My name is Ryan Storm and I have a slight jamband obsession.
Ever since I got into Phish in 2011, I’ve been in somewhat of a musical rabbit hole. Jambands have so much to listen to, analyze, and dive deep on. As a keyboard player, I always find myself really dissecting the instrumentation of what I listen to. This led me to start the We Move Through Stormy Weather podcast in the fall of 2020. With a phenomenal cast of guests, it has been an incredible experience to talk to people from across the scene like Joel Cummins (Umphrey’s McGee), Karina Rykman, Jeff Arevalo (Goose), Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits), and more about one thing we all have in common – our passion for music.
In the fall of 2021, I launched my music blog on Substack to share my passion via the written word. Applying the knowledge and experience I gained while writing a food blog from 2008 to 2019, I write show reviews and jam breakdowns from my favourite bands!
In early 2022, I launched Always Almost There, a Goose podcast series. Co-hosted with four other incredibly fanatical and knowledgeable fans like myself, we produce in-depth tour and show analysis and a wide range of other Goose content. My intense love of Goose also led me to join the ElGoose.Net team, where I help curate the band's setlist database.
Expanding my podcast roster yet again in early 2023, I launched Things of Gold, focusing on five-time Grammy-winning collective Snarky Puppy. Along with my co-host Megan Glionna of the Helping Friendly Podcast, we are on a journey to chronicle and break down the evolution of the group's live sound.
As a part of my intense geekery for all the music I love, I am constantly captivated by the gear the bands use onstage. Fueled by my own desire to learn and share more about what goes into what we hear, I started to film rig tour videos with a variety of generous artists. Chronicling a snapshot in time with members of Goose, Joe Russo's Almost Dead, The Disco Biscuits, Umphrey's McGee, Eggy, and more, watch the musicians walk through their touring rigs and give a unique behind-the-scenes look at how they make their incredible music.
In September 2022, I committed myself to a full-time career in the music industry. I strive to not only share my passion for music with the wider community, but to connect artists with like-minded individuals and brands who understand the power of music.