My father is a mime and my mother a writer. Raised between awkward silence and good grammar I quickly gravitated towards music. I built my first guitar from rubber bands when I was seven. Sensing I might be able to get a better tone with real strings, four years later I got my first electric and promptly ruined it with a splatter paint job. The second guitar met a worse end as it flew off it's strap while I was practicing the whirl the guitar around the back move in 1987.
Ryan Francesconi is a composer, guitarist, balkan musician, and cyclist living in Portland, Oregon. Recent projects include arranging Joanna Newsom's "Have One On Me", a solo guitar record "Parables", and "Road To Palios" - his latest album of duets with Mirabai Peart released by Bella Union.