Ned Ryerson, the self proclaimed "Tallest Musician on the Jersey Shore" is a lively & dynamic musician that has been performing live music for the past 15 years. Throughout that time, he has developed a style to his shows unique from the average performer. Between standing 6'10" tall and having a style different from your average performer, he leaves an undeniable impression on his audience by the end of the night.
Ned began his journey as a musician at the age of 5 starting out playing percussion/drums, and by 8 years old was playing in his first garage band with his father (Keys, Guitar, Accordion). Coming from a family where his mother, father, and brother all play several instruments, Ned has been a seasoned musician since his early days. He continued playing percussion all the way through high school, performing in some local bands along the way. It wasn't until college when Ned picked up a guitar and taught himself how to play. He learned quickly, and was soon performing at open mics, building his repertoire of songs.
When Ned returned home to the Jersey Shore, it wasn't long before he started a local bar band (Hometown Roll). Through them, he gained exposure as a musician and a professional, and soon branched off to play his solo act.
Ned now performs over 500 popular cover songs, and is learning new ones every week. In 2012, five other very talented musicians joined Ned to form The Groundhogs. Performing solo and with The Groundhogs, Ned brings a great time with him wherever he performs next.
For Bookings, contact: Mike Konopka (Booking Manager)
Meet The Groundhogs
The Groundhogs are a full 6 or 7 piece cover band based out of Toms River on the fabulous Jersey Shore... of New Jersey.
Coming from a wide range of musical backgrounds, these very talented musicians came together to join Ned and put together one of the most unique shows this area has to offer. In just a few years, the Groundhogs have jumped on the Jersey Shore music scene hard, with no signs of slowing down. Your ears will ring with pleasure after a night with Ned & the Groundhogs!