SYTYCD Tonight & More!

Dearest Friends, How’s Summer treating you? It’s been amazing ‘round here… mildest and loveliest Summer I can remember in Chicago! So grateful. Got a few fun things to tell you this fine Summer day…


So thrilled to announce that my cover of “99 Red Balloons” from my recent "Covers, Vol. 1" album (iTunes) will be featured on TONIGHT'S episode of So You Think You Can Dance!! I so hope you’ll tune in, 8/7c on FOX! So very excited and honored to have my music be a part of the show again!! Ahhhh.


You may or may not know that I wrote and recorded all of the music for the TV show, “Kid President: Declaration of Awesome”! My very first Composer roll! I’m pleased to inform you that ALL 8 episodes of this sweet and wonderful show (featuring tons of new music from me!) is now FREE to watch online!!!

I think you’ll laugh, be inspired and even shed a few tears. Plus there are a TON of amazing guests throughout: First Lady, Michelle Obama, Gene Simmons, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Jamie Foxx, Christina Applegate, Lake Bell, Ingrid Michaelson, A Great Big World, Craig Robinson, Reggie Watts, Mario Lopez, Rainn Wilson, Kevin Costner & a TON more.

Binge watch ‘em all here!


A few weeks back, I had the incredible privilege of my cover of “I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" (iTunes) being danced to by dancers from the Scottish Ballet for the Opening Ceremonies of the Commonwealth Games! Such a highlight to see/hear my music in that beautiful and epic setting, and for the Queen no less!!!

Watch it here!

Thanks for reading, guys! Been working on lots of other new things to tell you about very, very soon! Can't wait!! Enjoy the rest of your Summer!!

Love, Ryan

P.S. here's a list of stuff i love right now…

1. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (this show is amazing. so so great.) 2. The Gap by Ira Glass (inspiring.) 3. Miniature Calendar (i love little things.. and i LOVE these little dioramas.) 4. Infographics (i love info graphics. this site is amazing and i can get lost for hours in it.)