Ryan Sweezey

"Young and up and coming rock star Ryan Sweezey is a newly chiseled gem in our music community. With million dollar pop/rock songs all day long, killer voice and rock solid guitar skills, Ryan has the potential of a John Mayer type career" - Tom Bianchi, 24Hour Music

Listen to this! : Ryan Sweezey – Live at Lizard Lounge
-Red Line Roots
"Ryan Sweezey may seem understated when you first see him step onto the stage. A t shirt and glasses is how he graces the “cover” of this live recording…but once he starts singing you are gripped with his emotion and the way that he croons each word of his songs. Dude’s voice is smooth like velvet and he plays with a passion that is confident and collected. His guitar lines and subtle intricacies (as displayed here on “Late is the Hour”…and how about that falsetto, damn man).
Keep an eye on this guy and give this a listen or 12. Sweezey is one hell of a young talent that is deeply embedded in the local open mic circuit. Cutting his teeth and paying his dues like a champ…can’t wait to see what comes for this gent as the next year progresses."
Nov. 3, 2015

EBASS Blog 10/19/15: Show Review: Stains of a Sunflower, Prateek Poddar, Ryan Sweezey, and Conor Hennessey at Midway Cafe
"Ryan Sweezey put together a performance that fired on all cylinders. Despite his young age, Sweezey played with the kind of polish that only someone with a lot of gigs under his belt can pull off. He effortlessly switched between strumming and picking the strings without flubbing the beat. He knew when to back off of the microphone on the loud notes. He owned the neck of his guitar, and used build-ups and variations to subtly support the dynamic arc of each song. This is a man who knows his songs inside and out and knows how to deliver them.
About those songs: Sweezey has the makings of a great pop songwriter, sneaking sophisticated chords and structures into catchy love songs. His melodies were infectious, and did much to showcase a well-developed voice that impressed even the musicians in the audience. He even drew a few cries of "Woo!" from the mostly tame crowd when he went high on the chorus of his song, "Late Is The Hour."'
Oct. 19, 2015

!!!LIZARD LOUNGE OPEN MIC CHALLENGE!!! - September 14th, 2015 -Show #458
"Young and up and coming rock star Ryan Sweezey is a newly chiseled gem in our music community.  With million dollar pop/rock songs all day long, killer voice and rock solid guitar skills, Ryan has the potential of a John Mayer type career (with out the egomaniac complete d*** factor of course.)" -Tom Bianchi, 24HourMusic
Sept. 14, 2015

!!!LIZARD LOUNGE OPEN MIC CHALLENGE!!! - September 7th, 2015 -Show #457
"Our LLOMC prizewinner for week 456 is Ryan Sweezey.  Ryan is one of the most consistent and crushing performers I’ve ever come across.  His songs are folk/rock/pop brilliance.  At first take they may seem simple (hence, “pop”) with verse-chorus hooks and straight forward lyrics... but get into the arrangements a bit and you’ll find that these are not easy arrangements.  Harmonies and chord changes weave in and out of each other, complicated for the band, but straight up for the ear.  And, the bottom line is Ryan executes every time.  He’s a beast." - Tom Bianchi, 24HourMusic
Sept. 7, 2015

Show You Should Know: Rusted Bucket Band, Ryan Alvanos & Hailey Magee @ Middle East Upstairs, May 1st
-Red Line Roots
"Some up and coming folks I am really excited about include Hailey Magee, Steve Nardone, Ryan Sweezey, Prateek Podder, and Julia Mark." -Russell Turnquist
Apr. 28, 2015


Lizard Lounge Open Mic Challenge: Judge’s Seat View
-Red Line Roots
"The first musician to really knock my socks off this evening was Ryan Sweezey. The songwriter was a bit reserved at first, and I didn’t know what to expect, but as he eased into his first song I saw his humor and his huge stage presence. Solid guitar playing and a great voice, he is reminscent of what I guess I would call “folk-pop” in a way. A genre defined by catchiness in it’s overall presence, but delivers really well. I thoroughly enjoyed his 2 songs"
Apr. 22, 2015

WEMF - Under the Covers with Dann Russo
"wow. what a voice. Ryan Sweezey is amazing. This past Sunday we had a GREAT time with the soft spoken but insanely talented Ryan."
Jan. 11, 2015

Review of Giuseppe's Singer/Songwriter Shuffle
-The Noise
"He masters his Epiphone acoustic guitar and has a very impressive voice too. “Truly Free” displays his youthful confidence. He’s got quite a vocal range combined with clarity...In his final offering he shows off his hammer-ons and pull-offs impressively connecting guitar runs."
Jan. 22, 2014

"In the wake of a tragedy, students help heal through the arts"
-The Huntington News
May 10, 2013

"Morning Show Soundtrack: Ryan Sweezey"
Jan. 31, 2013

"Meet Ryan Sweezey: Singer/Acoustic Guitarist"
-Lynnfield Patch
Aug. 10, 2012

"Songwriters go Unplugged"
-The Huntington News
Nov. 17, 2011