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 who nails his subject matter with warmth and understanding."  His melodies have been described as "absolutely magical" and his lyrics have been called "unique and perfectly crafted."  A natural raconteur, Mike is an instant hit with live audiences. A prolific and 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:

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

2015 -- Honorable Mention, Acoustic/Folk Category, 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.

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

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

2018 -- Honorable Mention, Folk/Acoustic & Americana Categories, Mid-Atlantic Song Contest.

Based in Northern Virginia, Mike performs live at venues, festivals, and events 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 These Two Hands is complete and slated for release in 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

  • Jan 16
    Black Squirrel,  Vienna, VA
  • Jan 21
    House Concert with Jaimee Harris, 
  • Feb 18
    Milkboy Art House,  College Park, MD
  • Mar 2
    Gemeny Winery and Vineyards, 



Just announced! Mike won First Place in the Folk/Acoustic category of the UK Songwriting Contest based in London, England.

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Buy Mike's Debut CD

Mike P. Ryan: American Tales