SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Soprano, Acoustic Guitar, Violin, Other, Mandolin, Vocalist - Alto.

ABOUT

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 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

Experience:
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:
Graphic Design (logos, posters)
Web Design / Social Media
Instrument repair
Demo recording

Screen name:
seanrydermusic
Member since:
Jun 18 2012
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

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, 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.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Advanced
Vocalist - Tenor:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Moderate
Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Banjo:
Moderate
Mandolin:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Gigging equipment

Guitars:
Electric--Fender, Gretsch, Epiphone, and Eastwood
Acoustic--Martin, Taylor, Blueridge, Recording King, Goldtone
Bass--Gretsch, SUB

Folk Instruments:
Banjos--Deering, Gold Tone
Mandolin--Breedlove
Ukuleles--Kala, Ibanez
Cigar Box Guitars--home made

Amps:
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.

PA:
Mixers--Peavey PV14, Behringer XR12, Behringer XR18
Speakers--EV, Alto, Fishman SoloAmp
Microphones--Sennheiser, Shure

Recording:
Fully functioning home recording studio with lots of condenser mics, mutlitrack recording capability, drum kit, and plenty of software plugins.

MUSIC

CALENDAR

Past Events

Solo Acoustic!

Country Rock!

Solo acoustic!

Country Rock

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.

Country Rock!

Guest Singer on two songs for Exile on Main Street Tribute Halloween Show hosted by Boogie Chillin'

Hired for a private show.

Country Rock!

Acoustic Duo!

Solo acoustic!

Country Rock!

Country Rock!

Acoustic Duo!

Country Rock!

Country Rock!

Solo Acoustic!

Country Rock

Summer Concert Series

Country Rock!

Brentwood, NH

Solo Acoustic!

Country Rock!