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  • 01:42

    "Up Close & Personal" with Mr. Guitar " David P. Stevens"

    in Entertainment

    A versatile musician, Stevens grew up playing piano, drums and guitar at the Church of God, developing a dynamic performance style playing gospel music. He spent his teens playing in jazz and gospel bands, and developed sound and stage presence like one of his idols, Norman Brown, when he later emerged as an urban jazz artist. As his fan base grew with his early album releases, Stevens went from playing “any dive bar where they allowed jazz” in Philly to top clubs like North By Northwest, Warm Daddy’s and Relish. He and his band also played at various clubs down in Maryland, as well as the Woodrow Wilson Festival and the iconic Blues Alley club in Washington, DC.

    Stevens has also performed at The Harlem Meer Festival, at The Iridium in NYC with Alex Bugnon, and the Jazz Base in Reading, PA. Over the past two years, he also did a full European tour through Austria, Switzerland and Germany. In addition to playing on the Capital Jazz SuperCruise, he has been part of the All-Star Jam Festival at Berks Jazz Fest the past three years, sharing the stage with such luminaries as Gerald Albright, Nick Colionne and Scott Ambush from Spyro Gyra. “One of the things I’m known for live is bringing a lot of energy to the stage and incorporating many exciting elements, including background singers,” Stevens says.

  • 02:02

    Kim Weaver on Older Americans Act; Laura in Vallarta & Dawn Maracle talks guitar

    in Self Help

    We were previously joined by Long Term Care Ombudsman of the Iowa Dept on Aging, Kim Weaver, to talk about this very important, Federally-mandated program of “Senior Advocates,” developed as a result of the Older Americans Act.  Kim Weaver is now running for Congress in the State of Iowa, with her main platform being that of senior issues.  Kim joins us, once again, this time, to talk about the very important issue of financial exploitation of Social Security benefits.

    Laura joins us from the paradise Puerto Vallarta to tell is about all the snowbirds heading down for another season

    Finally, super guitarist Dawn Maracle will be talking about her life in music and how she is the real person from Meryl Streeps latest movie.


  • 01:57

    Hybrid Jazz From Trish Hennessey - with Trina Bass Coleman from Sojourne!

    in Music

    Meeting Trina Bass Coleman in Church was no surprise.  That is what her life has been, truth be told.  Mom was a respected choral director and Dad: a singer/songwriter.  Performance was second nature to little Trina.  Choirs, bands, anything to do with Church - the worship aspect of those public outpourings of song is something that has never left her.

    This young lady is truly something.  A singer on keys, flute and sometimes ukulele - a songwriter of unique strength - and an educator.  Add to the mix of those talents these facts: there is a sweet mix of cultures in Trina.  There was classical training in her upbringing.  She grasps a wide array of genres because that's her world.  Especially when Sojourne was formed a few years ago.  Gospel, Soul, Classical were already in place.  Enter husband, Zachary, who plays guitar in the group.  His focus is on Rock and Blues.  Drummer Stephen McGrath brings Jazz to the mix - funky or understated.  Tim Long is the earthy force behind bass.  You mix the dynamic fusion of these sincere musicians and you have a VERY different sound.  

    We'll be playing three tracks from "These Seeds" - a new work from Sojourne.  And the first thought that will come to your mind  is that you have no comparison to make.  That's what people usually do.  "Oh - that sounds like (fill in the blank)." You honestly cannot do that with Sojourne because of the Melting Pot effect.  And each song will take you in a different direction!  You can't put your finger on any one genre that is dominant over the other here - what strikes you is that Trina's empassioned voice takes you somewhere that you haven't traveled.  In actuality, Sojourn means "temporary stay."  It conjures exotic images.  You may want to stay longer :)  Join us on 10/13.

  • 02:02

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    in Music

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  • 00:58

    Xander Demos (Metal Guitar Virtuoso)

    in Rock Music

    Tonight Pop Art Painter Jamie Roxx (www.JamieRoxx.us) welcomes back Metal Guitar Virtuoso Xander Demos to the Show! 


