Michael Ryan Vance

Michael Ryan Vance

 Lebanon, Tennessee, USA
BandBluesPop

Biography

Music is an interest for some, for others, it’s a passion right from the start. That was certainly the case for Michael Vance who started playing guitar at age 15. Influenced by Blues greats like BB King, and a diverse list of guitarists including Stevie Ray Vaughn, John Mayer, and Brad Paisley, he practiced religiously. Taken under the wing of some local seasoned musicians, he grew quickly as a musician and vocalist by playing at weekly jam nights in the Nashville TN area.

7 short years later he’s served notice in a town overflowing with up and coming talent that he is not just another “wanna be”. His admirers and accomplishments are starting to pile up quickly.

He’s toured with major label Country act Carolina Rain and written with Rhean Boyer, lead singer of the group. He’s also written songs with hit songwriter Stan Webb (I’m From the Country). Nashville music greats Johnny Hiland and Terry Wedding have noticed his talent. Reggie Wooten of the infamous Wooten Brothers saw Michael playing with some friends at the Watertown Music and Arts Festival and said he loved the group. But perhaps the most surreal moment of Michael’s young career came when legendary rock star, Robert Plant, lead singer of the group Led Zeppelin happened in to Nashville’s Hotel Preston one night. Michael was playing with his band of close friends and on a break the band came to pay homage to the rock great and get a photo. Robert Plant commented that he not only liked the band but thought they were very good. At 22 it doesn’t get much better than that!