Carolyn Kruse

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Meet Sage Ryder from Hudson, New Hampshire!



Raw and soulful… Sage Ryder brings an edgy, yet laid back, vibe to his brand of original music. At just twenty three years old,  this talented singer/songwriter has a long road ahead, but already has the tools and the drive to take him where he wants to go. A gifted guitarist, Sage added vocalist to his resume, not long ago. Inspired by his father, also a musician, and his guitar heroes, Ryder hit the road for Los Angeles in hopes of making his dreams come true.

Look for Ryder’s first album, Fix It When We Get There, coming soon!

What Sage Says

Originally from: Hudson New Hampshire

Now lives in: Los Angeles

Been playing since: 8 years old

What got you interested in being a musician: My dad was the singer of a band and I would listen to his records over and over.

What instruments do you play: Guitar and piano

How would you describe your sound: Listenable

Who inspires you: My mom inspires to live my best life every single day.

Day job: Music full time

Your all- time favorite country song: “Cowboys like Us” by George Strait

Current favorite or favorites playing on Country 1025: Anything off of Luke Combs new album, What You See Is What You Get

Most proud moment: Playing on Country 1025

Crazy thing that happened in your career: Matt Squire answering my Instagram message when I asked him to produce my first record (Matt is a producer who has worked with countless popular music artists from Demi Lovato to Panic! At the Disco, and Ariana Grande)

Favorite country concerts: Ashley McBride

First Country Concert: Ashley McBride

A Few Fun Facts: I have a tortoise named “Lemmy” and a python named “Sober.” I hopped on a train to Los Angeles and moved there without ever even visiting. I became friends with one of my idols Lenny Kravitz this year.

Other talents: I can do a Rubix cube in about 45 seconds on a good day

Mantra: I control my own happiness

The Social Sage Ryder



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