Vermont's Burlington Free Press says Ryan Montbleau is "difficult to describe, tough to resist." He and his band make catchy folk-pop with lyrics made for singing along. But what really sets the music apart is instrumental artistry that adds deeper jazz and funk layers to the sound. "With a finger-picking style that has been compared to Leo Kottke and Ani DiFranco, soul-folk songwriting skills in the tradition of Martin Sexton, and a singing voice constantly compared to Stevie Wonder, there is clearly an abundance of talent here," the Green Mountain College Journal says of former coffeehouse folkster Montbleau. And Ryan may be a Northeasterner, but there's a zydeco layer in his music too! Ryan's latest album, "For Higher," was recorded with a great lineup of New Orleans musicians (call it getting in touch with your inner Acadian), and it contains a great cover of Eddie Hinton's "Yeah Man."