Steven Pelland’s new These Days CD is chockfull of beautiful vocals, an album that will long be remembered for the quality of the voice. These songs also make an impression through the way Pelland uses his acoustic guitar melodies to conjure emotions and contemplations”. -Billy Copeland

Ryan Guerra is a musician and performer hailing from San Antonio, Texas. As a multi-instrumentalist, he has spent the past decade touring with bands, playing in pit orchestras, and music directing tribute shows.

Steven Pelland

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Steven started his musical journey at the early age of seven by studying accordion and organ. His father, a professional guitarist and vocalist influenced Steven to study electric bass and voice. At nineteen, Steven graduated from the Modern School of Music, and freelanced as a bassist in Boston’s jazz scene.
Growing up in Fall River, MA he explored the tidal marshes of the Mount Hope Bay and also experienced the changes in the once thriving city as the textile industry closed down. His lyrics reflect the images of his surroundings here as well as his time living in North Carolina and Concord,MA.

For the past several decades, Steven has written hundreds of songs, and has performed across the country. He is also an accomplished, fingerstyle guitarist, pianist and fine vocalist. Steven has been influenced by musical greats to include; Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Dougie Maclain and even Bach. Steven has recently relocated to the Asheville area and will be in the studio this Fall working on his second album. His performances this Summer included the New Bedford Folk Festival and the Huntington Folk Festival.

Ryan Guerra

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Ryan is a musician and performer hailing from San Antonio, Texas. As a multi-instrumentalist, he has spent the past decade touring with bands, playing in pit orchestras, and music directing tribute shows. After moving to New York City in 2009 he toured with bands such as 2/3 Goat (fiddle, guitar), Pie Boys Flat (guitar) and The Downtown Crowd (fiddle, guitar). A few recent highlights include music directing and performing as Buddy in “The Buddy Holly Story” (Best Leading Actor, Cameo Theater), playing lead guitar and music directing “Rock of Ages” (Cameo Theater), and singing as Frank Sinatra in “Rat Pack Lounge” (Roxie Theater). Ryan is currently based in North Carolina and you can catch him at the Flat Rock Playhouse in their Music on the Rock concert series. Here you can see him performing anything from James Taylor to Lynyrd Skynyrd… with the occasional Celtic jig. When he’s not on stage, Ryan spends time outside in the blue ridge mountains, guiding zipline trips down the green river gorge.

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