His first band was formed shortly after his second birthday and was principally staffed by his German accented grandmother, who played the recorder, and an opinionated cat named Stella. Now, 26 years later Ryland has been a working, touring musician for over a decade, playing and recording in multiple genres and traveling from Whistler BC to Montreal QC.
Rylands concise and lyrically driven songwriting is deep beyond his years with an emphasis on storytelling and an increasing awareness that life is always bigger than you think it is. Sometimes politically satirical and often offset with fun loving humor, Rylands wit and social conscience shine through in the well crafted vernacular of a songwriter that has found their voice. Accompanying himself with acoustic and electric guitar, tenor guitar, Harmonica, Piano, mandolin, button accordion and banjo, his multi instrumental approach provides the perfect foil to the words he puts to paper.
Ryland has shared the stage with great acts like Luke Doucet, Captain Tractor, the Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir, John Wort Hannam, C.R. Avery, Reuben and the Dark, Bend Sinester, 100 Mile House, Andrew Allen, Mark Sadlier-Brown, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, The Weber Brothers, Rob Szabo, the United Steelworkers of Montreal, Sean Brewer, Wendy Mcniel, The Deep Dark Woods, Shout Out Out Out Out, and Soulja Fyah.
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