Mac McDonald (Chief editor for the GO!, Monterey County's Entertainment Weekly)
"His first album, "Bagdaddio" released in 2003, is stunning in its breadth, maturity and complexity, with folk, pop, rock, rap and spoken word all incorporated in the mix. Orr's weathered voice is a cross between Peter Gabriel and Eddie Vedder"
C. Joseph Gough (producer/engineer-Crystal Studios)
"Hip without the hop...refreshingly complete lyrically & musically. With his latest compostions, it's as if the music just magically happens..."
16 January, 2012
"You will definitely want to keep a close eye & ear on this Arizona-based artist"
9 March, 2012
Music Emissions Review
"Orr manages to wrap his fingers around music which shows off probably the broadest range of talented style I have heard on a single (non-compilation) album before - or am ever likely to again."
"Ryan David Orr has a warm, beautiful voice with which he intimates feelings of sorrow or joy...similar to that of Chris Martin (Coldplay), Damien Rice, or Ryan Adams."
John Popper(Grammy winning frontman for Blues Traveler)
"Tender, powerful songwriting. Ryan will take you right into the moment with him & connect his heart to yours."
Bryant L. Clifford (Poet/author/actor)
"When I heard Ryan sing it was as if I were in the anachronistic zone, a very sweet dream. I could feel the walls speak of history... He is a prince of light, and has nothing but love in his heart. It comes through his music, as a seed grows ... a climb upward for light., and a blossoming."
Alisa Fineman (Award Winning Singer/Songwriter)
“Beautiful melodies and unique voice with lots of texture and emotion.”
Audrey Fontaine (Concert Promoter)
"...a great voice with intense depth and a wonderful high range as well; a cross between Eddie Vedder and Dave Matthews. His guitar playing is well executed, and his lyrics are amazingly deep and profound, with themes ranging from love to politics."
7 August, 2008
Ross Shotland of RadioIndy.com reviews Ryan's music and the album Vermilion.