Ryan Reed
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Ryan Reed

Knoxville, Tennessee, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Knoxville, Tennessee, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Solo Rock Art Rock


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The Goon (album, 2014)
"Tunnels" (single, 2019)
"Quarantini" (single, 2020)
The Door Is Lava (album, 2020) (Portals to Nowhere)
Forgiver Forgotten (album, 2020)
Galaxy in a Mirror (album, 2021)



Ryan Reed is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and overall one-man band from Knoxville, TN. His songs bounce from synth-pop to prog-rock and many places between. 

Though he spends his working hours writing about other people's music, Ryan funnels a huge amount of his free time into two musical projects: his solo vehicle and the art-pop duo Portals to Nowhere (featuring singer Jamie Wolfe).

Recording music has been an escape for Ryan dating back to his teenage years, when he'd set up with a cheap effects pedal, tiny amp, and pawn shop guitars to record embarrassingly lo-fi tunes. He's sharpened his skills a fair amount in the two decades since: first on the charmingly ragged 2014 LP 'The Goon,' then on a pair of 2020 releases, Portals to Nowhere's 'The Door Is Lava' and his own 'Forgiver Forgotten.' 

'Galaxy in a Mirror' marks a new step in Ryan's evolution: an all-instrumental set that feels like a direct blend of his last two LPs, melding spacey soft synths, textured beats, and effects-heavy guitars. 

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