To consider local SF Bay Area MC, singer and songwriter Ryan Greene a prolific artist would be an understatement. Since the mid-80’s, Bay Area native, Ryan Greene has devoted his life path to music and for this, has reaped the benefits of being a tenacious and charismatic staple in the Bay Area music scene. Making the transition from graffiti writer, to graphic artist, and now arranger, composer, producer, singer and emcee, Ryan Greene is an all-in-one package, with talent and skill that begs for comparison. Golden Shelltoes (self released), Ryan’s debut solo album, is the mark of three + years of writing, composing, designing, collaborating and many sleepless nights spent in the solitude of his personal recording studio. The result? An album that boasts star power, expert production and is as much hip hop, as it is blues, old school, r&b, soul and dirty funk. Ryan has played succeful Golden Shelltoes live shows with Digital Underground, Das EFX, Tom Greene, Canibus, Devin The Dude, Bun B, Gift Of Gab, Bang Data, The Jazz Mafia, Z man from One Block Radius, Raw Deluxe, Felonius, Zeph and Azeem, Living Legends (Various groups and solo acts), Broun Felinis, Oakland Faders, Stymie and the Pimp Jones Love Orchestra, Lunar Heights, Crown City Rockers, Marc Stretch and many more SF Bay Area greats. Ryan Greene and Jamie Way have recently teamed up to create blends of Soul and Blues with heavy Hip Hop drums, and a dash of Jazz in their new project Chickenhead Johnson which is set to be released this summer. Chickenhead Johnson is on the road right now with a line up formed from the SF bay areas best live players and vocalists.
“Ryan Greene has long been an energetic force in bridging the gap between the live musician community and the beats & rhymes contingent…a versatile and talented artist with interesting musical ideas.” — Eric K. Arnold for SF Weekly.