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 main stage rig consists of a True Vintage Gibson J45 w/ L.R. Baggs Anthem pickup, Laboga cables, Fishman SA220, and either a Shure SM57 for loud rooms or an Audio Technica AT2010 for more quiet gigs. I also own a '67 Gibson Nylon, a '95 Santa Cruz TR Pro, Elloree dreadnought and octave mandolin, Guild Dobro, and a Fishman Artists Loudbox for practice.

My Groups

Playing Guitar

Playing Guitar Group
390 members


Blues Group
193 members


Fingerstyle Group
357 members


Songwriting Group
147 members


Recording Group
88 members