Ridge Banks is a singer-songwriter in Nashville, recently relocated from Washington DC. Originally from the small town of Fenton, Michigan, Ridge grew up in a very musical family and started performing at a young age. He is the pioneer of the recent Rugged Acoustic Movement incorporating the picking styles of Jim Croce, John Denver and Eric Clapton with the percussive, rhythmic pulse of artists such as Ed Sheeran, John Mayer and Tommy Emmanuel. Ridge’s use of alternative tunings gives his music an authentic edge resembling Stephen Stills, Joe Bonamassa or Dave Mathews. His music has been described as “a contrast of Light and Dark in attempt to reflect our most Authentic selves”.
2021 International Acoustic Music Award (IAMA) finalist for "Best Male Artist" His first 5 song EP was released in 2016, and his debut album was released in November 2018 before moving to Nashville in 2019. Currently working on a new album with his original, quarantine, garage band "Ridge Banks and the Wall of Sound" and a solo album.