Ryan Flaherty offers a flavorful stew of eclectic music. He parlays his skillful guitar chops and soulful vocals into refreshing compositions, reflecting elements of gypsy, flamenco, roadhouse swing and jazz. Styles of Eastern Europe, French Cafe and swing nurture his own brand of Americana.
Between 2005-2011, Flaherty played rhythm guitar for the award winning Gypsy Jazz trio Ameranouche. Flaherty has shared the stage with many talented musicians including John Jorgenson, Stephane Wrembel and Robin Nolan. As a member of Ameranouche, Flaherty has opened for many renowned artists including Esperanza Spalding, Herbie Hancock and The Carolina Chocolate Drops. Flaherty also opened for the Avett Brothers inKnoxville,TN.A highlight for Flaherty was performing at the 2008 Newport Jazz Festival.
You can hear the influence of gypsy flavored guitar textures resonating throughout, which is augmented by an array of masterful instrumentation from his band including accordion, violin, mandolin and upright bass. Flaherty’s percussive guitar playing is a masterful revelation that helps define his music. Even as stylistic genre shifts occur, the playing acts as the anchor to Flaherty’s full-on explorative musical journey.