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 play 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, choir performances, Broadway musicals, and eventually 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 band Completely Untied. I soon moved to Reno where I got my degree in music from UNR, and then came back to my hometown to get my teaching license and master's degree in music from UNLV. I even 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.