Ryan Cassata is a singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles who has tallied over 550 performances across the US and beyond, including dates on the Van’s Warped Tour, SXSW and at the worlds biggest pride festivals. Ryan has been praised by The Advocate saying he’s a “Transgender singing sensation”, LOGO put him on the “9 Trans Musicians You Need To Get Into” list and Billboard put him on the “11 Transgender & Non-Binary Musicians You Need to Know” list and recently premiered his song Daughter.
“Wielding a set of luminous, crisp pipes straight out of the cast of High School Musical, Ryan Cassata crafts immaculate singer-songwriter pop, drawing on emotive pop forms from Blink-182 to Vance Joy to Taylor Swift. With an almost quirky purity, Cassata’s intimate, sing-along ready love stories capture the full-bodied emotional moments in a young person’s life. The YouTuber, who came out online as a teen and to the world shortly after has been speaking publicly as a trans activist since he was 13. However, his music resume rivals his activist one: he’s already released eight albums and EPs including the score for award-winning documentary Songs for Alexis, toured the country hitting SXSW and the world’s biggest Pride festivals, and become the first trans artist to ever perform at Warped Tour.” — Michael Love Michael, Paper Magazine, 2018.