SEEKINGVocalist, Vocalist - Soprano, Acoustic Guitar, Violin, Keyboard, Other, Mandolin, Vocalist - Alto.
I'm a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and vocalist. I'm interested in opportunities to write and perform original music with others. I am also interested in an acoustic duo / trio cover music for venues where full band isn't appropriate. I'm also happy to run sound for your bar band. I'm a laid back guy and I like to keep things low drama. You can reach me sean_dot_ryder_dot_music_at_g_mail_dot_com
I play guitar and sing male vocals in the modern country cover band Backyard Swagger (2014–present). This is full on party music. We play bars, music halls, festivals, private parties, weddings, you name it. Check us out at backyardswagger_dot_com.
I also write songs, sing, and play guitar in the acoustic duo Smith & Ryder (2013-present -- currently on extended hiatus). Americana, singer-songwriter, country, folk type music. We play breweries, listening rooms, coffee shops, farmer's markets, etc. We perform a mix of our original music and covers featuring our favorite songwriters.
I perform solo too. Check out my webpage for more information seanrydermusic_dot_com
Additional Band Friendly Skills:
Full digital PA with mains (EV ELX), subs (EV ELX), and monitors (Alto)
Graphic Design (logos, posters)
Web Design / Social Media
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Jun 18 2012
- Active within 2 weeks
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
- Most available:
Acoustic folk / Americana: Gillian Welch, The Civil Wars, The Milk Carton Kids, Willy Tea Taylor, Willie Watson, Jason Isbell, Amanda Shires, Sara Jarosz.
Old Country: Hank Williams, Willie Nelson, Jimmie Rodgers, Conway Twitty, George Jones, Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell
New Country: The Band Perry, Carrie Underwood, Kacey Musgraves, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Gretchen Wilson, Zac Brown Band
Lots of other stuff too: Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd, Alice in Chains, Eddie Vedder, R.L. Burnside, Neko Case, Radiohead, Iron Maiden, Tom Petty, Prince, AC/DC, etc.
- Vocalist - Tenor:
- Rhythm Guitar:
- Acoustic Guitar:
- Background Singer:
- Lead Guitar:
- Bass Guitar:
Electric--Fender, Gretsch, Epiphone, and Eastwood
Acoustic--Martin, Eastman, Blueridge, Recording King, Goldtone
Banjos--Deering, Gold Tone
Cigar Box Guitars--home made
Fender Blues Jr, Mustang III, Frontman 212R
Orange Microterror with JC 112 cab
Peavey Max 115 300W Bass amp
Avid Eleven Rack
Pedals and more pedals.
Mixers--Behringer XR18 (x2), Behringer XR12, Peavey PV14, Behringer XR12
Speakers--EV, Alto, Fishman SoloAmp
Fully functioning home recording studio with lots of condenser mics, mutlitrack recording capability, drum kit, and plenty of software plugins.
I Need You To Turn To (Cover / I'm playing guitar)
I Need You To Turn To (Cover / I'm playing guitar) Album: Cover Song Genre: Rock
Promise to Try (Cover / I'm singing and playing guitar)
Promise to Try (Cover / I'm singing and playing guitar) Year: 2017 Genre: Acoustic
Fastest Girl (Cover / I'm playing guitar)
Fastest Girl (Cover / I'm playing guitar) Year: 2016 Genre: Country
Folsom Prison (Cover / I'm playing guitar)
Folsom Prison (Cover / I'm playing guitar) Genre: Country
Little White Church (Cover / I'm playing guitar)
Little White Church (Cover / I'm playing guitar) Year: 2016 Genre: Country
Small Town Blue (Original / I'm singing, playing acoustic, electric, and bass guitar)
Small Town Blue (Original / I'm singing, playing acoustic, electric, and bass guitar) Track number: 5 Year: 2015 Album: In Pieces Genre: Americana
Smith and Ryder I wrote the song and played electric guitar, bass, acoustic guitar, and sang lead vocals. Miriam Smith provided violin and harmony vocals. I recorded the song in my home studio.
Saint Louis (Original / I'm singing and playing guitar)
Saint Louis (Original / I'm singing and playing guitar) Track number: 1 Year: 2017 Album: NA Genre: Americana
Inspired by a poem written by Victor Infante (Worcester Telegram and Gazette).
Turkey Party II... Thanksgiving Eve.
Original Music, Listening Room, co-bill with Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards
The Folk Revival Radio Show appearance with Nick Noble, WICN, 91.3 FM.
Guest Singer on two songs for Exile on Main Street Tribute Halloween Show hosted by Boogie Chillin'
Hired for a private show.
Summer Concert Series