23 years old raised by wolves in the mountains of Transylvania, Ryan Foss is a modern day "Romulus and Remus," the wolf boy raised on rhythm and blues.
Preppy good looks, honest demeanor, distinctive voice and upbeat melodies, "relevant lyrics felt with emotion," these might best describe Ryan Foss as a musician and recording artist. He's an "old soul" with youthful exuberance who plays in the tradition of the poet troubadour.
His songs are filled with layers of chords, combined with hooks and rhythms, plus tinges of afro-beats and jazzy surf riffs.
His musical Influences range from "old school folk" such as Woody Guthrie, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, to more contemporary "indie" artists like Jack Johnson, Wilco, and David Gray.
File under "indie rock" and the emerging national "Alt-folk" scene.
Ryan Foss is going somewhere fast with his budding career. In a very short time this young man has opened for folk legend Tom Paxton (and was billed for the Troubadour Series) at the prestigious Guthrie Center in Great Barrington, MA. He has participated in festivals such as the Apple Squeeze in Lenox, Ma and the FOD Fest in West Stockbridge, MA. Foss has opened at the Colonial Theater in Pittsfield, MA and played in clubs like The Gypsy Joynt in Great Barrington, MA, Rumpy's Tavern in Lenox, MA, The Stagecoach Inn in Sheffield, MA, and The Linda in Albany, NY. Ryan Foss has performed live in the studio at radio stations WICN (90.5) in Worchester, MA, WBCR (97.7) in Great Barrington, MA and was filmed for ABC Boston's documentary on Great Barrington and its music scene. He has also toured in Spain.
Ryan Foss's debut CD is currently being recorded in the studio and will be out in the Spring of 2013.