Oklahoma-born Singer/Songwriter Mike P. Ryan writes and performs heartfelt songs about the emotions and experiences of everyday people. An award-winning songwriter and a natural raconteur, Mike engages and entertains audiences wherever he goes. Mike’s debut CD “American Tales” has been described as “the work of a consummate storyteller who nails his subject matter with warmth and understanding.”

Mike’s songs have received awards and recognition in The Connecticut Folk Festival Songwriting Contest, The Mid-Atlantic Songwriting Contest, The Dripping Springs Songwriter’s Festival, and The Grassy Hill New Folk Songwriting Competition, and the Wildflower Music and Arts Festival Performing Singer/Songwriter Contest. In May 2015, Mike was selected from over 800 entrants to perform at the Kerrville Texas New Folk Songwriters’ Competition. In September 2015 Mike was one of 5 Washington D.C. area songwriters selected to write a song for The Acoustic Guitar Project, a unique event that brings together songwriters from cities around the world. 

Mike is the Artist in Residence at the NOVA Musician’s Workshop and founder of The NOVA Songwriter’s Workshop.  He teaches songwriting at the Songwriter’s Association of Washington’s Songwriter’s Toolbox and is a graduate of week-long Songwriting seminar taught by songwriting legends Steve Earle and Shawn Colvin.  A combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, Mike serves as a volunteer musician for Musicians On Call, a nationwide organization that brings live music to the bedsides of seriously ill hospital patients including wounded warriors at Walter Reed Military Hospital in Washington D.C.. 



Social Media

YouTube -- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-6GK1JtpDYn2jytekMVLtA Twitter -- https://twitter.com/MikePRyanMusic Facebook -- https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mike-P-Ryan/101679176611260 CD Baby -- http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/mikepryan

Upcoming Live Shows

  • Feb 25
    Positano's,  Bethesda
  • Mar 1
    Warrior Music Foundation Benefit,  Baltimore
  • Mar 2
    Gemeny Winery and Vineyards, 
  • Mar 14
    Epicure Cafe, 



Just announced! Mike will be performing at the 2018 Tucson Folk Festival.

HD Video - 66 East

Buy Mike's Debut CD

Mike P. Ryan: American Tales