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.
  • November 2018:  Two Songs selected for inclusion in the Top 20 Songs of the Year by the Texas Troubadour Songwriting Festival, Dallas, Texas.

 

Award Winning Songs

Oklahoma Sky                                   

--Finalist, 2014 Connecticut Folk Festival Songwriting Contest

--Selected for inclusion in the Top 20 Songs of the Year by the Texas Troubadour Songwriting Festival

What’s It Like                        

--Finalist, 2014 Connecticut Folk Festival Songwriting Contes

This Is Sally Ann                    

--Finalist, 2015 Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Competition

--Finalist, 2018 Tucson Folk festival Songwriting Contes

Love It Is                                

--Finalist, 2015 Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Competition

Sidewalk Romance               

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

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

--Finalist, Passport to Nashville Songwriting Contest

--Selected for Official Showcase Performance, Southwest Regional Folk Alliance (SWRFA) 2018 Annual Conference

These Two Hands

--Finalist, 2016 Wildflower Performing Singer/Songwriter Competition

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

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.

--Selected for inclusion in the Top 20 Songs of the Year by the 2018 Texas Troubadour Songwriting Festival.

--Selected for Official Showcase Performance, Southwest Regional Folk Alliance (SWRFA) 2018 Annual Conference

Charlie                                   

--Finalist, 2018 Connecticut Folk Festival Songwriting Contest

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

Someone Like Me                 

--Finalist, 2018 Connecticut Folk Festival Songwriting Contest

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

--Selected for Official Showcase Performance, Southwest Regional Folk Alliance (SWRFA) 2018 Annual Conference

Hard Times (Katy’s Song)

--Finalist, 2018 Connecticut Folk Festival Songwriting Contest

 

Social Media

http://www.instagram/mike_p_ryan_music 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

  • Oct 20
    Songwriter Night with Eli Lev,  Silver Spring
     
  • Oct 29
    Teavolve,  Baltimore
     
  • Nov 17
    CD Release Show at Epicure,  Fairfax
     
  • Jan 27
    Acoustic Guitar Project Show,  College Park
     

CD RELEASE SHOW

Don't miss Mike's CD Release Show for his new album: At Home in the Darkness, Saturday November 17th from 7-10 pm at Epicure Cafe in Fairfax, VA.

Join Mike's E-Mail List

Join the email list!