Biography

Ryan McGarvey is a star on the rise. In just the past few years his accolades have included being selected by Eric Clapton from over 4,000+ artists worldwide to perform at his 2010 Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago, to the Guitar Player Magazine’s Annual Readers Choice Award for “Best New Talent” in 2013. 2014 proved to be another epic year for McGarvey as he voted the winner of “Best Guitarist” in the European Blues Awards. Ryan is constantly on tour internationally, and records whenever time permits. His incendiary, yet dynamic guitar playing leaves crowds around the world marveling, and wanting more. With strong songs, award winning vocals, fierce guitar playing, an unstoppable work ethic, and an undying love for the blues flavored hard rock he pours from his soul, Ryan has been compared to the best in the business. Ryan McGarvey, though already a seasoned professional, has a bright future ahead of him that has only just begun. Catch him when you can!

  • 2016 Best Guitarist (European Blues Awards)
  • 2016 Best Vocalist (Albuquerque The Magazine)
  • 2016 Best Local Musician (The Weekly Alibi)
  • 2014 Best Guitarist (European Blues Awards)
  • 2013 Best New Talent (Guitar Player Magazine)
  • 2012 Best Musician (Albuquerque The Magazine)
  • 2012 Best Blues (Local I.Q. Magazine)
  • 2011 Best Vocalist (Albuquerque The Magazine)
  • 2010 Ernie Ball Play Crossroads Winner (Eric Clapton’s Crossroads)
  • 2010 Best Musician (Albuquerque The Magazine)
  • 2010 Blues Act Of The Year (The Weekly Alibi)
  • 2009 Blues Act Of The Year ( The Weekly Alibi)
  • 2009 Best Guitarist (The Weekly Alibi)
  • 2008 Best Musician (Albuquerque The Magazine)
  • 2008 Blues Act Of The Year (The Weekly Alibi)
  • 2007 Blues Act Of The Year (The Weekly Alibi)
  • 2007 NM Music Award Winner (Blues Song Of The Year)
  • 2006 Guitarmaggeddon Champion Of NM (Guitar Center)
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” 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. “ – Joe Bonamassa

“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