Ryan Hillier is an exploratory songwriter - roving, wandering through territory both strange and familiar. A devout autodidact, he began writing songs in 2008 on a 40-year-old electric guitar with two strings, quickly developing a keen sense of timing and turn of phrase. Drawing on a deep well of inspiration, Hiller crafts honest songs that take turns through folk, blues, and psychdelia, encountering subjects ranging from love across time and space to the pitfalls of fatalism. While citing infuences from Neil Young to The Crystals to Al Tuck, his style and lyrics evoke the charm and wisdom of a well-traveled Maritimer. Having spent 2 years in residence at Plan b Lounge in Moncton, NB, Hillier has shared the stage with (and hosted) countless acts from across Canada of all genres and levels, and solidified a reputation as a diehard supporter of artistic expression. Having remained just under the surface for the majority of his songwriting career, he is now stepping out to bring his unique and thought-provoking songs to a wider audience.