eMy name is Jim Ryan. I have been living
in the Quad Cities all my life. I make my own original concrete
indoor/outdoor sculpture designs in Isabel Bloom's original technique
with a variety of color finishes since 1984, however, my greatest
love is entertaining people with music. I have been playing in
the Quad Cities for the past 20 years. I first started my musical
career at Tortilla Flats around 1985 after being heard at local
venues during Toys For Tots Fund Raisers. Since then I have entertained
thousands over the last two decades at many local establishments.
I currently perform as a solo artist for
Quad City marathons, fund raisers, and small venues. Larger venues
I play with my main band "GRAY WOLF" (since 2001). I came in second
to the Band "Keep Off The Grass" in the Oil Music Awards under
the Acoustic Section as a Solo Artist.
The music I love to play is mostly Classic
Rock and Blues, Country Rock, or my own originals. I produced
my first original music CD (Just James 1st. Attempt) in 2003,
and have a 2nd CD in the works. I have sold many copies during
the shows Iíve played over the last couple years. The appreciation
and positive feedback Iíve received from my fans has given me
the greatest sense of accomplishment Iíve known.
People tell me I sound like a cross between
Jim Croce, James Taylor, and Jimmy Buffet. Iím blessed if I can
sound like any of these three (must be in the name)!!
Contact me, Jim Ryan, at 309-764-3909
or 309-236-9356, for either a great Band or solo performance.
James M. Ryanuad City marathons,
fund raisers, and small venues. Larger venues I play with my main