Butch Ryan
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Butch Ryan

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The best kept secret in music


"WHOG FM 95.7 Flagler Beach"

" I think it’s one of the best segments we have ever had on the show. " - Frank Scott

"BBC Radio Merseyside, England"

“When Americans talk, they sing…brilliant!” - Norman Thomas

"The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK"

“F***ing fantastic!” - Steve Panter

"The Chicago Tribune"

“…Some of his songs are beautiful, some are bittersweet, some are experienced, some are innocent – downright naïve and all the more beautiful for it. Butch Ryan is more than the music; he’s about a way of living. He’s a good Catholic boy-rocker, grew up in Tampa and married his college sweetheart and he’s still true to both of ‘em.” - Chip Carter

"Review of Honeylove"

“Butch Ryan’s songwriting is heartfelt, emotionally rich and lyrically timeless. He lays down a smooth guitar based roots-pop that’s strum heavy, working a moderate pace and mood that’ll tug at your need to groove. This open, on-his-sleeve sentiment plays well through his slightly toasty, melodic and rich vocal phrasings.” - MilesofMusic.com

"Focus Magazine"

“Equal parts Springsteen and hick Replacements, with Butch alternately crooning and yelling like some redneck Danzig.” - Scott Harrell


Full length releases
Wishing On The Stars (Self-released, 2004)
Honeylove (Self-released, 2003)
Unknown (Self-released, 2000)
Who Died And Made You Elvis? (Self-released, 1998)

Side Orders (Self-released EP, 2004)

Scattered! (Shut-Eye Records, 1999)

Bucs Song 2003 (Self-released, 2003)
Enough Is Enough (Self-released, 2004)


Feeling a bit camera shy


A veteran of the Tampa music scene since the early 90’s, Butch Ryan has been winning audiences worldwide with his “classics-in-the-making” originals and energized live sets.

Butch Ryan has had four CD releases, three of which received worldwide distribution through Miles-Of-Music based in Hollywood, CA, a premier roots-rock/Americana music distributor.
--Butch Ryan’s songs have charted in the Top 20 on several independent music charts in the US, Europe and Australia.
--The latest CD, Wishing on the Stars, was in the top 10 sellers for several weeks on milesofmusic.com.
--Butch Ryan has performed live for WMNF radio Tampa , WHOG FM 95.7 Daytona Beach, and BBC Radio Merseyside, Liverpool U.K.
--With over 1000+ gigs under his belt, Butch Ryan has gained international attention. Australia, Japan, Germany, UK, Denmark, Belgium.
--In the summer of 2005, Butch Ryan was selected by Ultrashort Media Inc. to be a part of their MobileVoltage mobile music video channels on 3g mobile networks including Sprint and O2.
--Shuteye Records out of Atlanta, Georgia selected Butch Ryan to be on their compilation album "United States of Americana" due for release February 2006.

Butch Ryan has performed throughout the US, and completed a hugely successful tour of the United Kingdom in March 2005. In the Summer of 2005, Butch Ryan once again took to the road for a series of shows throughout the Midwest (Chicago, St. Louis, Memphis, Champaign, Atlanta). Another European tour is planned for March 2006.

Whether opening for a major label act or blasting out a two hour original set , Butch Ryan never disappoints with his brand of approachable rock and roll.

Openend For:
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