Jay Allen Sanford 6 p.m., Aug. 17
RIYL: Jack Johnson, Sublime, Dirty Heads
Inception: San Diego, 2009
Influences: Slightly Stoopid, Iration, Dirty Heads, Sublime, G. Love, Notorious BIG
Based in Ocean Beach, Ryan Hughes performs a blend of acoustic rock and hip-hop, with a strong reggae influence. In 2011, he released his solo debut No Job, No Worries, a five song demo CD, followed by Wish You Were Her in 2012. A full-length called Against All Odds was issued in 2014.
As of 2015, Hughes was playing with Crucial Blend and working on his fourth solo album.