My name is Ryan Ward. I am a music enthusiast, as I picked up my first guitar at the tender age of 8. As of today, I still have a guitar within arms' reach. Music is everything in my life. It completes me in a way that is indescribable. I am sure most of you can relate. However, I shall stop at nothing in order to live my passion! Seven years ago, I first saw Mr. Beam on a late night show and was blown away at a solo act such as he. "Each Coming Night" was the song that hooked me. Coming from a solo/acoustic perspective, I instantly appreciated his approach and wanted more. My influences range from Lindsey Buckingham, Steve Howe, Chet Atkins, and many others. In closing, I would like to thank Mr. Beam for continuing the timeless folk sounds, in conjunction with 70's funk. Thank you for keeping music REAL, as we need to show the world music is still alive!!!