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Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Ryan & Friends Lineup for Vibes

We are pleased to announce the lineup for “Ryan Montbleau & Friends,” performing live on July 31st at the Gathering of the Vibes. This will be Ryan's 10th straight appearance at the festival.

Ryan Montbleau - Vocals and Guitar
Marc Friedman - Bass
John Kimock - Drums
Mike Dillon - Vibraphone and Percussion
Marco Benevento - Keys
Yahuba - Percussion
Johnny Durkin - Percussion

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Boston Harbor Cruise June 21st

Ryan has been hard at work preparing a very special evening for next Saturday's Boston Harbor Boat Cruise show. We are pleased to announce the full lineup for the show.

In addition to a solo-acoustic/electric performance, Ryan has assembled a trio, and will be playing alongside drummer Tom Arey (J. Geils Band, Ghosts of Jupiter) and bassist Mike Rivard of Club D'Delf. Also joining the cruise for their own sets will be our friends, the one-and-only Jesse Dee and world class gypsy-jazz guitarist Stephane Wrembel.

Join us all as we set sail around the Boston Harbor islands to ring in the Summer Solstice on June 21st at 6:30pm.

Expect some musical surprises and sit-ins as well as brand new songs from Ryan and of course your old favorite RMB tunes.

In addition to the Boat Cruise, Ryan will be on the road a bit this summer when he is not home writing and recording. To see the current dates please click HERE.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

RMB Ends an Era in Boston December 6th and 7th

The final shows with the current lineup of Ryan Montbleau Band will take place this December. As previously announced, Jason Cohen and Lyle Brewer are leaving the band to focus more on their family lives. It's been 10 years on the road for RMB and we will be bringing this era to a close with two very special nights at the Paradise in Boston.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Ryan to Sing National Anthem at Fenway!

From Ryan:
This Friday night I will be singing the National Anthem at Fenway Park before the Red Sox take on the Blue Jays. !!!!!!!! What can I say? Total, 100% dream come true. I've been to more games at Fenway than I can count and it's one of my favorite places on earth. JamBase did a nice little writeup about it here.

I'm also playing with one of my favorite musicians on earth, Mike Dillon, in Hartford and Portsmouth this week (will have to leave the game early) and opening for Toad the Wet Sprocket in Portland tomorrow.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

The Future of Ryan Montbleau Band

A letter from Jason Cohen:

Dear RMB friends and family,

After 10 years of relentless touring, it's with a heavy heart that I've decided to bring my time with the Ryan Montbleau Band to an end. The music we made will always be a great source of joy to me but the time has come for me to be home and focus my energy on my family.

I'm enormously grateful to all of you for the love and support you've given us over the years; you guys are truly the greatest fans in the world.

I love all the guys in the band and wish them the very best as they move forward. I'm positive this won't be the last time we share the stage. Thanks for the memories and see you down the road.

With love and gratitude,
Jason Cohen

Read the full email newsletter, including a letter from Ryan, HERE.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Boston Love | One Fund Boston

The lovely folks at Life is good. are honoring those affected by the tragic events surrounding the Boston Marathon by donating 100% of the profits from their Boston Love Tee to One Fund Boston. To show your support, visit their site and order yours today.

Monday, March 10th, 2013

Camp Greensky Montbluegrass

The band has been having a blast supporting Greensky Bluegrass all over the American West. There have been sit-ins galore each night, including Anders Beck on an RMB cover of “They Love Each Other” in Boulder as well as a full-band sit-in on Greensky's version of “Gangsta's Paradise” in Seattle.

If you haven't already, check these guys out!

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Tours with Greensky Bluegrass and ALO!

With a run of solo-acoustic shows around the Northeast now wrapped up, the band will be hitting a few more spots to close out February, and then it's out to the great West in support of our friends Greensky Bluegrass in March. These guys are excellent and we're super excited to finally get back out west!

We're also very excited to announce a run of shows in the midwest and northeast with ALO. If you know this band then you know why we're so excited. If you don't, then we're even more excited for you to hear them. The vibe between our band and theirs is akin to a kin and a kin! Brothers from different mothers. Peas in a pod.

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

RMBLive Cracks the Top 30 Streaming Sources of 2012

IROCKE — dedicated to organizing the global marketplace of live streaming concerts — ranked the Top 50 live streaming sources from 2012 and RMBLive comes in at #30.
Check it out.

Monday, November 5th, 2012

“Fast Car” (cover)

Check out Ryan with Tall Heights as they perform “Fast Car” at Q Division Studios in Somerville, MA.

