Justin Ryan picked up the guitar when he was 12 years old and has been playing and writing music ever since. Growing up in a musical family, and tagging along to his sister’s voice recitals and auditions, Justin took in everything, making him the musician he is today. He grew up listening to classical music, his mother’s vinyl albums, pop, rock, and most anything he could get his hands on.
In 2001 Justin and his band mates formed the four piece acoustic rock band “All Together Spent.” After signing a management deal, the band toured the east coast for about 5 years and were then presented with a unique opportunity to travel the world playing for troops as a part of an Armed Forces Entertainment (AFE) tour.
In 2008 Justin decided to make a move to NYC and while there, he wrote, and self produced and recorded his first solo album “Off Course” which was received well by listeners.
All Together Spent disbanded in 2010 which led to the formation of the Rock Duo, Ryful. Ryful released its first album “High Caliber” in February 2012, which was also produced by Justin Ryan. Some of Justin’s most notable performances have been opening for national acts such as, Better Than Ezra, Scott Wieland (Frontman of STP), Third Eye Blind, and Ed Kowalcyk (Lead Singer of Live). Most recently Justin formed The Justin Ryan Band, a country rock band that showcases Justin’s originals and hand-picked covers.
Justin is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) and has had 10 songs to date that have made the “Ones To Watch” list of NSAI. He makes frequent trips to Nashville to pitch songs to industry publishers.
Justin resides on the Eastern Shore of Maryland with his beautiful wife Annie and their 3 children Carys, Kellen, and Arden.
He plans on releasing a new album “Warm Whiskey Nights” by Fall of 2016.
“I’ve played a lot of high quality guitars, but none of them compare to my Bedell. When you strum one for the first time, it’s very apparent how much time and energy goes into making each one. My Coffeehouse Dreadnaught’s tone is rich, clear and big. Playing my Bedell has given me a new-found inspiration for my next album.” -Justin Ryan