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. Check out Ryan playing with The Voodoo Blues, Benton and Mckay, Mangione and Benton Jazz as well as solo and with other groups. 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.
Benton & McKay play First Friday in Leesburg at Loudoun Brewing Company, your favorite and best neighborhood brewery! Rock, Funk, Blues, Country, etc. and a good time will be had by all, and Smiling Tummy Thai food truck! 6-9pm, Friday, July 1.
Benton & McKay bring the foot-stomping, eclectic mix of Rock, Blues, Funk and Country to beautiful Waredaca Brewing in Laytonsville, MD from 5-8pm on Saturday, July 2nd!
Benton & McKay bring their fun blend of everything from rock to blues to country and funk to beautiful 8 Chains North Winery in Waterford on Saturday, July 9th from 2-5pm. Great wines, friendly staff and beautiful scenery!
Mangione & Benton play with vocalist Madeline Miller for an afternoon of great jazz at Maggie Malick Wine Caves from 1-5pm on Saturday, July 23rd. Come out for great wine, tunes and company!
Benton & McKay with Jess Schultzaberger at private party at Old Georgetown Swim Club. 6-9pm