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Ryan Rocks Retronix!

Ryan Rocks Retronix!

Ryan Byrne plays Retronix 4-string basses

Freelance Bassist for Hire

| RYAN BYRNE - PRO BASSIST FOR HIRE |Hire freelance bassist Ryan Byrne for your next gig around Nashville or around the country.

Bassist for Stephen Cochran

| RYAN BYRNE - TOURING BASSIST FOR STEPHEN COCHRAN |

Click here for more information about about Ryan Byrne's role as bassist for Nashville recording artist/singer-songwriter Stephen Cochran.

Bassist for Nostalgic Distortion

|RYAN BYRNE - BASSIST FOR NOSTALGIC DISTORTION | Click here for more information about Ryan Byrne's role as bassist for New Hampshire indie-rock band Nostalgic Distortion.

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 movieĀ 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.