A man of many hats. Old enough to know better, but foolish enough not to care. Playing acoustic Americana music in and around New England. Now booking live solo and full band shows. To request a booking, please contact Sean by email.
Sean Ryder brings his self-reliant outlook and strong appetite for learning to his approach to music. Inspired by transcendentalism, Sean writes songs that have been described as "genre-crossing", "deep and overflowing", and "desolate and beautiful". By exploring themes such as nature, introspection, and human behavior, he invites his audience to experience complex emotions and find compassion within themselves. Sean's songs rely on simple stripped-down acoustic arrangements, featuring tenor guitars, ukuleles, mandolins, and acoustic guitars, highlighting the songs' lyrical content.
Sean is a professor of biochemistry by profession. His passion for music is matched equally by his passion for learning and discovery. His research focuses on the mechanisms that control cell fate specification during metazoan development. You can read more about his work here. Otherwise, Sean enjoys spending time with his family, working with his hands, and sketching-- especially birds and flowers.
Private Show, Amherst, MA, 9PM
Whiskey on Water, Worcester, MA, 9 PM
Photo by Colin Ryder
Photo by Miriam Smith
Photo by Justin McAlister
Photo by Ted Theodore of Artro.City.