Ryan Lukas is an upright and electric bass player who is versed in a diverse range of musical styles. Though his main instrument is bass he also teaches guitar, piano, voice, ukulele and drums. After graduating from the Crane School of Music in Potsdam, NY, Ryan began his professional career freelancing and teaching in Albany, NY. He moved to Berkeley, CA in 2007 and upon arriving he began working with an assortment of Bay Area bands and countless jazz and singer songwriter projects. His band The Real Nasty was signed in 2009, recorded 3 albums and toured the country and he has toured and/or recorded with The Brian Patneaude Quartet, Sensemaya, Joy Adler, Alex Torres y su Orquestra, The Flux, Albino!, Persephone’s Bees, John William Gordon, American Nomad, The Brothers Comatose, American Nomad, Tumbledown House, Kalil Wislon and Jenna Mamina. From Afrobeat to Americana, Bluegrass, Country, Funk, Jazz, Latin, Pop, R&B, Rock and Soul he is at home in any style and enjoys working with musicians of all levels to help them achieve their musical goals. Currently Ryan can be seen around the country playing bass with the Dead Winter Carpenters and around town in the Charlotte music scene.