Joe Ryan

Joe Ryan

Great Falls, MT

Playing Level

  • Intermediate

Playing Styles and Interests

  • Blues
    Technique and Theory

Professional Status

  • Performer

I work full-time as a solo acoustic guitar player/singer. I play everywhere from ski-resorts and cafe's to baseball fields and rock venues. I am mostly playing covers but am working on my second album and have been working originals into my shows(Blues, Celtic and Percussive Finger-style). I have been playing for 7 years and I quit my day job 3 years ago to pursue music. I have a BA in business and I served honorably in the Marines. I have twin 4 year old daughters and besides them, music is my life. Cheers!

My Guitars & Gear

My basic set-up used to be a Gibson J45TV, Fishman SA220, and a Shure SM57. More recently I have fallen down the electric guitar and resonator bottleneck slide holes, respectively. I've added an American Deluxe Strat, complete with a medium sized pedal board that's been confusing the hell out of me(but I'm having fun), a National Resophonic Resorocket and a handful of slide. Life is good.

My Groups

Playing Guitar

Playing Guitar Group
486 members


Blues Group
260 members


Fingerstyle Group
450 members


Songwriting Group
174 members


Recording Group
107 members

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