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Ryan Gay


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"Singer Songwriter: Ryan Gay"

Ryan Gay traces his inspiration back to the poets and folksingers who inspired Bob Dylan.

"Recently, folk has made a comeback, but when I started there wasn't a lot out there," he said. "I got interested when Dylan played here, and read that to write like Dylan, you don't listen to Dylan, you listen to what Dylan listened to."

That led Mr. Gay back to early folk, particularly Woody Guthrie, and writers from the Beat movement.
"I read a lot of poetry," he said. "Sonnets, Shakespeare and people like that. Also (Jack) Kerouac and (Allen) Ginsberg."

Mr. Gay said he sees parallels in Ginsberg's approach to poetry and his own approach to writing.

"I like songs where a very small part might make a lot of sense," he said. "Allen Ginsberg's poetry doesn't always tell a great story, but a couple of lines can mean a lot."

- Steven Uhles


Currently only home recordings.
Expect a long overdue and a long album in general full of thoughts that run through his overwhelmed young brain.



Hello, my name is Ryan and I am writing this bio in third person so than when you are describing me to someone you can just read verbatim.

Ryan Gay is a solo artist from Augusta, Ga. During a break from playing show he spent a great amount of time writing and know he is currently recording his first album and getting ready to start a small tour. The album consisting of mostly unreleased songs is currently being recording in several locations and with the contributions from people around the globe. He has started a website to allow anyone interested to follow him at http://web.mac.com/ryanmgay.

Ryan started his life as a young german immigrant which has impacted him as a person as well as a musician. He has had a wide variety of musical and cultural influences. His music has a different sound that was definitely inspired by Bob Dylan and Ugly Casanova. Ryan's influences don't stop there, he is also really influenced by B.B. King, Woody Guthrie, the Rolling Stones, and Ryan Adams.

He has been playing guitar for 8 years and violin off and on for 12 years. Ryan will try to play any instrument and has not found one that fails to interest him. The blending of unconventional sounds in music really excite him.