Michael S. Ryan is an award winning professional musician, songwriter, studio owner (Hot Jupiter Sounds), and author. Hailing from small town Nova Scotia, Ryan is a true creative in every sense of the word. Ryan has been playing music professionally for the past 12 years. As the frontman and songwriter for The Town Heroes, along with his self-named solo project, he has toured the world and released 6 critically acclaimed albums. He has been the recipient of 11 Music Nova Scotia Awards, 5 ECMAs, numerous “The Coast Best Of” honours (including best band in Halifax), and multiple songwriting accolades. At the root of his work is an exploration of the things that make us all human. Whether good or bad, they’re the things that make us who we are: heartache, love, the scocioeconomic struggles of rural Canada, dreams and family.