Ryan McGarvey has in a relatively short amount of time not only gained an international fan base, but admiration from his personal idols as well. In the past few years of Ryan's career he has had the honor, and the pleasure of sharing the bill with such top name act's as Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, B.B. King, Joe Bonamassa, Gov't Mule, and many, many more. His debut CD release "Forward In Reverse" reached the top 20 (out of over 200,000 Artist's CD's) on the best sellers list on CDBaby.com (The worlds largest online independent distributor). With rave reviews complimenting everything from his fiery guitar chops, which range from everything from delta slide to heavy rock, his unique vocals, or mature songwriting skills, Ryan McGarvey's live shows will leave you breathless and wanting more. Absorbing influences from everything from early delta blues, to classic hard rock, to more contemporary blues/rock artist's of today. Ryan has gathered numerous accolades over the recent years. Most notably including in 2006 Ryan was named Guitar Center 's "Guitarmaggeddon: Next King Of The Blues" champion of New Mexico . In 2007 Ryan took home the New Mexico Music Award for "Blues Song Of The Year" for his song "Cryin' Over You". Ryan has featured by the editors of Guitar Player Magazine multiple times. Not including being featured in internationally placed advertisements for Ernie Ball/Music Man, and AUDIX Microphones, and more. McGarvey was voted "Best Musician" from Albuquerque The Magazine's Annual "Best Of The City" Readers Poll in 2008, 2010, and 2012 (being voted Best Vocalist in 2009). A life changing accomplishment occurred in 2010, when Ryan was personally by Eric Clapton from over 4000+ artists from around the world to perform at his Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago. From 2011-2012 Ryan & his Band embarked on multiple, extensive, and very successful European tours to rave reviews, and endless requests for returns. In 2013 Ryan received the prestigiuous award of "Best New Talent" in the notorious Guitar Player Magazine.With a solid rhythm section backing him, Ryan McGarvey and his band are embarking on bigger and better things every day...Tours are constantly being planned.. Don't miss your chance to catch them in a town near you !!!
" I met Ryan in 2006 and was very impressed at the depth of his influence and his ability to put said influences togetherin his own way..To watch him grow as a artist and to hear his name mentioned to me as much as it has is a testament
to his hard work and skill. "
"Ryan's playing has the passion and exuberance of youth, but its further lifted by a deep dedication to his craft.
His technique is awe-inspiring, but its the dawning subtleties and emotional range that hints
of the greatest possibilities--"
- Ian Moore
** "Look for this young lion in the future because he's looking for his own sound and what I've heard so far;
I like it."
- Chris Duarte