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About Me

Hi, my name is Ryan Bobbett.  I was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada.  I began my musical journey at an early age, teaching myself to play guitar and piano.  I eventually learned to sing by taking voice lessons, singing in choirs, and participating in musicals.  Almost immediately upon learning to make  music, I began writing songs as a method of expressing my inner truth.

In high school I took my first theatre class and I was hooked. I fell in love with the stage and ended up performing in everything I could including plays, musicals, choir performances, and eventually even opera.

After graduating from Durango High School, I began my musical career playing in local bands and performing in various theatre groups.  I was the lead guitar player for the local hit band Blissen, before starting my own bands Completely Untied and Silent Poetry.  I soon moved to Reno where I got my music degree from UNR, and then came back to my hometown to get my master's degree in music and my teaching license  from UNLV.  I then taught choir in the school district for a few years. 

 

But things were just not quite working out for me.  I never felt truly fulfilled sitting on the sidelines of my dream.  I had spent all of my time on plan B and none of my time on plan A.  It was then that I decided to commit my life to my first calling and deepest passion: songwriting and performing.

So I moved to Northern California.  

 

Sonoma County has always had a special place in my heart.  I have been coming here since I was a kid and always thought I would one day wind up here for good.  I couldn't be happier living in this beautiful, life-sustaining environment, sharing my music with all who will listen.

When I'm not busy writing songs and playing music, I love to eat healthy foods, play with my cat, and run very long distances.  I believe that my body is my instrument, and the better I take care of it, the better the music will be that comes out of it.

After completing two demo albums, Cold Coffee and Catharsis, I now spend most days in my musical sanctuary Barn Yard Studios, working on my first full-length album.  My newest material is an eclectic fusion of folk, blues, jazz, and hip hop.  It is full of beautiful harmonies and even more beautiful dissonances, just like life.

I recently began a new chapter in my life with my 100 gold star journey.  I decided to play 100 open mics and give myself a gold star for each one.  These stars go on my guitar as a reminder to myself of the journey before and ahead.  I had always wanted to start playing open mics on a regular basis as the obvious starting point on my journey to share my music with the world.  But procrastination is an insidious malady whose primary symptom is lack of self-realization.

 

After spending 20 years of not sharing my music with the world, I finally decided that now is the time to start doing just that.  It is my sincere hope that my music brings you as much joy as it does to me.

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