Dan Ryan Guitar Quintet

Dan Ryan, compositions and guitar
Roxanne Wehking, guitar
Shawn Heming, guitar
Michael Busch, guitar
Austin Loman, guitar

Dan Ryan has been a staple in the Baltimore music scene for over a decade. With an ability on the guitar that can adapt to any musical situation, Ryan has contributed his playing, arranging, and producing to countless Baltimore projects. These projects include Super City, Talking Points, Outcalls, Hundred Dollar Girlfriend, Peachface, Ellen Cherry, Wendel Patrick, Theljon Allen, Mary Prankster, Adjective Animal, Micah E. Wood, Kristen Toedtman, Danah Denice, LEAP, and Darius Christian. As a frontman for Super City he has recorded multiple albums as well as toured nationally multiple times. As lead guitarist of BODEGA, he has recorded on the album “Broken Equipment” and embarked on multiple international tours.

Ryan is a prolific composer. In 2014, he and his jazz group, Talking Points, released two albums: "Leonard" was a three-movement suite featuring a jazz quintet, a string quartet, and a brass quartet. Stylistically it moves seamlessly from modern jazz to a style akin to Bartok, and finally into a post-rock world featuring innovative techniques on the guitar and sweeping strings. He recently provided the musical score to the feature-length documentary film, “English Eccentrics: A Life in Textiles,” by Oliver David, a London filmmaker.

His work with Super City earned him WTMD's 2018 "Album of the Year" award, and the gropu recently signed a record deal with Sofaburn records. Ryan is one of the two main writers and producers, along with Greg Wellham.

His group BODEGA's album, "Broken Equipment," has been featured on NME, Pitchfork, Rough Trade, and mentioned by Iggy Pop on BBC6. In 2022, Ryan embarked on a seven-week European tour on the release of "Broken Equipment" and a six-week North American tour, part of which was opening for the legendary band Spoon.

The common thread between all of these projects is an approach of intensity. Ryan adds, no matter the project, an emotional depth and urgency that is immediately noticeable. From his blistering, technical solos in Talking Points to his understated and dark production work in Hundred Dollar Girlfriend, this intensity has brought an extra potency to Baltimore’s incredible music scene.

Showtime: 7 pm ET/6 pm CT/5 pm MT/4 pm PT/11 pm GMT
In-person seats: $20/$10 full-time students with ID
Attendees receive a link to the recording to view for one week.
Advance sales end 1 hr before showtime; tickets can be purchased at the door if any remain.
Streaming Cost is $15
The link will be revealed to live stream participants 15 minutes before the show
and will remain active through June 8

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