A Massachusetts-based singer/songwriter and guitarist whose soulful mix of rock, folk, R&B, Americana, and funk has drawn comparisons to John Mayer
and Martin Sexton
, Ryan Montbleau received his first guitar at the age of nine, but didn't set out to make his name in music until his college years at Villanova.
A fixture in the Boston music scene, Montbleau honed his skills at coffee shops, folk venues, clubs, and even the Boston House of Blues before forming the Ryan Montbleau Band
, who released their debut album, One Fine Color, in 2006. The band would endure numerous lineup changes throughout their career, but still managed to play around 200 shows a year, releasing a slew of well-received studio LPs like Patience on Friday (2007), Heavy on the Vine (2010), For Higher (2012), Growing Light (2015), and I Was Just Leaving (2017), as well as numerous live outings. ~ James Christopher Monger, Rovi