A band is only as strong as its center. Lose the core and the band falls off the rails.

Dain Ryan photo by Jojo

Dain Ryan
photo by Jojo

Ryan holds down the bottom end for not one, but currently four bands in the Portland area. Whether he’s playing for over 8,000, a sold out show at the Aladdin Theater, or at the Crystal Ballroom, you can catch him with the outstanding Stone in Love Journey tribute band, the power R&B group Ants in the Kitchen, and slammin’ Dirty Little Fingers playing electrified, as well as grabbing the upright and laying down alt-Americana sweetness with Brian Harrison and the Last Draw. Rock, A fifth generation musician, Ryan covers the gamut from funk, soul, blues, jazz… whatever the gig needs, he brings it.

Dain has shared the stage with the Gin Blossoms, Stephen Percy of Ratt, and recently played on live at KINK FM102’s “Bing Lounge” doing Stone in Love with special guest Deen Castronovo of Journey.