RYAN LAYDEN is a unique artist in the folk genre touching many areas and styles. He's been described as "an intense, emotional performer and songwriter." Drawing from many influences including Jeff Buckley, RYAN uses folk as a basis for his art while reaching into rock and many other genres to create a totally new experience for the listener. Ryan is a popular performer in Austin, Texas, also know as "THE LIVE MUSIC CAPITAL OF THE WORLD." In 2012, he placed second in Austin's highly competitive "Singer Songwriter of the Year."