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Ryan Byrne: Pro Bassist | Music Educator | Web Designer
Ryan Byrne at a Glance:
Long-time bassist for Nashville recording artist/singer-songwriter Stephen Cochran
Freelance bassist for hire
Founder/co-frontman/bassist for New Hampshire indie-rock band Nostalgic Distortion
Digital Media Coordinator (and substitute teacher) for Knoxville Academy of Music
Owner/Operator of home-based web design/social media marketing agency 251 Media
A self-described "renaissance man", Ryan Byrne is a pro bassist, music educator, web designer, digital marketer, and small business man. He is the long-time bassist for Nashville recording artist/singer-songwriter, Stephen Cochran. He also works as a freelance bassist and has performed with actor/musician Larry Bagby (known to movie fans for his role as Johnny Cash's bassist in the hit movie Walk the Line), nationally acclaimed guitarist Steve Rutledge (Groove Evolution, Steve Holy), Courtney Dickinson, Tom Dixon, Marion Grace, and more. Byrne is also the founder/co-frontman/bassist of New Hampshire indie-rock band, Nostalgic Distortion.
After a 10-year-run, Byrne put Nostalgic Distortion on indefinite hiatus in late 2004, and left the White Mountains of northern New Hampshire for the hustle and bustle of Music City. Taking advantage of the opportunities offered to independent musicians in the new era of digital media, Byrne became a serious student of social media and it's powerful marketing potential. He delved into the world of WordPress web design, and began taking online courses in HTML, CSS, and PHP to improve his coding and design skills. This eventually led Byrne to rebranding and expanding his vanity recording labels (251 Records/Dissonance Records) into 251 Media, his home-based web design/social media marketing agency.