Ryan Dishen

Folk, Punk, Music, Boredom.
Outside of last nights gig in Huntsville Alabama, with @cobradunlee (Ben de la Cour) #humphreys #huntsville #sweethome

Outside of last nights gig in Huntsville Alabama, with @cobradunlee (Ben de la Cour) #humphreys #huntsville #sweethome

Later that night in Tulsa… I became a flamengo. Undercurrent Lounge.

Later that night in Tulsa… I became a flamengo. Undercurrent Lounge.

Tulsa, OK. View of a lifting storm from the top of a parking garage.

Tulsa, OK. View of a lifting storm from the top of a parking garage.

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.