Tuesday, Oct 23rd, 2012

Fall Tour Dates: Paradise in Boston, New Year's Eve

The band is gearing up to hit the road again with a run out to the midwest and back, followed by some more northeast dates to close out the year. There are some incredible support acts on these shows and more are on the way. Erin McKeown will support the beginning, Jonah Smith will support the end, and we even landed a Katie Herzig in the middle! Amazing. Our band is rested up and ready to reach new heights...


Friday, Sep 21st, 2012

Life is good Festival Webcast

We are excited to announce that fans will be able to watch a live webcast of our performance at this weekend's Life is good Festival. Our set takes place at 4:15 on Saturday, but please tune into to see the full webcast schedule and watch it live all weekend. They will also be broadcasting the show live on Life is good Radio, also available at

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Music Video for “Yeah Man”

Check out Ryan as a motiviational speaker for hire in his brand new music video for “Yeah Man.”

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Listen to Ryan's New Record For Higher in Its Entirety

Check out this feature from The Cleanest Line and give a listen to the brand new album:
Ryan Montbleau Raises His Voice for Louisiana Wetlands

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

For Higher Available for Pre-Order

Ryan's new album For Higher, due out on May 15th, is now available for pre-order. From now until the 15th we're including an optional signed copy of the album as well as early MP3 and FLAC downloads that become available starting May 1st. All CD and Vinyl orders will ship out promptly on the 15th, possibly earlier... we'll see.

“Feel-good, retro funk.” -NY Times

“Ten tracks with a distinctive New Orleans flair.” -Relix

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Press and More Press

The New York Times published a recent article covering our live streaming operation, giving the public an inside look at how we pull it off.

Also, TIME Magazine premiered “Heartbreak Road” from Ryan's new album, For Higher (due out May 15th), praising his cut of the Bill Withers classic, which he recorded with NOLA royalty Ivan Neville, Anders Osborne, Simon Lott and George Porter, Jr.

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Get For Higher on April 16th with Bonus Tracks

Everyone who orders a download of my new record (or any other item) through PledgeMusic will get two bonus tracks — “The Boat Song” and “Dance Dance Dance,” plus you'll get to download the record on April 16th, before anyone else.

New incentives have been added, including a private music lesson with any member of the Ryan Montbleau Band.

Listen to “Yeah Man” now on YouTube

Friday, March 9th, 2012

First Single Off For Higher: “Yeah Man”

Ryan has just released the first single from his upcoming release, For Higher. The track is called “Yeah Man”... check it out!

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

For Higher 100% Funded!

Only halfway through our 60-day campaign to raise funds for the new record, we have reached our goal! Unbelievable, folks. Ryan would like to thank all of you from the bottom of his jumpy little heart. Full album downloads will be available on April 15th. CDs and Vinyl will be available on May 15th. And we're not done yet! Funds raised now over the next 30 days will go directly towards the making of the next Ryan Montbleau Band record, beginning this summer and fall. 10% of the proceeds will also go to Voice of the Wetlands, helping to protect Louisiana's coastal areas.

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

UPDATE: For Higher

A quick update on Ryan's new album For Higher due out this April... a new video has been posted and we're currently at 71% of the goal. Please check it out, and as always, thanks so much for all the amazing support!

Monday, February 6th, 2012

For Higher

Hello everyone, thank you for reading this. My new record is almost here and I am very excited for you to hear it. Recorded in New Orleans in 2011, it is a mix of originals and choice, deep covers and it is unlike any record that I have put out before. The band is George Porter Jr. on bass, Ivan Neville on keys, Anders Osborne on guitar, and Simon Lott on drums. The title is For Higher. The release date is May 15th, but you can hear it sooner than that.

I have begun a PledgeMusic campaign to allow me to properly release For Higher on my own. Pre-order downloads will be available on April 15th, one month before the album is available anywhere else. All of the funds raised will allow this music to be heard by more people, and I can't thank you enough for your help. You made this possible and you continue to do that with your listening. There are some fun incentives on the page and some exclusive content on the way.


Tuesday, January 17th, 2012


Ryan had a blast on Jam Cruise 10 and was honored to be there as a solo performer. Highlights included singing "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" with Galactic, "Love Rears Its Ugly Head" with Living Colour's own Corey Glover, picking tunes until dawn with Nathan Moore and Brad Barr on the starboard deck, and generally getting his mind blown by great music all around. A blog will be forthcoming...

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