Ryan Gilfillian is a Philadelphia based singer / songwriter that is providing soulful therapy for all that have dealt with the pain of heartbreak. The warmth of Ryan’s tone carries you into a safe place of vulnerability and self-reflection as you think back on the good and the bad of past relationships. Behind the warmth and vulnerability sits a confidence and cool that pulls you in like a magnet. Despite all of the obstacles life has thrown Ryan, he actively chooses to inspire confidence with his go-getter attitude that is infectious to those around him.
Ryan has performed on stages at WXPN Xponential Festival, Newport Folk Festival, Philadelphia Flower Show, and Bonnaroo headlining and opening for some of the top acts in the music industry
In the 4th quarter of 2022 Finally Released his debut EP "Evergreen" which brings you along Ryan's journey of heartbreak and love. Multiple songs off "Evergreen" are in rotation on the airwaves with support from WXPN Philadelphia and 91.5 Jazz & More Las Vegas.
From the suburbs of Philadelphia, Ryan was born into a musical household. Both his father Nelson and brother Devon are professional musicians. Music was something that Ryan always found happiness in, but he didn't know if it was the career path he wanted to pursue. It wasn't until 2009 when Ryan was involved in a life-altering car accident that left him paralyzed, that his love for singing and songwriting was ignited. “Even though I may not be able to walk, writing music, recording, performing live and being able to connect with others, has allowed me to express my whole entire self without any limitations”. Ryan uses music as a means to inspire his fans while shining a light on the disability community.
His musical influences include His father, Nelson Gilfillian, his brother Devon Gilfillian, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Usher, Musiq Soulchild, & Jill Scott which you can hear through his own original music.
When he's not making music Ryan can be found spending time with his family, creating a new definition of confidence, beating the odds, and living life on his terms.