Sean Ryder 6


Worcester, US   Jan 2014  

Artist Bio

Influences:   Gillian Welch, The Milk Carton Kids, The Civil Wars, Sarah Jarosz, R.L. Burnside, Pete Seeger, Willy Tea Taylor, Aaron Embry, Amanda Shires, Jason Isbell, Anais Mitchell, Eddie Vedder, Woody Guthrie, Jimmie Rodgers, Hank Williams, Willie Nelson

A man of many hats. Old enough to know better, but foolish enough not to care. Playing genre-crossing music in and around New England. My real name is Sean Ryder and I work in Worcester, MA... pronounced "wistah" by the locals. 😀

2020 will be my 7th FAWM. My goal for this year is to focus on the song, keep the recordings simple.

Please check out my various and sundry musical doings, and come to a show if you find yourself in Massachusetts:


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  • @mikegtz  Mar 5

    A little late getting to your songs but here I am!

  • @ductapeguy Mar 4

    How did I manage to get through FAWM without encountering one of.your songs? Sorry. Let me rectify this situation.

  • @tamsnumber4  Feb 17

    Thanks for commenting on my collab song "Who We Really Are", I appreciate it!

  • @musicbykatie  Feb 10

    Lol, @wistah ! That "nope" was actually in response to a comment. That video was snipped from a livestream and I was answering the question, "no reverb today?" that i had seen in the chat (it appears in the bottom left corner on the video). Thank you for that feedback <3

  • @davewermers Feb 10

    Thanks for checking out Broken Window. I appreciate the listen.

  • @s7even  Feb 8

    Thank you for checking out “The Preacher” it was definitely an honor to put music to such great lyrics by @srcoop

  • @jessicagraae  Feb 8

    I am glad I gave you some hope. Thanks for your comments on my song.

  • @forrandom  Feb 5

    Sweetest comment ever, thank you! It looks like your own FAWM is off to a great start and I'm excited to dive into your new stuff!

  • @cleanshoes Feb 5

    Hey! Good to "see" you again! Thanks so much for your compliments on 'West of Here.' Will hopefully be able to get a few more tunes out this month, so stay tuned. Hope you have a good FAWM!

  • @dzd  Feb 4

    It wasnt until reading your bio I realized where this imaginary land of Woostah was hahaha thanks for that info.I know my way to Worcester
    Wooster appears on no maps.

  • @mikeb Feb 4

    Thanks for the comment on my first 2020 FAWM song. I will take a 'no more snow' winter' for sure, or at least a 'keep it in Worcester' winter!

  • @mikedelaney Feb 3

    Thank you for your comments. I really appreciate it.

  • @s7even  Feb 3

    Thank you for checking out “Quicksand”. Glad to get that first song done. I didn’t realize you’re from mass as well. Awesome!

  • @tamsnumber4  Jan 30

    Happy FAWMing Sean!

  • @julieann Jan 30

    Hey Sean! Look forward to hearing your creations♫

  • @cts  Jan 25

    Wazzup, my man! Happy FAWMing to you, brother!

  • @kovbleu  Jan 23

    Have an amazing FAWM! Can't wait to hear what you create.

  • @the3queens  Jan 23

    Happy FAWMing Sean! Looking forward to hearing your songs!

  • @mikeb Jan 21

    Hi Sean, looking forward to your new songs this year!

  • @jacobeverettwallace  Jan 20

    Heya Sean! Hope you're over that nasty bug and getting ready for FAWM. Happy Feb!

  • @natrin Jan 20

    Hi, happy FAWMing 😀

  • @unpronounceable Jan 18

    Good to see you back! Rawk this FAWM!

  • @pfoo  Jan 18

    Hi Sean - Have a great FAWM!

  • @writeandwrong  Jan 16

    Hey, Wistah from Woostah It was great meeting you at FAWMStock! Hope you'll come back again this year! Don't forget the hat! hehe!