22-year-old Ryan Harder has been making a name for himself in the Peugeot sound music scene over the last couple of years, playing acoustic traditional delta blues and original tunes. His slide guitar and technical playing style has landed him spots opening for national touring acts such as, Austin Texas' Carrolyn Wonderland, Blind Pig artists, The Lloyd Jones Struggle, and Alligator Records' Mourice John Vaughan. Ryan's mission is to give credit where credit is due when performing blues music. History lessons are always a part of his shows, enlightening audiences about some of the most influential performers in blues history. Ryan has been invited back for the third year in a row to perform at Tacoma's Old Town Blues Festival as well as a host of other venues for the summer. He is currently a student at Western Washington University, studying history and education where he hopes to teach in public schools.
Ryan Harder photo from Sun. Aug 12 @ Gas Works Park the Washington Blues Society - Picnic/Concert/Bluesfest with; Harmonica Playboy & His Midnight Movers - The Mark Whitman Band - Tim Casey & the Bluescats - David Brewer and the Intimidators.