I guarantee you all need to keep your eyes on Singer and Songwriter American/Folk/Rocking Musician Ryan Van Sickle. With nearly three quarters of a million followers on Google Plus he is one of the most sought after performers on the platform.
Born and raised in Dundas, Ontario, Canada, Ryan Van Sickle always dreamed big. Influenced by Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Daniel Lanois, Johnny Cash, Lucinda Williams, Emmylou Harris his first recollection of music was early on in childhood. Both grandmothers were piano players, and he remembers them plunking away and singing their hearts out.
“I started piano lessons when I was 6, but quickly figured out I could play by ear resulting in the lessons lasting only a few weeks”, says Ryan. “The record player and radio were always playing in my home growing up. My mom and dad’s love for early rock n’ roll and country music somehow found its way into my soul.”
Little did he know or imagine that 25 years later he’d pick up a guitar, and be playing music and writing songs about his own life!
“Life has a strange way of working sometimes, but I know that the road I’m on is where my destiny lies. Sharing my stories gives me some sort of place in the world, and that’s all we ever want isn’t it? To find something that we are passionate about? Something that when we discover it we can’t live without it? That’s storytelling for me.”
His first album “Ghosts of the Brokenhearted” tells the stories of love lost, destroyed, and found again. It speaks of finding new life and new hope in a world that sometimes seems too cruel.
“My goal with the album is to take you on a musical journey through the human experience.” I started this traveling music show later in life than most, and I’m looking forward to meeting new people along the way. The stages I will play on. The states, provinces, territories, and countries I’ll visit along the way.
Looking forward to him writing the songs that he’s not yet written or experienced to share.
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