Ry has a wanderer’s heart in search of home and his songs reflect that. At a young age he woke up to a sense of wonder at the beauty of the mountains, deserts and coastline of his native California. What he experienced nourished a passion for creativity and exploration. He started writing lyrics and recording melodies when he was twelve, but didn’t have the musical ability to turn those into completed songs. Instead, Ry channeled his love for music and storytelling into film, becoming a sought after music video director and cinematographer in his adopted home base of Nashville, traveling the world and collaborating with some of his favorite artists for over a decade.
In the course of those years, Ry picked up a guitar and slowly learned the sounds to accompany the stories he wanted to tell. Nearly by accident, he started singing at his church and discovered the power of connecting with a room full of people through the shared experience of music. Ry had the unexpected opportunity in 2016 to open for one of his favorite bands, The Boxer Rebellion, on their North American "Ocean By Ocean" tour. Out on the road he sang songs from an unreleased album he had written about a complicated relationship. The vulnerability of standing alone on a stage in front of hundreds of strangers was electrifying and sparked a new season of creativity for Ry. After a bit of soul searching, he decided to shelve the songs he had written about his unrequited love and embrace the ones that took a deeper look inside himself and revealed more of the way he sees the world.
The result of his journey is a deeply personal EP, set to release in Spring 2019, that’s richly textured and layered with meaning. Recorded with the help of some of his dearest friends and role models in the industry, the songs on Love Unending take a candid look at Ry’s heart and history, unearthing a hunger to experience more of the world as well as a deep sense of gratitude for everything that he has already tasted and seen in this one wild and precious life.