Sean Ryan McKee, born 1996 in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, is a Singer Songwriter and Guitarist with a passion for Blues guitar, vintage guitars and classic cars.
At the age of 8 Sean would play the drums in his grandfathers basement. Able to play very simplistic beats by ear he became interested in playing music. Although wanting to play drums, his father bought him an electric guitar, a gesture that seemed like a way to control the noise… However by 14 Sean would be plugging into a ’71 Fender Super Reverb and cranking it up to jam out after school so loud that neighbors could hear it up to 2 blocks away.
While attending an Anthony Gomes’ show at 13, he was invited by Anthony to take his place on the stage during the encore along with Tallan Latz. Only knowing how to play in the Key of E and in total shock of the invitation, Sean with the 3rd base coaching of Anthony made it through the encore, in the Key of A. This moment would confirm any aspirations of being a full time musician for Sean.
Always listening to music heavily influenced by the blues like Led Zeppelin, Cream, Jimi Hendrix and artists alike, Sean found a deep love for the electric blues of the 50’s and 60’s. Particularly BB King and Magic Sam. He would spend his time listening to and learning from blues artists of the past and present. At 15 Sean attended a Nick Moss show, a classmate of his fathers in high school. Although never hearing him play, he was invited to sit in by Nick. After that Sean began hanging around Nick seeking a mentor on the guitar. Unable to fulfill the role, Nick suggested he take lessons from his older brother Joe Moss. For the next 2 years Sean took lessons from Joe and performed with his High School band Kee’s Trucking Co. until after he graduated and was asked to go out on the road and help sell CDs and move equipment in exchange for sitting in on a portion of each night’s show. Sean would do this as well as fill in on rhythm guitar as a sideman for Joe for four years before he would begin working on the release of a collection of songs from his High School band titled “Kee’s Trucking Co.” as well as the release of his first solo album “5 Long Years”. Sean currently fronts his own band under his name in the Chicago land area.
Sean has sat in and or played with Buddy Guy, Jimmy Johnson, Nick Moss, Joe Moss, Micheal Ledbetter, Anthony Gomes, Pete Galanis, Mike Wheeler, Biscuit Miller, Rocco Calipari, Tyler Mac, Paxton Norris, Shun Kikuta, Tom Holland, Tallan Noble Latz, Toronzo Cannon, Nigel Mack and many more…