Brent Ryan - Texas Music
Brent Ryan Brent Ryan / Texas Music

Welcome

Thank you for coming along on the ride.I hope that as I pick a little, and put my pencil to paper, I can put just a little melody into that symphony that our great state has been composing for generations.


Upcoming Shows

Hondo’s w/ The Pistoleros (7pm)Fredericksburg, TX
March21
Workweek Kickoff @ Silvercreek (every Monday) (Noon-3pm)Fredericksburg, TX
March25
Big Texas Fun Festival (2pm)Selma, TX
March30
Longhorn Cellars (1pm)Fredericksburg, TX
March31
Workweek Kickoff @ Silvercreek (every Monday in April) (Noon-3pm)Fredericksburg, TX
April01
Luckenbach Picker’s Circle (Brent Ryan hosts)-Every Tues in April (5pm)Luckenbach, TX
April02
Hye Meadow Winery (1pm)Hye, TX
April06
Longhorn Cellars (1pm)Fredericksburg, TX
April07
Carousel Lounge (7pm)Austin, TX
April17
Adair’s Saloon (7:30pm)Dallas, TX
April18
Opening Bell Coffee (7pm)Dallas, TX
April19
WilliamChris Vineyards (1pm)Hye, TX
April28

Rethinking Fame & Glory- Is it a Good Goal?

Posted on February 28, 2019 in music, Music Business, Musical Inspiration, Opinions, Updates

I'm going to share with you guys a major pet-peeve of mine in the songwriting world. Here is the basic structure of the annoyance: Roger Rockstar begins a music career. Roger posts all over social media and proves that he is an ambitious "in-it-to-win-it super serious musician". Mr. Rockstar talks about chasing his dreams, craves international fame and glory. Roger achieves a small corner of that goal, gets picked up by a good management company or label, and gets sent on tour. The following year Roger Rockstar releases a new record, and it is chalked full of songs of him whining and complaining about how hard it is on the road and how much he misses home.Continue Reading…

Access Granted (Part 2 of a little historical perspective on Country Music)

Posted on January 29, 2019 in history, music, Music Business, Musical Events, Musical Inspiration, Opinions, Updates

The satisfaction of getting your music heard is easier and more accessible than ever.  Labels used to be the only avenue for mass distribution. One reason why so many musicians are broke is because they are shooting for mass distribution without a label, and that takes an office of people who light up cigars rolled in 100-dollar bills and laugh villainous laughs at you crazy hard-working types.  So, maybe don't think about mass distribution. Maybe think about how you can get 100 people in your town to come out for a show. Maybe think about how you can use live streaming to be a part of people's weekly lives in a meaningful way. Maybe work on the craft of writing songs that folks will keep coming back to when they need those sounds and lyrics to speak to them again.  This industry is filled with people who are suggesting last century industry strategies in a new century market.Continue Reading…

Is Country Music Traditional? (part 1 of a little music-history reflection)

Posted on January 22, 2019 in history, music, Music Business, Musical Events, Musical Inspiration, Opinions, Uncategorized

When I think about genres of music in America that are traditional, few genres come to mind that would outperform Country-western music on that specific characteristic.  Perhaps Blues, which traces its origins back to slaves singing old spirituals while working crops in the fields.  Otherwise I would think Country-western music is high on the list of traditional genres that American music listeners enjoy.  As a good American boy from Texas, it's easy for me to think that country music has just sort of always been here. But lately, I've been learning some history that has caused my perspective to change.Continue Reading…

Brent Ryan

About Brent Ryan

I have always been drawn to baseball movies. There is something about the depth of tradition to the game of baseball that brings an almost supernatural element to the sport. That is best exemplified in the movie, The Natural, the story of fictional ballplayer Roy Hobbs who enters in the game all too late in life only to bring magical awe into a dreary team.

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