Ryan Dishen

Folk, Punk, Music, Boredom.
Had to camp out in the desert last night… Made for a nice morning! 
#az #coonbluff #saguaro #cactus

Had to camp out in the desert last night… Made for a nice morning!
#az #coonbluff #saguaro #cactus

I think I’ve found the hill-billy capital of Oregon… Congratulations Medford. Someone bring them some McDonald’s, quick! #medford #whitetrash #bubbas #merica

I think I’ve found the hill-billy capital of Oregon… Congratulations Medford. Someone bring them some McDonald’s, quick! #medford #whitetrash #bubbas #merica

Snowing on our little car! #olympia #thewater #accord #snow #wa

Snowing on our little car! #olympia #thewater #accord #snow #wa

Headin’ to tonight’s show at #osteria in #SF. Beautiful view on the Bay Bridge, gettin excited! #acousticbistro #ryandishentour

Headin’ to tonight’s show at #osteria in #SF. Beautiful view on the Bay Bridge, gettin excited! #acousticbistro #ryandishentour

My Northwest tour starts tomorrow in Big Sur! Check out www.ryandishen.com for show dates
#bigsur #taphouse #ryandishentour #newwindows #northwest

My Northwest tour starts tomorrow in Big Sur! Check out www.ryandishen.com for show dates
#bigsur #taphouse #ryandishentour #newwindows #northwest

Filling out posters for the upcoming Northwest tour, this one is for Seattle!
#caferacer #seattle #northwest #ryandishentour 
#DIY #hipsters

Filling out posters for the upcoming Northwest tour, this one is for Seattle!
#caferacer #seattle #northwest #ryandishentour
#DIY #hipsters

Watch Ryan Dishen on Guitar Center Singer Songwriter 3 With Don Was

I’v entered some songs from my youtube page into this songwriter contest for fun. Please check out the page and watch a video if you have a minute… it’s primarily a popularity contest so I’m unlikely to stand a chance unless some kind “followers” wish to help out by watching and sharing :)

(New Orleans, 2013) 

In the land of voodoo, with fire in my icy blue eyes

I dig the rhythm, the static pulse of southern bugs

and buzzing people dancing throughout the New Orleans’ streets.

There are those laying low in the comfort of a classic jazz club,

or a cafe with the feel of a home, but not the kind you simply live in,

but rather one where you belong.

I’m swimming in the thickness, my body attempts to drown itself in this

environment.

I swallow nails, whiskey, local bars call me by name and my stomach

lacks protein

I fill it with filth, strum on my guitar with desperation and collect crumbs

and generous offerings of kind words sent my way.

My soul stays guarded and I keep it on a leash but expose it to the crowd.

Can I really be just an exhibit, a zoo animal, a carnivourous beast

thirsty for love and warmth in my surroundings?

Kerouac so cooly watches over me with such a knowing smirk

and I admire his ability to let it all go and not give a shit.

I fear elegance is dead.

We now suffocate in the shallow mainstream.

I need a book and a place to hide.

I need life. I need music.

-Ryan Dishen

San Francisco, The Brainwash Cafe.

San Francisco, The Brainwash Cafe.

My mates from Pan (the Band) drinking with a local in New Orleans.

My mates from Pan (the Band) drinking with a local in New Orleans.

Hanging with The Clash, Austin, TX.

Hanging with The Clash, Austin, TX.

After performing at Neutral Grounds Coffee in New Olreans, LA.

After performing at Neutral Grounds Coffee in New Olreans, LA.

Live in Houston at Super Happy Fun Land. Weirdest coolest venue.

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Moab was sweet!
#moab #archesnationalpark #sanddunearch #utah

Moab was sweet!
#moab #archesnationalpark #sanddunearch #utah