"What Is Christmas?" on This American Life 

We're so pleased that our original Christmas song, "What is Christmas?" was used in an episode of our very favorite radio show, This American Life, from WBEZ, Chicago, during our very favorite time of year! It caps off the third act of the episode, "Say Yes to Christmas." You can hear the episode below or on the This American Life webpage. Coming up... more dates with the lovely Anna Nalick, and a new album in the works. STAY with us!

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Single: "What Is Christmas?" 

 Our original Christmas song “What Is Christmas?” is now available on iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify, and can also be heard in regular rotation on Tucson’s 94.9 MixFM during the holiday season.


Is it all about your family like they say? 
Letting go your worries for a day? 
Is it a star on a tree
Or a present in a bow? 
I don't know 
Is there any bell that still rings true? 
Tell me, what is Christmas to you? 

Is it giving to the ones
You're holding dear? 
Or getting what you've hinted at
All year? 
Is it a mall or…

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Ryanhood On Tour With Anna Nalick 

 We’re heading back to the Northeast, this time to play a run of shows opening up for platinum-selling artist Anna Nalick.
She’s awesome, and we’re psyched.

Nov 3 – Brooklyn, NY – The Shop
Nov 4 – Old Saybrook, CT – Katherine Hepburn Center
Nov 5 – Albany, NY – WAMC Performing Arts Studio
Nov 7 – Boston, MA – Café 939
Nov 8 – Londonderry, NH – Tupelo Music Hall


2016 Listening Room Festival 


We’ve been selected as featured artists at the 2016 Listening Room Festival in St. Petersburg, FL. We will be playing a week of intimate house concerts in Florida, culminating with a main showcase at the Palladium Theater in St Petersburg on April 3, 2016.


2015 Fall Tour Dates 

We’ve got a big run of shows across the country coming up. Check it out, and spread the word


Video: Start Somewhere (Full Album) on YouTube 


We made a long-form video of our album Start Somewhere in its entirety, featuring lyrics and footage from the road. It might just be the best way to listen to the album… check it out!


Ryanhood Playing With Howie Day 

We’re excited to open a pair of shows for platinum-selling artist Howie Day (hits include “Collide” and “She Says”). Howie’s on the road again with a sweet new record, and we’ll be doing a short string of shows with him in Colorado before heading down to the Albuquerque Folk Fest with fellow AZ folk/bluegrass five-piece Run Boy Run. Sounds like a fun week!

6/3 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up – w/ Howie Day
6/4 – Denver, CO – Soiled Dove – w/ Howie Day
6/6 – Albuquerque, NM – Albuquerque Folk Fest – w/ Run Boy Run

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New Ryanhood T-Shirts! 

We are happy to announce our partnership with Fed By Threads Organics in producing some brand new Ryanhood T-shirts!
Why these shirts are awesome (and you should buy one):

  • Made in America in sweatshop-free factories
  • Every shirt uses organic & sustainable materials
  • Every shirt feeds 12 emergency meals to hungry Americans via food banks
  • Quite possibly the most comfortable shirt we’ve ever worn

Visit our online store and pick up a shirt today while we still have your size!

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Ryanhood on ABC Family’s "The Fosters" 

Our song I Didn’t Put Anything Into Your Place appeared in a recent episode of the television show The Fosters on ABC Family. You can read more about the episode, and where it appears here.


Ryan’s Acoustic Trio Show 

On March 15th, Ryan will be playing a special show in Tucson with a new acoustic instrumental trio he’s a part of. Click the flier for more details.

Photos: Tons of New Photos Added 

The Ryanhood Photo Archive has undergone a MASSIVE update! Want to see pictures of the very first Ryanhood concert, in which Cameron performed in shorts? Want to see us backstage rehearsing with Glen Phillips from Toad The Wet Sprocket? Want to see if there’s a picture of YOU standing there watching us street perform at Quincy Market? Start digging, it’s all there!

The Start Somewhere Tour – Winter 2014 Dates 


Jan 28 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Shred Shed – more info
Jan 30 – Denver, CO @ The Walnut Room – more info
Jan 31 – Albuquerque, NM @ Outpost Performance Space – more info
Feb 1 – Flagstaff, AZ @ Firecreek Coffee House – more info
Feb 2 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom – more info
Feb 24 – Boston, MA @ Club Passim – more info
Feb 25 – New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall – more info
Feb 26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Burlap and Bean – more info
Feb 27 – Lewiston, ME @ Bates College – private show
Feb 28 – North Adams, MA

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