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Ryan McGarvey


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Albuquerque, New Mexico native RYAN McGARVEY was named Guitar Center’s “Guitarmaggeddon: Next King Of The Blues” champion of New Mexico in 2006. In 2007 & 2008 he was named “Blues Act Of The Year” in The Weekly Alibi’s Annual Readers Poll. In 2007 Ryan took home the New Mexico Music Award for “Blues Song Of The Year” for his song “Cryin’ Over You”, and was nominated for “Mainstream Rock Song Of The Year” for his song “The One That Got Away”. Most recently Ryan was named one of very few guitar players to impress the editors of Guitar Player Magazine at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas.

In the past few years of RYAN MCGARVEY’s career he has had the honor, and the pleasure of sharing the bill with such top name act’s as Blue Oyster Cult, Shemekia Copeland, Shannon Curfman, Chris Duarte, Ian Moore, John Hammond Jr., Joe Bonamassa, Back Door Slam, Gov’t Mule, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and many more.

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’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.”


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  • dany_45

    absolutely to listen his album "Redefined" he confirms and in what way it is a great!

    22 Dec 2012 Reply
  • energie56

    Recht hast Du -Michael!!!!!

    1 Jul 2012 Reply
  • bluesfiete

    Ryan McGarvey :-))))) der absolute Wahnsinn .... Bluesrock vom Feinsten !!! Muß sich hinter Bonamassa nicht verstecken ..... großartiges Gitarrenspiel !!!

    21 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Assedor

    Ryan's guitar tone is superb! Juicy and bright sound of Ryan create a unique and memorable style of the performer. He has got all: Strong emotional playing, slow & fast blues, great shuffle, middle tempo boogie, pathetic Instrumentals, hot licks and guitar riffs - and all of this with a great taste. And on mastery he much more advances some of his colleagues on a blues Olympus.

    16 Jan 2012 Reply
  • dany_45

    Je le classe tout de suite derrière Joe Jonamassa !

    31 Dec 2011 Reply
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    21 May 2011 Reply
  • keltarponspg

    I agree with you on the CAPS, I couldn't find him! Someone needs to change this!! Ryan needs more exposure!! He is awesome!!

    21 May 2011 Reply
  • satanistrue2you

    I am really mad at the person who made his name in caps on here.

    23 Apr 2011 Reply

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