Ryan Fine has had an incredible start to his music career in Nashville. He has netted over 1.2 million streams from his music on Spotify and won Nashville’s Best Instrumentalist of 2019 and 2020 in the Nashville Scene’s Reader’s Poll. He is following all of these accomplishments with his new Square One EP.
Ryan is from Cincinnati, OH, where he began honing his skills as a performer, songwriter, pianist, and producer at the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music. He had his own jazz pop group (Ryan Fine & The Media) and played many shows, including a set at Midpoint Music Festival in 2016. This is also when he released his first studio album, Alone With Dreamers, which City Beat Magazine said “shined a bright light on the essence of his impressive songwriting”.
Ryan is excited about his new EP, Square One, produced by Andy Sheridan (Ben Rector, Hunter Hayes). This four song EP was co-written with some of his favorite Nashville-based songwriters and each song went through many stages to get to where they are on the finished product. While Ryan is pleased with the pieces of him in each of these songs, he also knows he couldn’t have done this alone.
“One of my biggest challenges and greatest triumphs on Square One was learning to let go a bit and embrace the talented people around me. I am extremely proud of the songs I’ve written and knew they would speak for themselves, but the way they actually turned out on the EP is better than I ever could have imagined.”
On top of Ryan’s artist career, he also co-writes for other musicians and bands, plays piano for other projects and private events, has songs that have made it as television placements, and recently started a custom songwriting business called Fine-Tuned Custom Songs. Ryan is happy to be in a place where he can survive on music and pour all of his time and energy into it, and also incredibly excited to share his new EP with everyone, whether it be online or in person at one of his shows.