Oklahoma-born Singer/Songwriter Mike P. Ryan writes heartfelt songs about the emotions and experiences of everyday people. An engaging live performer and a highly-respected songwriter, Mike has won numerous national and international songwriting awards and has been selected to perform at music and songwriting festivals nationwide. Recent highlights:

2014 -- Finalist/Performer, Connecticut Folk Festival Songwriting Contest.

2015 -- Hon. Mention, Acoustic Category, Mid-Atlantic Song Contest.

2015 -- Finalist/Performer, Kerrville Folk Festival "New Folk."

2016 -- 3rd Place Winner, American Songwriter Magazine Lyrics Contest.

2016 -- Selectee/Performer, Dripping Springs Songwriter Festival.

2016 -- First Place Winner/Gold Medal Award, Mid-Atlantic Song Contest.

2017 -- Finalist/Performer, Wildflower Singer/Songwriter Competition.

2017 -- Selectee/Performer, Dripping Springs Songwriter Festival.

2017 -- First Place/Grand Prize  Dallas Songwriter's Assn. Song Contest.

2017 -- First Place Folk/Acoustic Category, UK Songwriting Contest.

2018 -- Hon. Mention, Acoustic Category, Mid-Atlantic Song Contest.

2018 -- Performer Tucson Folk Festival.

2018 -- Finalist, Tucson Folk Festival Songwriting Contest.

2018 -- Finalist (Alternate) Kerrville Folk Festival "New Folk."

2018 -- Finalist/Performer Connecticut Folk Festival Songwriting Contest

2018 -- Performer Smoky Mountain Songwriter Festival 

Based in Northern Virginia, Mike performs at venues nationwide. A combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan he volunteers for a number of veteran-focused charities. His debut CD American Tales was released in 2015. His follow-up CD is complete and slated for release in June of 2018

Photo by Dan Magnolia



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

  • Jun 25
    Epicure Cafe,  Fairfax
  • Jun 29
    Gemeny Winery,  Brandywine
  • Jul 7
    Purcellville Farmer's Market,  Percellville
  • Jul 14
    Edith May's Paradise Listening Room w/Kipyn Martin,  Jessup
  • Aug 7
    JVs Restaurant,  Falls Church

Latest News

Just announced! Mike will be performing at the Smoky Mountain Songwriter Festival in Gatlinburg, TN in August. Details to follow!

Someone Like Me

Video: Left Behind (Live)

Buy Mike's Debut CD

Mike P. Ryan: American Tales