Peter und Paul Festival in Bretten, Germany 2013
Each summer there is a medieval faire called "Peter und Paul Festival" that is hosted in the small town of Bretten, Germany. I have the pleasure of attending and performing in this more than 500 year-old cultural festival and getting to experience the various ways to express different types of music! This centuries-long tradition of celebrating the town's heritage and culture begins with the earliest of the events dating back to 1504 when the town of Bretten was successfully
Wine Bar Performance in Pasadena
I will be performing with Ken Soderlund and Hai Muradian at "Pop Champagne" in Pasadena on Sunday, November 3rd from 7-9 PM. Be sure to make reservations early. Hope to see you there! Michael http://www.popchampagnebar.com/about-pop/ 33 East Union Street, Pasadena (626) 795-1295
OKTOBERFEST: A Bavarian Celebration!
The Bavarian German holiday of d'Wiesn has been celebrated for over two hundred years and, since its origin, remains to be the exciting Oktoberfest celebration that we know it as today! So last weekend, my good friend (Bill Landrey) and I decided to experience Oktoberfest a bit closer to home and headed down to the Phoenix Club in Anaheim. People sat at long tables listening to an authentic Bavarian band and enjoying beer, sauerkraut and bratwurst. It wasn't long before we w
Michael Ryan's Musical Journal
Michael Ryan's Musical Journal is dedicated to helping its readers find a deeper understanding of the importance of music as an expression of self and how music can transcend language barriers and cultures to create a unique concert experience. Through this musical journal, I will explain the dimensions which drive my love for the art of musical expression in the form of concert performance. Through the use of photos, concert reviews, interviews with artists, comment and answ