Mike P. Ryan

 Songwriting Awards and Highlights

  • September 2014: Top 5 Finalist/Performer, Connecticut Folk Festival Songwriting Contest, New Haven, Connecticut.

 

  • May 2015:  Finalist/Performer Kerrville Folk Festival “New Folk” Songwriting Competition, Kerrville, Texas.

 

  • January 2016:  Honorable Mention, Acoustic Category, Mid-Atlantic Song Contest,Washington, D.C.

 

  • October 2016 and October 2017:  Performer, Dripping Springs Songwriter’s Festival, Austin, Texas.

 

  • December 2016:  Bronze Medal Winner, American Songwriter Magazine Lyrics Contest, Nashville, Tennessee.

 

  • January 2017:  Gold Medal Winner (1st Place), Folk Rock, Americana, Roots Category, Mid-Atlantic Song Contest,Washington, D.C.

 

  • May 2017:  Top 10 Finalist/Performer, Wildflower Music and Arts Festival Performing Singer/Songwriter Competition, Richardson, Texas.

 

  • November 2017:  Grand Prize Winner (1st Place overall), 2017 Dallas Songwriter’s Association Songwriting Contest, Dallas, Texas.

 

  • December 2017:  1st Place Winner, Acoustic/Folk Category, UK Songwriting Contest, London, England.

 

  • January 2018:  Honorable Mention, Folk/Americana Category and Folk/Acoustic Category Mid-Atlantic Song Contest, Washington, D.C.

 

  • May 2018:  Featured Performer, Tucson Folk Festival andTop 5Finalist, Tucson Folk Association Songwriting Contest, Tucson, Arizona.

 

  • May 2018:  Alternate Finalist, Kerrville Folk Festival “New Folk” Songwriting Competition, Kerrville, Texas.

 

  • August 2018:  Honorable Mention, Folk Category, Smoky Mountain Songwriting Festival Song Contest, Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

 

  • September 2018:  Top 5 Finalist/Performer Connecticut Folk Festival Songwriting Contest, New Haven, Connecticut.

 

  • September 2018:  Official Showcase Performer, Southwest Regional Folk Alliance (SWRFA) Annual Conference, Austin, Texas.

 

  • September 2018:  Silver Award Winner, Music City Song Star Songwriting Contest, Nashville, TN.

 

  • November 2018:  Semi-Formal Showcase Selectee (Alternate) Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) Annual Conference, Stamford, Connecticut.

 

Award Winning Songs

 

Oklahoma Sky                                   

--Finalist, 2014 Connecticut Folk Festival Songwriting Contest

 

What’s It Like                        

--Finalist, 2014 Connecticut Folk Festival Songwriting Contest

 

This Is Sally Ann                    

--Finalist, 2015 Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Competition

--Finalist, 2018 Tucson Folk festival Songwriting Contest

 

Love It Is                                

--Finalist, 2015 Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Competition

 

Sidewalk Romance               

--Hon. Mention, Acoustic Category, 2016 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest

 

Life Beneath the Rust                       

--3rd Place, American Songwriter Magazine Lyrics Contest

--Finalist, 2017 Dallas Songwriter’s Association Songwriting Contest

 

Fais Do Do  (A Cajun Lullaby)           

--1st Place, Americana/Roots Category, 2016 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest

--Finalist, 2016 Wildflower Performing Singer/Songwriter Competition

--Grand Prize (1st Place overall) 2017 Dallas Songwriters’ Assn. Song Contest

--1st Place, Acoustic/Folk Category, UK Songwriting Contest

 

These Two Hands

--Finalist, 2016 Wildflower Performing Singer/Songwriter Competition

--Finalist, 2017 Dallas Songwriter’s Association Song Contest

 

Darkness Falls                                    --

--Finalist, 2017 Dallas Songwriter’s Association Songwriting Contest

--Finalist, 2018 Tucson Folk Festival Songwriting Contest.

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

--Hon. Mention, Folk Category, Smoky Mountain Songwriter Festival Song Contest

--Silver Award, Music City Song Star Song Contest

 

How It Feels                          

--Finalist, 2017 Dallas Songwriter’s Association Songwriting Contest

 

If You Knew Me         

--Finalist, 2018 Tucson Folk Festival Songwriting Contest

--Silver Medal Award, Music City Song Star Songwriting Contest

 

Left Behind                            

--Alternate Finalist, 2018, Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Competition

--Honorable Mention, Acoustic Category, 2018 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest

 

Charlie                                   

--Finalist, 2018 Connecticut Folk Festival Songwriting Contest

--Alternate Finalist, 2018, Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Competition

 

Someone Like Me                 

--Finalist, 2018 Connecticut Folk Festival Songwriting Contest

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

 

Hard Times (Katy’s Song)

--Finalist, 2018 Connecticut Folk Festival Songwriting Contest

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

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

  • Sep 22
    House Concert,  Arlington
     
  • Oct 6
    Barktoberfest Homeless Animal Benefit,  Loudin
     
  • Oct 8
    Brewer's Alley,  Frederick
     
  • Oct 16
    JVs Restaurant,  Falls Church
     
  • Oct 20
    Songwriter Night with Eli Lev,  Silver Spring
     

Latest News

Mike will be performing an Official Showcase at the Southwest Regional Folk Alliance (SWRFA) Annual Conference in Austin, TX on September 28.

Someone Like Me

Video: Left Behind (Live)

Buy Mike's Debut CD

Mike P. Ryan: American Tales