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Ryan is a Canadian freelance guitarist who has performed and recorded professionally for 25 years.  He holds a Master of Music in Jazz Studies Performance from the University of North Texas. In 2010, Ryan recorded "LAB 09" with the One O'clock Lab Band for which the group received 2 Grammy Nominations.  With the One O'clock, he shared the stage with jazz legends Dave Brubeck, James Carter, Eddie Gomez and George Garzone. 

In the country/rock music world, he has performed and/or recorded Gord Bamford, Dallas Smith, Brett Kissel, Dean Brody, Chad Brownlee, Jojo Mason, Meghan Patrick and many more. He has been nominated 8 times for CCMA “Guitarist of the Year” and has taken home the award twice, in 2012 and 2015.

In November of 2016, Ryan was a featured guitarist on the epic pop recording, Vinyl Hampdin “Red”. The music was composed by 3-time Grammy nominee Steve Wiest and featured band members from the band Chicago, The David Letterman Band and Maynard Ferguson.

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