Singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ryan Hutchens tours the US performing his unique solo acoustic shows influenced by a blend of American folk, bluegrass, and gospel. He has been on the road since the fall of 2013, performing more than one thousand solo acoustic sets in clubs, breweries, bars, restaurants, and coffee houses across the United States. His shows draw from his own discography as well as an extensive list of Americana covers and select tracks from his favorite classic and contemporary songwriters. As David Stringer (writer and editor at Scene SC) puts it, Ryan “..falls somewhere between intelligible Bon Iver and early, less rock oriented Band Of Horses.” Hutchens stays on the move with his live show, travelling the country with a guitar, harmonicas, and a suitcase full of merchandise. The necessity of travelling and performing solo has informed the development of Ryan’s singer songwriter style.
Ryan released his first album, entitled Collection, in September 2016. Jordan Lawrence, writer for Free Times in Columbia SC called the arrangements “delicate but sweeping, making for a remarkably cohesive collection littered with stunners that rival many of indie folk’s biggest names.” Hutchens released his second album, The Last Ten Years, in October 2017. Five years after beginning his never ending tour, he looks forward to continuing to create new music and to bringing his live performances to people around the world.