Ryan Benton is a pianist, guitarist and vocalist performing solo, duo and band shows throughout Northern VA, Western MD, Southern PA and Washington DC areas. A trained musician with a degree in music from James Madison University, Ryan has been performing blues, pop, jazz and rock in acoustic and electric acts for over 25 years. Ryan is currently performing shows in his eclectic, solo acoustic act on vocals/piano/guitar featuring a crowd pleasing mix of favorites from the 60's to today as well as blues, southern rock classics and original music. Ryan also performs regularly with The Voodoo Blues , a New Orleans style blues and funk band, and Junk Jazz, a jazz combo performing jazz standards and funky fusion. Ryan has been a staple in the MD and NoVA music circles for over a decade now, and always looks forward to the opportunity bring the joy of great music to new audiences.

The Voodoo Blues records first album this coming February! 

The Voodoo Blues is set to record its first Album starting this February, 2017 at The Sound studios in Hagerstown, MD. We're planning on 12 songs with at least 8 original compositions. Expect a funky, bluesy, soulful, boogie woogie New Orleans happy Bon Temps experience.

The album should be available by late Spring 2017.

More to come!

Cajun Fest at Breaux Vineyards this weekend! 

Join The Voodoo Blues this Saturday, June 11th at Breaux Vineyards for the 19th Annual Cajun Fest and Crawfish Boil! Event is from 11am-6pm and we play from 11:30am-3pm. It's going to be Bon Temps blast so come on out! 


Breaux Vineyards this Friday 

Going to get people movin' and groovin' this Friday at Breaux Vineyards, 5-9pm. Special Guest Chris Harry B Crawford on drums! https://www.facebook.com/events/650463195094167/

March Madness for Ryan Benton and The Voodoo Blues 

Saturday 3/5/16 - The Voodoo Blues at Breaux Vineyards, Purcellville VA 1-4pm
Saturday 3/12/16 - Ryan Benton on piano (plenty of Irish Tunes added in honor of St. Pat's!) at Terra Nebulo Vineyards, Waterford VA 1-4pm
Saturday 3/19/16 - The Voodoo Blues at Breaux Vineyards, Purcellville VA 1-5pm
Thursday 3/31/16 - The Voodoo Duo at Firestone's Culinary Tavern, Frederick, MD 10pm-1am

Sunday 3/20 to Sunday 3/27 - On Vacation for Spring Break! See ya when I'm back for the 31st show!

Terra Nebulo Grand Opening Saturday February 6th 

This Saturday, February 6th The Voodoo Blues plays at the grand opening of beautiful Terra Nebulo Vineyards in Waterford, VA. 1-5pm, Mardis Gras theme with Cajun Food where we'll be playing tons of bon temps Mardis Gras music to accompany the wine. http://www.terranebulo.com/

Catch a variety of shows in January! 

January 9th, Saturday - The Voodoo Blues at Jojo's Restaurant and Taphouse, Frederick, MD 9pm-1am (come out for T-shirts and be in our video!)

January 16th, Saturday - Ryan Benton Trio at Palio Ristorante, Leesburg, VA 7pm-10pm - Jazz, funk, blues and oldies, a great time!

January 23rd, Saturday - Ryan Benton solo at Waredaca Brewing Company, Laytonsville, MD 5pm-8pm - a lot of bluegrass-y guitar at this show!

November Saturday shows coming up 

On Saturday November 7th from 7-10pm, get on out to The Cajun Experience in Leesburg, VA for some NOLA Funk and blues by The Voodoo Blues! Most likely we'll be inside for this show unless the weather is unseasonably great!

On Saturday, November 14th The Voodoo Blues will be at Breaux Vineyards in Purcellville, VA. A beautiful place with fantastic wines and a French Quarter theme! What could be better? 1-4pm.

Nick's Taverna and Palio this weekend 

This week in Music, I'm at Nick's Taverna in Ashburn this Friday, October 9th from 9pm-12am playing solo acoustic. Sing-a-long stuff, come out and get happy!

Saturday October 10th I'm playing at Palio in Leesburg 7pm-10pm as a trio with Dave Clements and Chris Crawford, doing some favorites and blues as well as some contemporary jazz. (that's what they asked for, so that's what we're playing, folks ;) )

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Mangione & Benton Jazz Quartet at Arc of Loudoun Annual Gala

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Lansdowne Resort, 44050 Woodridge Pkwy, Leesburg, VA 20176

Mangione and Benton Jazz play the annual Arc of Loudoun Gala at Lansdowne Resort to benefit the great programs at the Arc of Loudoun. Event is 6-11pm with M&B jazz playing throughout the night and The Reflex closing out the night 9-11pm. Tucker Benton on Sax and Upright Bassist with us too.


The Voodoo Blues at Leesburg Flower and Garden Show

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Leesburg Town Green, 25 W. Market St., Leesburg, VA

The Voodoo Blues is back at then annual Leesburg Flower and Garden Show on Saturday, April 20th from 1-5pm at the Beer Garden which is by the Acoustic Green area off of Market St!


Mangione & Benton Jazz Trio at Casa Nostra

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Casa Nostra, 2 W Market St., Leesburg, VA 20176

Mangione & Benton Jazz Trio bring jazz standards and jazzy renditions of pop and soul tunes back to Casa Nostra in Leesburg every 5th Saturday in 2019 from 7-11pm! Great vibe, friendly staff and amazing Italian Cuisine paired with sweet tunes! Special guest Shawn Dennison on bass!


Mangione & Benton at Lansdowne Resort Jazz Brunch

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Lansdowne Resort, 44050 Woodridge Pkwy, Leesburg, VA 20176

Chris and Ryan play guitar and piano on great jazz tunes at Lansdowne Resort's Riverside Hearth restaurant for Jazz Brunch on third Sunday of every month from 10:30am-1:30pm! Great food, drinks, staff, and tunes!