Oklahoma-born Singer/Songwriter Mike P. Ryan writes heartfelt songs about the emotions and experiences of everyday people. Mike's music has been called “the work of a consummate storyteller who nails his subject matter with warmth and understanding." His melodies have been described as "absolutely magical" and his lyrics have been called "unique and perfectly crafted." A natural raconteur, Mike is an instant hit with live audiences. A prolific and highly-respected songwriter, he has won numerous awards in national and international songwriting competitions and has been selected to perform at music and songwriting festivals nationwide. Based in Northern Virginia, Mike performs live at venues, festivals, and events nationwide. A combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan he volunteers with Musicians On Call, an organization that brings live music to the bedsides of hospital patients including wounded service members.