PARKER McCOLLUM & MIKE RYAN

River Road Ice House Presents

PARKER McCOLLUM & MIKE RYAN

Fri · July 28, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 12:00 am)

$12.00 - $40.00

Rain or Shine! $5 Upcharge at Door for Minors! www.riverroadicehouse.com

Parker McCollum
Parker McCollum
At just 23 years old, Parker McCollum is already earning comparisons to critically acclaimed artists like Ryan Bingham and John Mayer. However, the young singer-songwriter has also worked tirelessly to establish his own name, a fact that is evident on his striking full-length debut album, The Limestone Kid, which will be released on Feb. 24, 2015. The 11-song record (featuring nine originals written by Parker — a writer mature beyond his age — and a guest appearance from steel guitar legend Lloyd Maines) covers an impressive amount of musical ground, from the driving roots rock of “Lucy” to the introspective heartbreak of the album’s first single, “Meet You in the Middle.” A rising star on the regional music scene, McCollum and his stellar band plan to take their energetic show on tour this year to celebrate the release of The Limestone Kid.
Mike Ryan Band
Mike Ryan Band
He's is a soulful singer and songwriter with a powerful voice, stunning vocal range and some pretty tasty guitar chops. His mature voice and lived-in lyrics make one linger the first time they listen. Fortunately, for his loyal audience, he isn't going away anytime soon.

In 2010 Mike rose above 80 other competitors to win the 95.9 The Ranch Pickin' Party singer/songwriter competition, and every indication pointed to more musical success in the near future. His EP "The First One" was released that summer and produced 2 singles, "Slow Hand" and "Wont Let it Show" that reached the top 25 on the Texas Music Chart.

Educated and easy going, Mike's musical influences are as vast and varied as growing up in the internet age allows. Some favorites of his would include The Allman Brothers, The Eagles, ZZ Top The Rolling Stones, AC/DC....Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Ray Charles, Bill Withers....Bob Dylan, Elton John, Stevie Wonder... and they continue on down the list for about a mile and a half. Some of his favorite guitar players would be SRV, Gibbons, Mayer and Paisley.

He spent his college years at the University of North Texas which gave him the opportunity to be influenced and inspired by the large, eclectic musical community there as well. Mike Ryan is a genuine guy with genius talent, and the vision to surround himself with first rate musicians to help him maintain his direction, and you can bet that when the curtains roll back they'll light up the stage.

At an early age, he's poured a strong foundation for limitless and long-standing career. The strength of his ever-expanding guitar and vocal ability, as well as the desire to organize and maintain a band of bad asses, prove he is building a career to weather any storm. When it comes to Mike Ryan, whether it's listening to recordings or seeing him live, you realize you just experienced something special. The good kind of special. And then BAM! ...he finds a place in your list of favorites. You want more. You want to do it again. Mike Ryan is the real deal in a refreshingly down-to-earth package. Sincere smile included.
Venue Information:
River Road Ice House
1791 Hueco Springs Loop Rd
New Braunfels, TX, 78132
http://www.riverroadicehouse.com/