Singer / Acoustic Guitarist for Private and Public Events
Worked with Ryan for my wife’s birthday party. Can’t say enough good things. Very nice, professional, and easy to work with. And, an outstanding performer! I received numerous positive comments from my guests. If ever I have the occasion to work with Ryan again, I would not hesitate. I strongly encourage anyone to partner with him.
Professional, delivered songs that I told him a few days before(versatility). We really loved him.
Ryan was able to cater to many different age groups in one performance, from seniors to their younger family members and friends at our senior living event. He was punctual, prepared, and an overall hit.
Ryan communicated far enough in advance for us to select acoustics from his playlist and develop a DJ list. He was proactive by recommending how to split the acoustic and DJ parts and when he would need access to setup. We didn't have to do anything except agree and answer a few questions mainly about preference. This was appreciated because we'd never seen the backyard before at our AirBnB. He called days before to review and then just showed up and performed great. And he played everything we asked for - terrific attention to detail. He was punctual, fully set up and waiting for the start. He accommodated our ad hoc speech and group Jeopardy game. Ryan was the perfect touch to a great party and we'd definitely hire him again.
Ryan was awesome! He saved us after our musician fell through three weeks before our wedding. He was happy to learn several new songs just for us, provided MANY options of songs he had already played/sang for us to add in as well. He was extremely accommodating of the very specific schedule we desired for our music (what to play when, when to stop certain songs, etc.). He showed up exactly when he said he would to our wedding, and was extremely respectful to us and our guests. He even gave a shout out to my wife and I before the last song to let everyone at the wedding know that it was “our song”, and that while his part would be done for the night, the reception would continue afterwards. We also very much enjoyed how he played and his voice! All around just a great experience and we’d be happy to have him again!
Ryan was exceedingly easy to work with, responded quickly to emails and texts and tried hard to put together a repertoire we would like and enjoy. We liked having his PA system available for toasts and speeches too.
I would call on him again for future events!
Ryan did an excellent job performing many songs suitable for our picnic crowd. He was personable and engaged well with those in attendance. A very nice person!
Ryan was great! He kicked off our Appreciation Week activities by being/playing/singing at our bus stop hub to welcome people coming to work on Monday! Our staff loved it!
Ryan was great. Excellent communications leading up to the event. Asked what songs we would like to have played. Even brought an e-z up tent. I highly recommend Ryan.
Ryan was perfect for our event and everyone enjoyed him!
Ryan did a superb job playing acoustic guitar and singing three songs at our wedding ceremony.
He was professional. Communicated well, on time and very polished.
Ryan was a hit at my wife's 30th birthday celebration. He brought his own auto equipment and microphone and his set up and tear down were a breeze- we did not have to do a thing! All of the guests and my wife commented how adding the live music to the evening really took the vibe up a notch. Ryan was great at communicating and would check in every so often prior to the event to see if I had any questions. He even provided a setlist to choose from and was able to learn a couple of songs that were not on his list that I knew my wife would enjoy. I would absolutely book Ryan again for an event in the future!
He was great! He was super professional and worked well with the crowd we had! I’d recommend him for any family event.
Ryan played everything that we listen to at home. He is a true professional and very entertaining to watch!
Ryan sang and played guitar at a private event we held. He was very professional and easy to work with. His set list was perfect and everyone enjoyed his music!
Ryan helped provide entertainment to our customers at an outdoor grilling event at our store. He had great communication leading up to the event, provided all of his own equipment, and was a pleasure to work with! Can't wait to work with him again in the future! Thanks, Ryan!
Ryan Smith is a singer / acoustic guitarist who performs a wide mix of material spanning the past six decades, all filtered through his interesting take on Americana.
Some previous clients are Whole Foods, Yelp, Experience Columbus, Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, Greater Columbus Convention Center, Taste of Dine Originals, Lucky's Market, Thurber House, and Giant Eagle Market District.
Past performances include The Ohio State Fair, Columbus Arts Festival and Comfest.
Full PA is provided at no additional charge.
Photo by Jessica Miller Photography
Past Booked Events
|January 26, 2024 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
|November 09, 2023 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm
|September 30, 2023 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
|September 27, 2023 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
|September 16, 2023 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm
|September 03, 2023 • 6:30pm - 9:00pm
|Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party
|August 10, 2023 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
|June 22, 2023 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
|Retirement Community Event
|October 20, 2022 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm
|May 08, 2022 • 2:30pm - 7:00pm
|February 26, 2022 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
|October 01, 2021 • 5:00pm - 7:30pm
|September 12, 2021 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm
|July 27, 2021 • 11:00am - 1:00pm
|July 26, 2021 • 6:30am - 8:00am
|July 10, 2021 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm
|May 23, 2021 • 10:00am - 12:00pm
|May 22, 2021 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm
|December 12, 2020 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
|September 25, 2020 • 7:30pm - 9:30pm
|September 11, 2020 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
|September 06, 2020 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm
|November 29, 2019 • 6:30pm - 9:00pm
|June 29, 2019 • 12:30pm - 2:30pm
I have several hours of material. A sample covers list is available at my website.