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“Experiences” by Ryan Michael Richards

There’s no question that Cape May inspires, lending its natural and architectural beauty to artists, musicians, photographers, and writers. So we were thrilled to be contacted by acoustic guitarist Ryan Michael Richards, who shared his recent album, Experiences, with us. Listen to a sample from his track Victorian Love:

How is Cape May inspirational to you and your music?

I feel as if this is a second home whenever I visit. I grew up in Philadelphia, so I have always known about it. My wife was the one who really got me to take a good look at it and love the town. The beaches are beautiful, the scenery is beautiful from end to end. The residents that I have gotten to know thus far are delightful to know.

I had proposed to my wife on Sunset Beach, and we spent a part of our honeymoon in Cape May, staying at a couple of bed and breakfast places. I would like to settle in Cape May one day.

Most of my inspiration for my CD is based on a combination of my love for my wife and for the town, and the surrounding area. The front cover photo is of the Cove with the Cape May lighthouse in the background.

You can preview the album at and visit for more information.


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