Bay Area drummer Ryan Scott Long, is from Oakland, CA. Ryan has been playing drums since age 10. Ever since seeing the Rolling Stones in concert at the young age of 6, Ryan has felt the need to dance to the beat of a drum. The Rolling Stones (Charlie Watts) experience touched Ryan’s soul, and gravitated him towards a life long fascination with drumming.Ryan’s love for drumming has allowed him the honor of studying drums with many of the Bay Area’s greatest musicians including: William Woodley, Thomas Pridgen (The Mars Volta, Christian Scott) and currently with Scott Amendola (Nels Cline Singers, Charlie Hunter, Mike Patton).
Currently Ryan is working with saxophonist Michael James Booker on a new record. He is also playing a lot with guitarist Mike Sopko (Thomas Pridgen, Martin Dosh) and many other great players in the East Bay Area.
Ryan is proficient in jazz, rock, funk, Latin, hip-hop, and many more styles. Ryan has toured all over the country.
contact by email: RyanScottLong@yahoo.com