I take note of all the music I feel inspired by and want to learn as well as the music that has been requested of me when I’m out gigging. Then, every few months – BOOM I research chords, make adjustments by ear, arrange lyrics, analyze playability and have days like this where I print out 25-35 new songs, sort, collate, 3-hole punch and start the process of getting the to a performance level. Don’t take my word for it (remember Reading Rainbow? :-), watch/listen here:
Let me know about the kind of music you would like to hear at your gig and see if I already play any of your favorites by checking out my Song List
I was fortunate enough to be asked to gather a TRIO out of some of my musician friends for an event this SPRING season. That is why I have included a TRIO as a service here: DUO & TRIO
Now I can SHOW you what it may look like for a TRIO to play at YOUR event. Take a minute and check out the video of our TRIO performance here. While your at it, if you are interested in keeping up with any video content on my Youtube page (where this video is located) make sure to ‘like’ the video, ‘subscribe,’ and select the ‘bell’ icon to be notified of any new video content when its made available
I am happy to continue playing in concert with other musicians as more of a band. It really depends on what you are looking for and your budget. If you have any questions or would like to book me in any capacity make sure to ‘Get In Touch‘
Hope you enjoy the video!
Here is my new highlight video for he 2018 season! (Covers only) Here’s to a great 2018 season of Weddings, Parties, New Friendships, and Fun! 🥂 Get In Touch
If ORIGINAL MUSIC is more of your jam, ‘join the tribe‘ (above) and you will be the first to have access to all original content and much more! There is a lot that is in the works that I am really excited about. I’d appreciate all the support I can get! I’ve been spending 50+ hours and counting on each song and bootstrapping to make ORIGINALS the cornerstone of what I do here.
Right now, I’m honing my recording skills and hopefully will become more efficient/prolific in the near future. Bare with me and join me on this journey. Stronger together a tribe is —JOIN—
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I’m excited to tell you that I’ve started a new project and am very very excited about it. I’ve been pulling resources and gathering equipment to do home recordings, Music Videos and possibly some music vlogging. If you would like join my tribe you will be just that, my tribe. You will be the first to see all creative projects, will receive exclusive offers and all sorts of special stuff as we strengthen the fabric of our creative tribe.
This song “Loch Lomond” is the first recording.
Loch Lomond is a favorite of mine from the time when I went over to visit my grandparents and explore the beautiful country of Scotland. I really fell in love with the people, their accents, the land, the scotch, and especially the music. 1/2 of the photos in the video were taken by me and the ones that weren’t I was fortunate enough to BE at all those places. Just not fortunate enough to take pictures that are quite as good.
I know its St. Patricks day, this is a Celtic masterpiece so, enjoy!
This is a celebration for a wedding that happened the day before. I was lucky enough to be asked to play with a musician friend of mine. If you would like to catch the music from the wedding and cocktail hour the day before check that out here:
Feel free to jump around to hear your favorite songs
If you haven’t already, like the videos you like, and subscribe if you would like to be updated of any new additions to my channel. Feel free to comment, I read them all and it would be great to hear from you! Interested in having me play for an event you are planning? Learn more and get in touch with my at ryancookmusic.com Best, Ryan
- Wildflowers – Tom Petty
- Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles (the “Pink Pather” as Jorden gets set up for next song)
- Angel – Jack Johnson
- To Be Without You – Ryan Adams
- Heart Of Life – John Mayer (Then “Rude Mood” – Stevie Ray Vaughan as Jordan gets a beverage)
- Landslide – Fleetwood Mac
- For Sephora – The Rosenberg Trio
- Free Fallin’ – Tom Petty
- Get Back – The Beatles
- Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
- Belief – John Mayer
- Three Little Birds – Bob Marley
- American Girl – Tom Petty
- You Are The Best Thing – Ray Lamontagne
- Better Weather – Good Ol’ War
- When You Come Back Down – Nickel Creek
- Tiger Mountain Peasant Song – Fleet Foxes (arr. First Aid Kit)
- Roll Away Your Stone – Mumford and Sons
- Look At Miss Ohio – Gillian Welch & David Rawlings
- Home – ESMZ
I thought I’d share my latest gig. This is a embed video from my YOUTUBE channel. This one was performed at Naked Brewing Company, on January 20th, 2018. Go on and check it out, don’t be shy. Also, I figured I’d upload the concert in a playlist made up of individual songs instead of a single large video. This way, you can skip around to the songs that interest you on the list from the same concert.
Let me know if you like the concept of me sharing videos like this. Also, it would mean a lot for you to ‘like’ the videos and ‘subscribe’ to the channel. When you ‘subscribe’ you will be notified when new videos come out. Let me know your thoughts in the comments section I would love to hear from you!
Background: I am a Philadelphia based musician. Most of the time I’m playing at weddings and private parties where I primarily play cover songs. In the off season (January-March) I’ll play more gigs at restaurants, bars, and in this video; Breweries. I’m also working on my own music so stay tuned!
There are few things in life I enjoy more than playing music with others! Playing solo is definitely the best bang for the buck as I cover the background music, vocals, bass percussion, sometimes harmonica and solos (when I loop in the chords to play over them). Still, I cannot add harmony to myself, play bass or drums in addition to everything I am already doing.
Watch some clips of me playing with some of my talented musician friends! (below)
A Duo could be what you are looking for. Two people can offer a fuller sound without an exorbitant cost to you. I’ve recently started adding some of my very talented musician friends to a few of my gigs and I think that you will appreciate the fullness of sound and creative potential that provides.
There ARE challenges to playing music with people similar to that of adding anything to something; Diminishing returns. The more you add musically its always going to be adding more for people’s limited bandwidth to have to process. Further, as you add more people you triple the work that needs to be done. Not only do I need to make sure that I know the songs, the other person needs to know the songs. Communicating, organizing and practicing the different parts to come together as one is an art in of itself.
If you are a person that appreciates refinement and can afford it. I think that a DUO or TRIO could be what you are looking for & look no further.
All the best to you and yours,
I played music at a local farmers market in Bryn Athyn PA. I find it to be rewarding to contribute to the local community events when I have the opportunity. There was hot breakfast breakfast omelets from Angela and John and pieces of floral artwork displayed by Matt.
For all those interested in the weekly event search check out the details @ https://www.facebook.com/BrynAthynBounty/
The Bounty runs from May to October-ish?
Here are some highlights from my performance. *I will note that I started to really loose my voice 1/2 through and it turns out I came down with a cold the next day. But I soldiered through as best I could. Enjoy!