SSG presents Mark Ryan!
Mark Ryan’s songs invite the audience to experience the world from different perspectives, not necessarily their own. His songs are connected by common themes of hope and redemption. He is not a commercial artist; he draws upon personal experiences to explore what matters most in a world full of distractions.
Mark’s songwriting began with grade school poetry. After a high school friend set one of his poems to music, Mark bought a cheap guitar and learned to strum by listening to records and playing along with a songbook. After high school, Mark moved to Vermont where he worked on the railroad and became a carpenter. Upon his return five years later, he gigged and performed showcases in NY and NJ with friends before earning his BA and becoming an English teacher.
Mark is a member of several songwriting groups, including the Skylands Songwriters Guild, NSAI (Nashville), and the Bergen County Songwriters Group. He was also a founding member of two NJ based modern country bands, Country Comfort and Free Country.
Come to listen or share a few songs - always fun!! $5 cover! Food and drinks available. SSG is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, charitable organization