Michael Ryan

I am an independent singer-songwriter, bandleader, and recording artist from my beloved city of San Antonio. I received a B.A. in Sociology from U.T.S.A and did all my graduate studies at Ram’s Tacoland. I was one of the principle songwriters and front man for the eclectic, experimental roots-based band Coyote Dreams. We were recipients of numerous S.A. Current Music Awards for my songwriting, as well as band and album of the year in the late 90’s. I’ve composed music and performed in numerous plays at the Guadalupe Theatre the Instituto de Mexico de San Antonio as well as for independent movies. My latest project Los San Patricios, is a Celtic, Mexican, and South Texas concatenation with a historical and cultural connection to the land and people that is rebellious by nature.  

I was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas but traveled frequently throughout the country due to
my father being in the Air Force. I grew up in a musical household, my mother always played the
piano and my older brother had a vast record collection. I listened to blues, rock, jazz, classical
music, gospel, country and Irish ballads. When I was in fourth grade, my friends and I would
borrow makeup and pretend we were in the rock band KISS. I started teaching myself guitar at
age 13 when my stepfather left us and his cheap guitar behind. It was a right-handed guitar but I
restrung it to fit my left-handed ways. In the 7th grade I started playing in garage bands with my
mates from Kitty Hawk Jr. High. By age

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