ABOUT RYAN

With a style similar to the likes of Elliott Smith, Nick Drake, and more, Hobler’s debut album, The Elusive Yes, is poised to be a masterpiece of powerfully moving songs that all listeners will be able to connect with intimately  - Earbuddy

Upbeat...catchy, well-crafted...with that early ’70′s Harry Nilsson/Gilbert O’Sullivan pop-ness about it.  It’s a good thing, especially in a time where “songwriters” are becoming scarce - Popdose

2014 NewSong Music Finalist 

Best of NYC Emerging Artists Americana/Folk Rock - Deli Magazine

Eclectic folk-pop singer and genre-jumping songwriter Ryan Hobler has been playing music in and around his native New York for nearly two decades. Performing in various bands and working as a professional audio engineer, Hobler developed a refined, lyric-driven style with a sound that combines intertwining layers of natural acoustic tones, transporting vocal harmonies and surprising arrangements. Thematically, his songs range from intimate personal stories to surreal allegorical explorations that have been praised for revealing a "love, defeat, and resilience in each track” (examiner.com).

Influenced by folk-rock heroes like Paul Simon, Elliott Smith, and Nick Drake, Hobler’s driving force is a desire to connect with others, inspire them, and create great art. In 2015, with the help of renowned producer Andy Baldwin (Bjork, St. Lucia, Wakey! Wakey!), Ryan released his debut album, The Elusive Yes. 

 

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NEWS & UPDATES

"BOB vs JACK vs THE WORLD" ELMORE MAGAZINE PREMIERE  

My latest musical concoction: "Bob vs. Jack vs. The World" is like "With or Without You" for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. And it just premiered to a nice writeup over on Elmore Magazine. It's the story about two frenemy thieves stuck quite literally in a dead-end situation. Imagine the last few minutes of the aforementioned film: the bandits are holed up, wounded and surrounded by the Bolivian army in an inescapable and unwinnable situation. Now just change "Butch" to "Bob", "Sundance" to "Jack" and the "Bolivians" to "The World." I wrote it thinking of this love/hate relationship I had with a friend of mine and then realized it sounded an awful like like that movie. Full disclosure: I still haven't seen that one in its entirety yet. Maybe I've seen just the end of it.  

NEWSONG MUSIC CONTEST FINALS AT LINCOLN CENTER 

Mega-excited to be performing as a Finalist in the prestigious NEWSONG MUSIC CONTEST this Saturday November 15th at LINCOLN CENTER(!). It's a judged two-part event: from 3pm-530pm all 12 Finalists -including yours truly - will perform one song and then, from 7-930pm, the top five artists will be selected to perform an additional two songs. I would love to see you face in the crowd so please come out and support me! The other Finalists are all wonderful and it should be a fantastic show. Check out below for links and all the information you need:

Sat Nov 15th:: 3pm & 7pm :: Lincoln Center David Rubinstein Atrium :: 61 West 62nd St :: NYC
 

NEW SONG MUSIC CONTEST FINALIST + LINCOLN CENTER + CMJ  

So many exciting developments over here in RYRY LAND. First and foremost, just a few days ago I was named a FINALIST in the prestigious NEW SONG MUSIC CONTEST which means I will be performing in competition at LINCOLN CENTER Saturday November 15th!! Previous winners of this contest include Ingrid Michaelson & Amber Rubarth. So honored and also Wooohooo! 

Next month, I'm ecstatic to finally be playing the CMJ Music Festival in NYC this October 22nd. Check out the SHOWS page for more info. 

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