Rick Ryman and The Workin Stiffs

Rick Ryman and The Workin Stiffs

BandCountryAmericana

Country music that appeals to the common folk, the workin' class, the Honky Tonker. Excitment is delivered from the stage to the crowd in a song, not in a gimmick. The songs performed, originals/covers, are very relateable to the audience and enjoyed by all. rickryman@yahoo.com 615-829-2692

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Biography

Rick Ryman is an extraordinary singer/songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee. He relates to his audience, and entertains with a song. His current cd Titled, "Leg Man", has 10 songs all written by Rick Ryman. 1 cover that he brought back from the past, the old "Monkees" tune written by Neil Diamond called "I'm A Believer". Most recently, Rick has recorded 3 new songs which will be pitched to Nationally know artist in the music business and will be included in the next cd.

Rick is a International Recording Artist, and has been played on over 3,000 Independent radio stations around the world, 2,000 of them are in the USA.

Rick and the band has worked with Legend Willie Nelson, Texas great Billy Joe Shaver, and country new comer Justin Moore.

Rick Ryman is a proud member of The Americana Music Association.

Besides working the clubs, Rick has been a featured guest on the legendary "Louisiana Hayride", which is still held at The Municipal Auditorium in Shreveport, Louisiana. Has performed twice at The Little Nashville Opry in Nashville Indiana (which burned down only weeks after his last performance). Many outdoor venues and fairs throughout Tennessee and Kentucky, including Fallfest in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. He has also played many of the Opry venues located in Central Kentucky.

Rick's band, "The Workin' Stiffs" are a talented group of players, who are studio and road musicians in the Nashville area. They all take great pride in their craft, and bring a professional image to the stage.

In the beginning, Rick bought his first guitar while in the U.S. Air Force, and taught himself to play. After his time in the Military he would get some friends together and play in small bars around the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area. In the early 90's, Rick was a radio air personally with, WBVE Hamilton, Ohio, WRBI Batesville, Indiana, WRIP Versailes, Indiana, WKSW Springfield, Ohio, Kix 96 Richmond, Indiana, and finally WPFB "The Rebel" Dayton/Middletown, Ohio.

In April of 2000, Rick moved to Nashville to move forward with his music. While playing the small clubs around Nashville, and playing in writers nights, Rick was making great contacts and meeting great musicians, that would help him do what he does best, and thats recording and performing.

rickryman@yahoo.com or 615-829-2692

Discography

Rick has had two #1 hit singles in various countries in Europe, and his music is very respected in Australia and New Zealand. His current single, "Leg Man", which is the title track from the cd, is getting great reviews overseas, and is sure to top the European charts soon. His first release, "Workin To Live", stayed on the ECMA chart for 16 weeks. His follow up single, "Hold On To Faith", also topped individual charts in Europe, giving him his second #1 single.

rickryman@yahoo.com or 615-829-2692

Set List

Rick mixes in his originals with cover tunes that appeals to the venue. Example: if it is a truck show, he will play more trucking songs to the set. A bar/club, more drinking/honky tonk type songs. Fairs/festivals, more family friendly type songs.

Lenghts of set will depend on venue and will be agreed on by both parties.

rickryman@yahoo.com or 615-829-2692