Ryan Tilby is an in-demand multi-instrumentalist and audio engineer with experience recording (and being recorded) in every major studio in Utah. With years under his belt as a professional touring musician signed to Capitol Records, Ryan has played venues around the world and recorded on hundreds of projects. He studied jazz guitar at Utah State University and has two solo albums distributed through Stone Angel Music.
Ryan’s simple arrangements of these hymns capture the innocence of life. His acoustic guitar performance creates an atmosphere of prayer, meditation, and soul searching amidst the adversity of mortal live. They stimulate righteous desires in the soul.
“In these hymns I hope you find the message their writers meant to convey. It’s a great responsibility to play sacred music. I’m not much of a singer, and my guitar has always been the voice I use to praise God. The reverent arrangement and solo guitar approach is deliberate; I’d like the listener to sense the emotion of the piece, not the extravagant complexities and multiple passes of guitar. I love my Savior and His kindness to me. To Him and all those He has put into my life, I give thanks.” -Ryan Tilby
“SACRED GUITAR” REVIEWS:
“How do you even describe this album? Tilby’s approach to these hymns is exactly what he promises in his notes on the album. He does them with such quiet dignity, it really gives credence to the adage, “less is more”. A great album. I truly appreciate this addition to my library.” -Justin, FAN
“This album is simply beautiful. It is complex in its simplicity, with quietly powerful energy and thought provoking sound. These songs set the tone to help create a peaceful space to just ‘be’. This album feels like a reminder to slow down, be more aware, and to place attention on what is most important. Very well done, and highly recommended.” -Tamara, FAN
“This music makes my home the most serene place to be. Not only do I love to play it on Sundays, but anytime I wish to be distracted from the frenetic pace of life. Therapy for my soul….Ryan Tilby is a master at his art, grace on strings!” -Kay, FAN