The CreativeLife Podcast Ep.4: Exclusive Ryan Andreas Studio Session+Interview [Download] [Stream]
Episode 4-Ryan Andreas
It’s not often you see television closeups of people moved to tears at the sound of a voice, but that was exactly what happened when Ryan Andreas took the stage. Ryan has had one heck of a ride. 15.6 million people watched him perform his music to a mesmerized panel of judges on NBC’s reality talent competition, America’s Got Talent just two weeks ago….
…Since then, the once reclusive musician’s fan base has sky-rocketed. Over 400,000 combined views of YouTube videos of his performance on the season premiere show*. Over 2,300 Facebook fans, radio station interviews and shows as far flung as Alaska (And apparently Egypt is not immune to “Ryan Fever”). Whether he faces victory or defeat as the show heads to Las Vegas for the next round of judgement, Ryan maintains that “the artist shall remain,” especially with the support of his growing fanbase.
With only one unforgettable television appearance, thousands of fan have been eager to learn more about Ryan Andreas. This podcast is your chance to hang out with Ryan in his home studio. Jenny sat down one-on-one with the musician of Dutch Indonesian heritage at his home near Ontario, California. They talk about the first time he knew he could sing, his struggles with drugs and depression, and how his music and the love of his girlfriend and caring friends has brought him the happiness he always wanted. And you’ll learn the artists that Ryan would want on his “ultimate playlist.” (Shhh. Don’t tell anyone, but Clapton, Hendrix, and Springsteen are involved…)
Ryan gives shoutouts to his top fans. You’ll also hear, for the first time, the full version of “In the Arms of the Angel” performed LIVE on the podcast, and a bonus cover of “Devils and Dust” by Bruce Springsteen with Ryan on guitar.
RYAN QUOTES FROM THE PODCAST:
“It’s so motivating. What I hoped for as a kid was to be accepted by everybody and now it is coming in volumes. It’s very touching.” on gaining confidence and inspiration from fan feedback.
“It’s mind-blowing! You saw my bedroom and you’re in Croatia?!” on fans worldwide, viewing his self-produced videos.
Recorded in Ryan’s bedroom/home studio, June 12, 2011.
Episode 4 Community Sponsor: The Ryan Andreas Facebook fan site. Find all things #RyanFever, #Ryanation, and Ryan Andreas at http://www.facebook.com/ryanandreasfans
NOTE: * Correction: Previously stated 40,000
MUSIC: This episode features Ryan Andreas on keyboard, guitar and vocals performing cover songs.
And when you’re done listening to it…leave a comment at the end of this post, or on iTunes. Send me your feedback and comments! What did you like about the interview? What did you learn that you hadn’t thought about before? What was something that you wanted to learn more about the creative process? What question were you DYING for me to ask but I never did!?