Ryder Green Band
Early in life, Ryder Green began captivating audiences with his virtuoso guitar work, delivering passionately uplifting blues drawn from many influences.
Now an accomplished singer/songwriter as well, his distinctive tone and infectious original songs and vocals ignite crowds of all ages. Whether wailing on his favorite Gibson Les Paul or changing it up for effect, Green brings a riveting energy on full throttle with sublime vintage blues, blistering hard blues and gritty shuffles.
With influences from the likes of Freddie King, Eric Gales, Chris Cain, Matt Schofield, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jeff Beck, Johnny Winter, Joe Bonamassa and many more, a kind of boosted, old soul vibe reaches out to listeners. One minute you’re hearing an original slow blues solo that transports you to the magic of blues masters of yesteryear. Next, you’ve got his own thundering rendition of “Goin’ Down” that became a signature selection. His many originals have now taken on a life of their own as well, and frequent fans at his shows eagerly anticipate those familiar sounds.
A true believer in the power of the blues to make you feel better, his music breathes a new generation of life into the genre.
Originally honing his chops at local blues jams, he now leads his own band, and has become well known for his improvisational skills and ability to come up with amazing riffs and melodies. He is a dedicated, very sociable career musician. Though writing and recording original songs, he loves to collaborate with other musicians and learn new techniques. He looks forward to helping other up-and-coming talents in the same way many have helped him.
Green and his band won the Golden Gate Blues Society’s 2017 International Blues Challenge, and will be representing them in Memphis at the end of January.
Ryder Green fronts the band on lead guitar and vocals. Derek Fresquez on rhythm guitar and vocals, Steve Romine on bass, and Jeffray Davis on drums. Together, these dedicated musicians bring an unstoppable aliveness to blues music.
A favorite quote from Johnny Winter about blues music:
“… It’s just something that makes me feel good. And if you give it half a chance, I can’t imagine anybody listening to blues and really getting depressed by it. I mean it’s the whole reason for listening to it, is it makes you feel better, not worse.You don’t just sit there and think everything is going bad—I’ll sing the blues and feel sorry for myself. It’s really not that way at all. Some people think, maybe that haven’t really heard it, and have that idea about it. It’s not true at all. It’s a real happy, feel-good music.…It’s the living music.”
—Johnny Winter, Legendary Licks Slide Guitar DVD
Jan. 19 - 7:30 pm
Jan. 19 - 9:30 pm
401 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94108