Guitarist, Vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist Ryan Ball has forged a career in music for over 30 years as a live performer, studio session player, and teacher.
Ryan's style draws from an eclectic array of influences. Heavily influenced by classic rock, blues and metal, his early roots include greats such as Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Ritchie Blackmore, Tony Iommi, Eddie Van Halen, Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Slash, Eric Johnson and Alex Lifeson. Ryan soon expanded his musical tastes to incorporate the jazz and fusion stylings of Steve Morse, Pat Metheny, Mike Stern, Bill Frisell, and Alan Holdsworth, as well as the classic Americana and Jam styles of David Rawlings and Jerry Garcia.
Ryan toured for over 20 with Pink Floyd Tribute The Machine. Ryan has also played along side of Vince Welnick (The Tubes/Grateful Dead) and has shared the stage with guitarist Marc Ford (The Black Crowes). He has performed numerous times with drummer Matt Abts (Gov't Mule), and has played along side of Matt Johnson (drummer on Jeff Buckley's masterpiece "Grace") as well as keyboardist T. Lavitz (Dixie Dregs). Guitarist Jeff Pevar (Phil Lesh and Friends)
Ryan is also an in demand instructor at and recording engineer/producer.