Ryan Burns

Writer, Musician, Producer

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Versatile, experienced Americana, rock, indie writer with credits like Mack Trucks + upcoming Amazon series! Session vocals, fingerstyle guitar, banjo, and more

Hi, I'm Ryan, a professional songwriter and session musician from Chicago!

I specialize in folk, Americana, and indie rock songwriting, but am comfortable in our new genre-less world. I've written on projects for Mack Trucks, an upcoming Amazon TV series, and the US Army along with dozens of podcasts, Youtube channels, and numerous independent artists.

I'm a multi-instrumentalist, able to provide session work on banjo, male vocals, fingerstyle guitar, flatpicked guitar, electric guitar, bass, mandolin, or keyboard. For the banjo I specialize in Scruggs and melodic style 3-finger playing, but am also comfortable in clawhammer. I've studied under Greg Cahill and attended Bela Fleck's banjoj camp.

Along with songwriting and session work I'm able to provide full band productions from my studio in Chicago. I've composed and produced works to brief for games on Steam and Youtube channels as well as my commercial work featured on Amazon.

Please feel free to contact me with the green button above and we can talk about how I can make your project a reality!

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.


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  1. Review by David Buckley
    by David Buckley

    Ryan is a fantastic musician. He has played guitars and sang vocals on three songs I have worked on, and each time he brought something really unique to the party. He's versatile, professional, and has always given me options to play around with. His studio setup is first-class as are his production chops. I highly recommend Ryan as a session musician.

    David Buckley
    (Film & TV composer)

Jealous of the Saints by Ryan Burns & The Vocal Ghosts

I was the Songwriter, Singer, Acoustic Guitar, Lyricist, Producer in this production

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