Our Story

Mande!!!!  Quite some time back, a few friends of Ryan's had come over for a party.  A friend brought his wife and kids over, and planned on not staying long. He walked in the door and there stood Mande. To his and his wife's surprise, it was a friend that they had not seen for about 15 years. They decided to stay for the picking party!
     Mande also met another friend at the party. They started dating after the party, and have been together since. 
     So, the three friends decided to build a group after the party. We each were One Degree From Mande by different paths in life. Our paths had then been crossed. 
     Thus, the birth of ODFM!!!

      Ryan Paul Wilson has written quite a few tunes under this band name. His songs have been played in many different styles due to different genres of musicians he's played with. A constant morphing musician, look for his future stuff to come!!
 

Ryan Paul Wilson

Ryan Paul Wilson

Frontman/ acoustic guitar

Ryan is a New Richmond, OH native that was raised listening to his dad play for years. He finally got the musical bug later in life. Better late than ever, he has become a great songwriter and performer. His warm vocal tone hits the heart, and vocal power hits the pants.

 

Taylor Farley, III

Taylor "SPUD" Farley, III

Rhythm guitar

Taylor has played since he was knee high to a dwarf. He has played on tour, recored and worked with the likes of Willie Nelson, Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, and Charlie Daniels. He brings a quick bluegrass hand to his tele. 

Matthew P. Goetz

Matthew P. Goetz

Lead Guitar

Matt is a Newport, KY native. He studied classical guitar and musical entrepreneurship at NKU. He married the skills of his classical training, and sold his soul to become a master on guitar. True virtuoso that will amaze you. 

Joe Stakelin

Joe Stakelin

Bass Fiddle

Joe is a Milton, KY native. He is a great mulit-instrumentalist that brings a great work ethic on and off the stage. High energy on stage brings presence and precision. 

Scott Stewart

SCOTT STEWART

DRUMS

Scott is a LaGrange, Ky native that has played with, recorded and toured with the likes of Sunday Six, Vintage Voodoo, The Bama Band, The Kentucky Headhunters, Flaw, 9voltRevolt. Artist of Queen City Drums. He brings the steady eddy and energy to our rhythym. 

Chris Wood

Chris "Bear" Wood

Road Manager

Very dedicated man to his family, veterans, and to ODFM. Chris is a man of many talents. He can drive anything with or without wheels. Essential piece to bringing the show of One Degree From Mande. He's even picked up the art of running sound. Somebody's got to keep us sounding good!