On lead guitar is Ryan Cassidy. Ryan has been a performing guitarist and music teacher for many years. At the age of 17 he started playing the local clubs and bars on Long Island, writing songs and playing his favorite covers with his first band Axis.
At the age of 21, Ryan then moved to Dallas, which gave him the opportunity to give his music career a fresh new start. He quickly formed 3rd Degree, a blues/rock cover band that also played a few originals. Ryan has also played with Delta Rage and both of his bands have played extensively all around the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.
Ryan’s fiery guitar style incorporates all of his major influences, but his style and technique are all his own. His passion for his music is obvious when you see and hear him perform and his captivating stage presence and high-energy live performances are intense and entertaining.