Bio

In the exclusive terrain where the melodic and harmonic sensibilities of a weathered, Americana singer/songwriter meet the brashness of a seasoned punk rock artist, you'll find Ryland Fisher's boots firmly planted.  Influenced by modern solo artists like Ryan Adams, Jason Isbell, and Butch Walker, as well as classic rock/punk acts like Gin Blossoms, The Misfits, and The Ramones- his roots are evident yet tastefully confident, as Fisher carries his audience through an array of eras and styles in the unparalleled journey to his musical destinations. “Fisher’s songwriting draws effortlessly from these different genres and his vocals are able to capture this sound just as easily.” (Heath Andrews, Music Critic)  “Ryland Fisher is a tough artist to put into any one genre. Blending pop with rock and hints of country, he's an eclectic artist with a great talent.” (Female First, UK).  

If there’s one thing that makes Fisher stand out on his own as a bona-fide artist, it is undoubtedly his refined skill of procuring original, memorable melodies from his themes of life, love, and tragedy that effortlessly prompt a raw, emotional response.  “Ryland Fisher is a true natural. He has mastered the art of creating emotion from words and music…. the music provokes listening, not just hearing…a natural talent for putting personal emotion to meaningful melodies.” (Fan Quote)

Reputed for performing extended 4-hour-sets on a whim, playing 75+ solo shows annually, and writing at extraordinary frequencies, Fisher eagerly fits the role of a grinding, independent musician always honing his craft.  As a teenager and into his 20s, Fisher performed in the club circuit as a drummer and vocalist in various punk and rock & roll bands. Through intensive study of yesterday and today's greats, coupled with the desire to become a true student of the game, this relatively new artist has attained a euphonious knack for songwriting that he can truly call his own.

With the urge to take his seriousness for the craft to a more accessible level, Fisher built a professional recording studio, The Foxx Den, in his home in 2014 where he continues to produce new, original music. Officially, he has released two singles on his own label (H&V Recordings) that are available at all digital retailers.  The singles include 2013’s rocker, “All You Want” (co-written with Johnny Douglas), and 2015’s country ballad, “Leaving You Alone.” Unofficially, he has released 3 volumes of his “Acoustic Bootleg” series, which are available on Sound Cloud and YouTube.  As a member of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), Fisher has developed a passion for co-writing with other songwriters across the country--working with both lyricists and musicians of all volumes.  As he continues to perform at Chicago’s most prominent and historic venues, he is also quickly becoming a part of Nashville’s world-famous songwriting community, making “Nash-Vegas” his new home away from home.