Bio

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.

 

 
 

Contact

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Ryan Hutchens
hutchensmusic@gmail.com

Hutchens strums songs for strolling along southern trails, to chorus hymns in the key of confidence. Listen as the acoustics strum the distances between Columbia and Denver where Hutchens voice trails like an express engine trekking away from the hometown of the south to the pointed rocky mountain high peaks.
— Sjimon Gompers, Impose Magazine
Indie and Americana merge beautifully on the latest from the prolific singer-songwriter. His new single “Education” is a gorgeous little amalgam of the candor and haunting tones of Father John Misty and the more country-derived sounds of Americana.
— Adrien Begrand, Pop Matters
…the arrangements are delicate but sweeping, making for a remarkably cohesive collection littered with stunners that rival many of indie folk’s biggest names.
— Jordan Lawrence, Free Times