Combining elements of r&b & funk, haunting atmospherics, timeless pop, rock, jazz, & folk sensibilities, & a rich, soulful voice, Dustin Ransom blurs experiences of love, loss, fear, & hope into his music. Built on deep grooves, impeccable musicianship, & honest, thought-provoking lyrics, his songs reveal themselves more & more with each listen.  Ransom was born a musical whiz kid in small-town Indiana. Classically trained on piano, drums, & percussion & self-taught on guitar & bass, he immersed himself in every musical genre possible from a young age. In 2005, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee & became a first-call musician & producer for artists including Dave Barnes, Matt Wertz, Ben Rector, Jars Of Clay, Chely Wright, Ryan Bingham, Jon McLaughlin, Gabe Dixon, Emily West, K.S. Rhoads, Shelly Fairchild, Erin McCarley, Butterfly Boucher, Andrew Belle, Andy Davis, Steve Moakler, & many more.  Ransom self-produced and engineered his 2015 debut EP,  Thread On Fire , along with producer-engineer Adam Bokesch, as well as playing 99% of the instrumentation, singing every vocal, & mixing every track. No vocal correction software was used on  Thread On Fire , which carries over into all of his recordings.  In 2016, he created JIGSAW, an interactive experience where fans submitted musical parameters (time signature, key signature, tempo, & instrumentation) in the form of “Jigsaws”. One of these submissions would be randomly chosen, & Ransom would write a song based around it. This resulted in some of his most challenging music to date, including the funk workout “Talk About You”, the autumnal “Black Letters (What You’ll Find)” & the jazz-psychedelia of “Liberation”.  In the summer of 2017, he released his first full-length record,  Phases , a masterful showcase of his musical DNA. Ransom toured in support of  Phases  that fall, opening for pop singer-songwriter Matt Wertz across the United States.   His upcoming new album  Frontiers , is slated for release in early 2019.  The first single from  Frontiers , “I Believe In Our Love”, was co-written with Gabe Dixon and releases on October 19th, 2018.

Combining elements of r&b & funk, haunting atmospherics, timeless pop, rock, jazz, & folk sensibilities, & a rich, soulful voice, Dustin Ransom blurs experiences of love, loss, fear, & hope into his music. Built on deep grooves, impeccable musicianship, & honest, thought-provoking lyrics, his songs reveal themselves more & more with each listen.

Ransom was born a musical whiz kid in small-town Indiana. Classically trained on piano, drums, & percussion & self-taught on guitar & bass, he immersed himself in every musical genre possible from a young age. In 2005, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee & became a first-call musician & producer for artists including Dave Barnes, Matt Wertz, Ben Rector, Jars Of Clay, Chely Wright, Ryan Bingham, Jon McLaughlin, Gabe Dixon, Emily West, K.S. Rhoads, Shelly Fairchild, Erin McCarley, Butterfly Boucher, Andrew Belle, Andy Davis, Steve Moakler, & many more.

Ransom self-produced and engineered his 2015 debut EP, Thread On Fire, along with producer-engineer Adam Bokesch, as well as playing 99% of the instrumentation, singing every vocal, & mixing every track. No vocal correction software was used on Thread On Fire, which carries over into all of his recordings.

In 2016, he created JIGSAW, an interactive experience where fans submitted musical parameters (time signature, key signature, tempo, & instrumentation) in the form of “Jigsaws”. One of these submissions would be randomly chosen, & Ransom would write a song based around it. This resulted in some of his most challenging music to date, including the funk workout “Talk About You”, the autumnal “Black Letters (What You’ll Find)” & the jazz-psychedelia of “Liberation”.

In the summer of 2017, he released his first full-length record, Phases, a masterful showcase of his musical DNA. Ransom toured in support of Phases that fall, opening for pop singer-songwriter Matt Wertz across the United States.

His upcoming new album Frontiers, is slated for release in early 2019. The first single from Frontiers, “I Believe In Our Love”, was co-written with Gabe Dixon and releases on October 19th, 2018.

ALBUMS/EPS

STUDIO DISCOGRAPHY

2018

Dave Barnes - Who Knew It Would Be So Hard To Be Myself
Russell Dickerson - Spotify Sessions
Chely Wright - TBA
Amazon Originals - Love Me
James W. Goll - Never Alone
Tommy Leahy - TBA

2017

Mr. Steve, The Music Man - "Santa's Back"
Trisha Adams - "Roula"
Gabe Dixon - "Song Don't Fail Me Now"
Mike Gallagher - TBA
Jimmytrick Sweetwood - Foster Creighton, Part II
Charlotte Leigh - "Rather Than Stay"
Lister Brothers - Helium Ocean
Regan Lorraine - TBA
Carey Ott - "Show Me What You're Made Of"
Gretchen Sandahl - Forget Me Nots
Holly Spears - "Farm Girl"
A Stranger And A Friend - TBA
Triads - Descent/Ascent
Triads - Heartland
Triads - Love Over Fear
Triads - Midnight
Triads - Portugal
Triads - Two
Sarah Vienna - Through My Eyes

