Ragan Whiteside's name has been one of those that I've heard for a while. Through the past few years, excited friends or acquaintances would pass along that they had the opportunity to work with her. And that - no matter what the project - her presence and artistry added a special, positive dimension to the work of others. So, it's truly wonderful that she has the time to talk about her OWN work - it's overdue that this superb flutist, vocalist and songwriter focuses on RAGAN WHITESIDE :-D
Born in New York state, five year-old Ragan gravitated to music in a big way. Piano, Drums, Violin - she loved all of it! Flute touched her heart. And she began studying in earnest. Her classical training and personal style resulted in awards for both performance and composition. She attended the Cleveland Institute of Music and Harid Conservatory - then she returned to New York for serious immersion in the industry.
Ragan has made some lifelong friends in this business - Bob Baldwin is one of them - and he had a hand in the production of her second album, "Evolve." He believes that her talent is immense - but that her passion to be viewed as a multi-genre artist is a key component to her success. She cannot be confined by labels and that's why her music pops. Let's just say that our Ragan is a Hybrid ;)
When you view her website, take note of a woman-in-charge. The first thing you notice, besides the beautiful female focal point, is that you can access her music (and Ragan!) simply. ReverbNation, Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, and iTunes. It's all there so that you can feel the magic of our guest with just a click.
Join us in the third hour of the show on 2/13 and get to know this Capital Jazz New Artist Award winner. And get a clearer picture as to why this scintillating talent has so many fans
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