Ryan Philip George is a guitar and keyboard tech and one of the founders of thistourlife.com. Ryan is a graduate of Temple University and got his start in the music business in Philadelphia at Centerstaging in 2001, where he became well versed in all aspects of Backline.
A few short years later he accepted his first touring gig as keyboard/computer tech on Beckʼs Guero tour. Since then, he has been touring full-time for such artists as Jack White, Sigur Ros, Arcade Fire, MGMT, Death Cab For Cutie, Macklemore and more.
In 2014, he began collaborating with his partner on creating a new way to look at the world of music touring, and thistourlife.com was born.
Ryan curates and contributes research-supported articles focused on the music touring lifestyle. When his schedule permits, he also gives talks at industry related conferences on the subject of health & wellness in touring. He continues to exhaustively explore, experiment and implement ways to optimise a better quality of life on tour and at home.
Thistourlife.com, Coachella accident, Byron Isaacs RFR Interview, Northeast Guitar Expo, The Girl in the Back: A Female Drummer's Life with Bowie Blondie and the '70s Rock Scene, Todd Confessore Event, Roadie Free Radio Merch, Dave Pate GoFundMe Campaign, Samson Q2U Handheld Dynamic USB Microphone Recording and Podcasting Pack, ShowPro Beard Co., Napkin Sketch Stage, Event Runner Pro, 3rd Annual Relix Music Conference, Levitate Music Festival,The Fierce Five Percent: Women in the Sound Industry, Over the Bridge.org, StageHands Clothing, Airturn GoStand, Gig-gear.com