2016

Reuben Bidez - Turning To Wine
Treva Blomquist - The Risk And The Gift
Matthew Clark - "Beautiful Secret Life"
Nate Currin - The Madman And The Poet
Elizabeth Eckert - Trophy
Shelly Fairchild - Buffalo
Elise Hayes - Back To The Middle
Justin Klump - Justin Klump
The Lockwoods - Hope
Natalie Lurie - No Mercy In The Night
Meghan Saletta - Dreaming
The Slang - Night And Day
Langhorne Slim & Jill Andrews - "Sea Of Love"
The Trigger Code - Fathers And Sons
Victor And Penny - Electricity
Mark Wagner - Love And Be Loved
Emily West & K.S. Rhoads - "Date With Santa"
Xenia - Artemisa
Young Life Africa - Bambalela

2015

Afterlife Parade - Awe
Jill Andrews - The War Inside
Giles Blankenship - Home
Kate Barnette - It Was Love
Bryan Hayes - Farther Down The Line
Kris Hitchcock - Bright Lights And Dark Ages
Vanita Joines - No Bad Blood
Mary Mac - Mary Mac
Mr. And Mrs. Something - Setting Sail
Woody Pines - Woody Pines
Ryan Scott Travis - The Guadalupe Breakdown
Derek Webb - Mockingbird Live: The 10th Anniversary Concert
Jonah Werner - Run
Emily West - All For You

2014

Afterlife Parade - A Million Miles Away
August York - Swimming Upstream
Debra Black - God In Every Season
Butterfly Boucher - Happy Birthday Flutterby
Caswell - The Prologue
Matthew Clark - Come Tell Your Story
Andy Davis - To Be Cruel
Dear Saint Isaac - Dear Saint Isaac
Tom Edwards Band - Through The Shadows
Quinn Erwin - This Could Be Love
Joshua Lee Hilliker - Shadows Or Sunlight
Ryan Horne - Vanilla Lightning
Joey Hyde - "Get It On"
Little Chief - Lion's Den
Kyle Matthews - Be Here Now
Jon McLaughlin - The Christmas EP
Aaron Peace - The Next Step
Andrew Ripp - Simple
So Long Solo - So Long Solo
Trannie Stevens - "Twice"
Trannie Stevens - "Tell Me"
Mare Wakefield & Nomad - Poet On The Moon
Bradley Warren Jr. - Bradley Warren Jr.
Emily West feat. Ron Sexsmith - "Two Sleepy People"
Emily West - "Santa Baby"

2013

Seth Abram - Hold On
Elizabeth Busch - Redemption's Mystery
Dustin Ah Kuoi - Dustin Ah Kuoi
Cody Belew - "Say Love"
Cody Belew - What You're Looking For
The City Harmonic - Heart
Matthew Clark - Bright Came The Word From His Mouth
Christie Cook - Every Good Thing
Full Armor Band - None The Same
Dave Gerhartz - Leaving The Familiar Behind
Maddison Grigsby - Joie De Vivre
Kris Hitchcock & Small Town Son - American Fire
Trisha Ivy - Cotton Country
Jeffrey James - "Hard Day's Work"
Kelsey Lewis - Beautiful View
Ty Mayfield - Ty Mayfield
Hannah Miller - Let It Go
Kathryn Ostenberg - You Are
Seth Philpott - Bad Hearts
The Snowglobes - To All Living Things
Holly Spears - "Country Roads"
Anna Joy Tucker - Riches And Beauty
Nate White - He Has Made Us One
YouPlusMe - Little Beginnings

2012

Andrew Belle - The Daylight
Rachel Belman - The Call
Brian Fraaza - The Shadows And The Light
Stephen Fryrear - At The Cross
Stephen Fryrear - Because Of Bethlehem
Sean Forrest - Live Love Lead
Dean Guevara - Songs Of Hope And Devotion
Ryan Horne - Silent Night (A Christmas EP)
Jeffrey James - Make Your Way To The Flashing Lights
The Kicks - Tonight Changes Everything
One Sonic Society - Live At The Tracking Room
Erin Rae & The Meanwhiles - Crazy Talk
Bradley Warren Jr. - In New York City

2010-2011

Andrew Belle - The Ladder
Andrew Combs - Tennessee Time
He Is We - Skip To The Good Part
Nashville Film Composers - Nashville Film Composers
Shootin' Blanks - Find Me

 

LIVE CREDITS

Ryan Bingham - Jars Of Clay - Ben Rector - Dave Barnes - Matt Wertz - Jon McLaughlin - Emily West - Andy Davis - K.S. Rhoads - Butterfly Boucher - Erin McCarley - Andrew Belle - Gabe Dixon - Steve Moakler - Andrew Ripp - Lister Brothers - Carrie Manolakos - Jason Eskridge - Paul McDonald - Brooke Waggoner - Jill Andrews - Matt Maher - Laura Story - Brandon Heath - Cody Belew - Kopecky - Clemency - Neal Carpenter - Andrew Osenga - Andrew Combs - Reuben Bidez - Jeffrey James - Sarah Darling - Erin Rae - Mike Hicks - Ryan Horne - Seth Philpott - One Sonic Society - Michael Boggs - The Trigger Code - Eric Peters - Seth Abram - Lenachka - David Condos - Andy Cherry - Matt Brown - Reed Pittman - Justin Rivers - Phoebe Elliot - Elizabeth Eckert - Nick Flora - Madeleine Slate - The Stateside Menace - Bradley Warren Jr. - Adam Agin - Dillon Hodges - Chad Jarnagin - Colleen Nixon - Grant Terry - Justin Halpin - Lisa-Marie Fischer