“DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR.”
– John Platt, WFUV (NYC)
Named ‘Best Group/Duo’ in the 2014 International Acoustic Music Awards, acoustic-duo Ryanhood got their first break more than a decade ago as street-performers at Boston’s Quincy Market. It was there that they were spotted by a college booking agent and thrust into the college touring scene, where Campus Activities Magazine would name them “one of the most requested acts by college buyers all across the country.” They’ve since gone on to perform more than 800 shows in 45 U.S. states over the past decade and have shared stages with Jason Mraz, Matt Nathanson, Train, and many more.
Cameron Hood’s rich and folky lead vocals, Ryan Green’s explosive guitar and mandolin riffs, and their airtight vocal harmonies prompted the Arizona Daily Star to call them, “a match made in radio heaven.”
And their star is still on the rise. They were recently named the “Discovery of the Year” by John Platt at WFUV New York City, and were a featured act at Australia’s National Folk Festival in April 2018. Their sixth and newest album, Yearbook, is led by their signature two-part vocal harmonies, decorated with flares of guitar, ukulele, and mandolin, and centers on songs about being young, growing old, and making peace with the passing of time. They currently reside in their hometown of Tucson, AZ, where they have won more than a dozen Tucson Music Awards including “Best Folk Band” and “Best Rock Band” (you can decide for yourself which is most accurate).
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"Discovery of the year . . . Fabulous harmonies and awesome musical chops."
- John Platt, WFUV New York City
“Green and Hood expertly weave pop-sensible tracks that ride the alternative folk wave straight into a medley of musical influences.”
"The pair create indie folk with a bit of bounce, but don’t let the feel-good attitude in the music distract you from the seriously dexterous guitar work."
"The duo’s rock roots are evident in their high-energy performances and especially in the guitar work of Green . . . [but] their music taps into contemporary folk and pop too, showcasing tight vocal harmonies as much as instrumental interplay."
– Acoustic Guitar Magazine
"True showmanship . . . They consistently deliver an amazing live performance."
– CD Blender
"There were touches of the magic that Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel capture so flawlessly."
- Raleigh Music
“Nestled in a great pocket, feeling all at once focused on storytelling and intimacy while not being afraid to wield a big musical stick.”
– For Folk's Sake
“Powerfully genuine . . . Tracks that convey positive messages of hope, acceptance, change, growth, and a better understanding of life’s lessons. Ryanhood should be applauded for having the courage and sense of self to be so open-hearted in a hard, cruel world.”
– Zocalo Magazine
“Hood’s vocal delivery brings an affecting authenticity. Throughout, they play furiously together and Green’s melodic leads and solos often provide the highlights. Their trademark acoustic folk-pop sound will remind some listeners of the work of Dan Fogelberg and Simon & Garfunkel.”
– Tucson Weekly
“The band seems like a match made in radio heaven. Ryanhood got a standing ovation after its act opening for pop star Jason Mraz. Cameron Hood and Ryan Green, armed with finger-flying acoustic-guitar solos, vocal harmonies and crowd-pleasing banter, easily won over the audience of more than 1,500.”
– Arizona Daily Star
"A heartfelt slice of hook-heavy, folk-laced pop, complete with introspective musings and lush instrumentals."
– Daily Wildcat
"Green’s songs with Hood, at this point, have the synergy that mostly comes from musicians who have known each other for a good deal of their lives growing together as artists. "
– Queen City Sound
"Enough pop to be radio hits and enough folk that it's still cool to listen to them."
– The Anchorage Press
“One of the most requested acts by college buyers all across the country.”
– Campus Activities Magazine
"Ryanhood took stage at 8 p.m. Consisting of two guitars and two guys in ties, this band won the crowd by 8:02. Receiving a standing ovation, I think Ryanhood will be this generation’s new mix of Simon and Garfunkel, America, and U2."
– Idaho State Journal