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Tucson, Arizona, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2003 | SELF

Tucson, Arizona, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2003
Duo Folk Singer/Songwriter




"Ryanhood: Start Somewhere"

“Hood’s vocal delivery brings an affecting authenticity. Throughout, they play furiously together and Green’s melodic leads and solos often provide the highlights. Their trademark acoustic folk-pop sound will remind some listeners of the work of Dan Fogelberg and Simon & Garfunkel.” - Tucson Weekly

"Ryanhood's Return"

“Powerfully genuine… Tracks that convey positive messages of hope, acceptance, change, growth, and a better understanding of life’s lessons. Ryanhood should be applauded for having the courage and sense of self to be so open-hearted in a hard, cruel world.” - Zocolo Magazine


Acoustic guitar duo Ryanhood set the Pause aflame last Saturday with an arsenal of catchy songs, affable charm and infectious energy that held the audience comfortably captive all night long.

The band, comprised of Ryan Green and Cameron Hood (hence the name), plays an addicting blend of folk, rock and pop, unified through the rich, rough-hewn sounds of the duo's acoustic guitars. Thematically favoring songs about love, dreams and lessons learned, Ryanhood freshens this familiar territory with thoughtfully crafted material, athletic guitar riffs and playful vocal harmonies. And the awesome ties don't hurt. - Manitou Messenger


The duo’s thoughtful approach to music harks back to James Taylor, Simon & Garfunkel, and Crosby, Stills, & Nash. It’s a sound that shimmers seductively, rather than overwhelming you with ferocious volume and studio effects - Tucson Lifestlye


A heartfelt slice of hook-heavy, folk-laced pop, complete with introspective musings and lush instrumentals. - The Daily Wildcat


The World Awaits demonstrates a lot of the band’s strengths—their effortless way with a hook, Green’s proficiency as a guitarist, their appealing vocal harmonies—and sounds fantastic. As long as the album ends up in the right hands, it’s difficult to imagine that it wouldn’t end up making a dent at AAA radio stations. - Tucson Weekly


Plenty of bands can appeal to the senses on a highly altered CD, but few can bring that sound to the stage like Ryanhood...the two didn't present a poor song in their entire set. - Royal Purple News


Ryanhood are most concerned about connecting with an audience, through their songs, demeanor and entire approach to being a band...everyone is welcome to their metaphorical house to rub elbows and get familiar.... These are positive songs, rooted in realizations of the importance of personal connections...[They want] people to hear and connect. - Tucson Citizen


Enough pop to be radio hits and enough folk that it's still cool to listen to them. The lyrics are about love, life, and living. The gentle yet energetic acoustic guitar playing gives these songs a carefree feeling, lifting the serious tone that so often weighs acoustic music down. - The Anchorage Press


Ryan Green and Cameron Hood are equal halves of one of the hottest new bands in the college market today...one of our most requested acts by college buyers all across the country. These two guys came within one vote of taking the Brightest Rising Star category in this year’s Reader’s Choice Awards. It is clear that students love their music and their show. - Campus Activities Magazine


Ryanhood took stage at 8 p.m. Consisting of two guitars and two guys in ties, this band won the crowd by 8:02. Receiving a standing ovation, I think Ryanhood will be this generation’s new mix of Simon and Garfunkel, America and U2. - Idaho State Journal


The unsigned band seems like a match made in radio heaven. Ryanhood got a standing ovation after its act opening for pop star Jason Mraz. Cameron Hood and Ryan Green, armed with finger-flying acoustic-guitar solos, vocal harmonies and crowd-pleasing banter, easily won over the audience of more than 1,500. - Arizona Daily Star

"Discovery of the Year"

"Discovery of the year . . . Fabulous harmonies and awesome musical chops." - John Platt, WFUV (NYC)

"Acoustic Guitar Magazine Feature"

"The duo’s rock roots are evident in their high-energy performances and especially in the guitar work of Green . . . [but] their music taps into contemporary folk and pop too, showcasing tight vocal harmonies as much as instrumental interplay." - Acoustic Guitar Magazine

"PopMatters Review"

“Green and Hood expertly weave pop-sensible tracks that ride the alternative folk wave straight into a medley of musical influences.” - PopMatters


"Start Somewhere" (2013)

"After Night Came Sun" (2011)

"The World Awaits" (2009)
Produced by Grammy-winner Ross Hogarth.

"Forward" (2004)
Features the single 'Gardens and the Graves', which recieved airplay on Clear Channel AAA radio.

"Sad and Happiness" (2003)



Named ‘Best Group/Duo’ in the 2014 International Acoustic Music Awards (IAMA’s), acoustic-duo Ryanhood got their first break more than a decade ago as street-performers at Boston’s Quincy Market. It was there that they were spotted by a college booking agent and thrust into the college touring scene, where Campus Activities Magazine would name them “one of the most requested acts by college buyers all across the country.” They’ve since gone on to perform more than 800 shows in 42 U.S. states over the past decade and have shared stages with Jason Mraz, Matt Nathanson, Train, American Authors, and have even been tweeted about by Ellen DeGeneres.

Cameron Hood’s rich and folky lead vocals, Ryan Green’s explosive guitar and mandolin riffs, and their airtight vocal harmonies prompted the Arizona Daily Star to call them, “a match made in radio heaven.”

Their fifth and newest album, Start Somewhere, finds the band returning to the intimate storytelling and acoustic guitar interplay that was a hallmark of their early work as buskers. They currently reside in their hometown of Tucson, AZ, where they have won more than a dozen Tucson Music Awards including “Best Folk Band” and “Best Rock Band” (you can decide for yourself which is most accurate).

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