Singer-songwriter performances of original music (and some covers) from 30 minutes to 3+ hours, and, depending on the situation, duo, trio or full band can be an option. Willing to travel worldwide. (: Ryan released his 4th studio album this fall, called ‘Drifters Heart’.
He writes with a unique blend of mountain wisdom and "hard times" Southern grit. His music has been called “a soundtrack for the countryside”...
With “Pain, Love, and Drought" he delivers heartfelt yet heartbreaking stories of Love, loss, and hard working farm life. Ryan draws on his years touring with Rose Hill Drive, Ryan Bingham, and J. Mascis as well as his "day job" as a farmer in Berthoud, CO.
Ryan played a great show for my husband's birthday party. He asked about the music that my husband liked and even took the time to learn the song we played at our wedding. It was amazing and brought tears to our eyes. He is an awesome guitarist and singer with a really cool, bluesy, raspy voice and rock n roll vibe. He made our event really special!
Ryan has played our brewery venue a few times and every time he is in he is easy to work with, and perfect in the space. He can play up to any larger venue as well as strip it down acoustically and kill it! Absolutely, one of my favorite acts and one of the coolest dudes in the industry. With an Americana soulful sound that connects to any crowd, it is a no-brainer to book him in any venue!
I could not have imagined a better performance! Mr. Dart was extremely professional, passionate, and beyond talented! My wedding wouldn’t have been complete without him!
We booked Ryan for a corporate event that was outdoors facing the flatirons. We wanted a musician who would kick-up the tempo, match the environment, and provide some character and entertainment. Ryan was a Perfect match for our evening. Everyone loved him and his partner, he played with class, personalized his intro, and his music was beautiful; it was the taste of Boulder I hoped to deliver. My goal for the evening was for everyone to go wowed by the scenery and the music. He nailed it. We want to hire him again back east.
It was a pleasure working with Ryan at our son’s wedding rehearsal dinner. He provided acoustic guitar/vocal entertainment that was appreciated by all of our guests! He gladly accommodated our requests and we loved his original songs as well as some requested covers. His music added that special touch to our celebration, which will be remembered by all who attended. I highly recommend Ryan for your special occasion entertainment!
Price Range: negotiable
Phone Number: Call
What to Expect
Well dressed and professional! Ryan has 20 years experience in the music business and will bring professionalism and a smile to you event. He has toured internationally in many functions for other bands (sound engineer, guitar tech, tour management, etc) and has a large pool of talent to pull from depending on your events needs.
Past Booked Events
|October 19, 2019 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm||Corporate Event|
|August 01, 2019 • 10:30am - 11:30am||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 12, 2019 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Corporate Event|
|July 06, 2018 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Rehearsal Dinner|
|April 12, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Live at MJ's Bar and Grill in Franklin, AR|
|April 01, 2018 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Live at The Fork in Lyons, CO|
|March 29, 2018 • 5:30pm - 8:30pm||Live at Berthoud Brewing CO|
|March 24, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Live at Boar and Bull in Loveland, CO|
Extensive list of originals and covers for all types of events- House Concerts, breweries, restaurants, bars, theaters, Weddings, grand openings, honky tonks, Birthdays, fundraisers, festivals, etc.
Potential Wedding Covers:
Love Song #1- White Buffalo
Shooting star- Bob Dylan
To make you feel my Love- Bob Dylan
Have I told you lately- Van Morrison
Laughing- Nathaniel Rateliff
Picture in a frame- Tom Waits
Forever- Ben Harper
By my side- Ben Harper
Colorado Girl- Townes Van Zandt
I’ll be here in the morning- Townes Van Zandt
Crawling back to you- Tom Petty
Wildflowers- Tom Petty
Silver and Gold- Neil Young
Also, can do some Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash, sturgill Simpson, Hank Williams, Willie Nelson, and quite a few Bob Dylan and Tom Waits songs...
Open to additional songs if requested in advance.
Influences & Inspiration
Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, Ryan Bingham, Wilco, Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash, Tom Waits, Chris Whitley, White Buffalo, Willie Nelson, Black Crowes, Ben Harper, Robert Randolph, Hank Williams, etc