunteers with Musicians On Call, a nationwide non-profit that brings live music to the bedsides of seriously ill hospital patients including wounded Soldiers at Walter Reed National Military Hospital. 



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

  • Nov 25
    Gaithersburg Farmer's Market,  Gaithersburg
  • Dec 2
    The Acoustic Guitar Project Show,  Silver Spring
  • Jan 16
    Black Squirrel,  Vienna, VA
  • Jan 21
    Songwriter Showcase w/Jaimee Harris, 



Mike was selected to perform at the 2017 Dripping Springs Songwriter Festival October 20-22 in Dripping Springs, TX.

HD Video - 66 East

Buy Mike's Debut CD

Mike P. Ryan: American Tales