Related Information for Ryan McdermottDave Matthews, Amos Lee, Matt Nathanson, Chris Thile, Damien Rice, Rod Stewart, Tom Petty, Jakob Dylan, Missy Higgins, Johnny Rzeznik, Glen Phillips are just a few of Ryan McDermott’s influences.Ryan grew up both on the baseball field and in the choir. He excelled in sports- and music. In his freshman year of high school Ryan picked up a guitar simply because he wanted to learn. Self taught, Ryan quickly found guitar was a natural fit. read more