    Following a brief hiatus, renowned metal guitar virtuoso, Xander Demos (James Rivera, Sabbath Judas Sabbath, XDB) has announced the track listing for his upcoming EP release, scheduled for late spring.  Tentatively titled, “Runways and Waterways,” the EP will feature six tracks, including two original instrumentals, two original vocal tracks, and two vocal covers. It is the follow-up to his critically acclaimed debut, Guitarcadia (Rock ‘n’ Growl Records.) 

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  • The Living Legendary Singer Shirley Hayden visits - This Side of the River

    in Music

    Join us and experience the rare pleasure of chatting with Legendary P-Funk Alumni Singer/Entertainer Shirley Hayden!

    Shirley Hayden became a member of the P-Funk girl group Parlet with Mallia Franklin Queen of Funk (research), and Jeanette Washington in 1978, replacing Debbie Wright. She also recorded on her first Parliament and Funkadelic albums in the same year (One Nation Under A Groove). She remained with Parlet until its demise in 1980. Shirley recorded on two of the three Parlet albums, "Invasion of the Booty Snatchers" and "Play Me or Trade Me." Shirley was also a member of the Kid Rock and the Twisted Brown Trucker band in 1999 and has recorded on three multi-platinum Kid Rock albums. Shirley has received "Gold, Platinum,and Diamond Awards for her work with Kid Rock!


  • 00:43


    in Radio

    "RYAN ROCKS IT ASBURY PARK STYLE".  I am very excited to announce my next special guest is the extremely talented and wonderful guy, my friend, JON HERINGTON-guitarist-singer/songwriter.  Jon will be joining me for an interview Thursday evening, October 8 TH at 5:30 PM.  To listen live call the guest line # (213) 943-3559 or go to my studio, blogtalkradio.com/ryan-rocks-it-asbury-park-style.

    Jon is a longtime New York city based Artist.  In addition to being a fantastic Guitarist-Snger/Songwriter Jon is also a producer and bandleader.  He is the leader of the Jon Herington Band and has been the guitarist of choice with the iconic band STEELY DAN for both recording and touring since 1999.  He has four solo recordings in his discography, the most recent of which is "Time On My Hands", nominated for Vintage Guitar HALL OF FAME Album of the year.  Jon recently released the book, "Arrangements for Guitar", a collection of 18 songs arranged for unaccompanied guitar in the unique "chord melody" style of solo jazz offering his first course on TrueFire, home of the world's most comprehensive library of guitar instruction.  Over the years Jon's work has included session recordings; performing with many Broadway shows; teaching; and work as a composer and arranger.

    Anyone who has ever heard Jon knows he has a deep seeded love of music. I am looking forward to Jon telling us more about his chiildhood memories and how it influenced him to become "The Brilliant Artist that he is today".

    Peace, Nancy <3

    PS  Jon has a fb page:  Jon Herington Musician/Band.  You can also find Jon on his website: http://www.JonHerington.com/heringtonband and also on Twitter.  This interview will be archived on my Nancy Ryan fb page and many others for your listening pleasure and convenience.  :-) 

  • 00:30

    Interview with Ben Klick

    in Country Music

    British Columbia Country artist Ben Klick has just released his new EP called Today. The project was produced by RyLee Madison and Clay Krasner of 7-17 Music.

    Ben is a writer on 5 of the 6 tracks. He's been nominated for the following 5 awards at the BCCMAs later in October:

    Gaylord Wood Traditional Country Award

    Country Club Act of the Year

    Mike Norman All Star Band Award – Guitar

    Ray McAuley Horizon Award

    Website of the Year Award

    Ben joins me on the show to talk about the new EP, his musical influences, songwriitng & much more!





  • 00:56


    in Current Events

    Our guest this morning is Orianthi Panagaris. Known professionally as Orianthi, she is an Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist.

    Orianthi has played with Michael Jackson as part of his ill-fated This Is It concert series, in Alice Cooper's touring band and with Richie Sambora.

    Her debut single According to You peaked at No. 3 in Japan, No. 8 in Australia and No. 17 in the US; her second album, Believe, received a worldwide release in late 2009. In 2009, Orianthi was named one of the 12 Greatest Female Electric Guitarists by Elle magazine. She also won the award as "Breakthrough Guitarist of the Year" for 2010 by Guitar International magazine.

    Orianthi will be playing at Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach on October 17 and this morning, you’ll get to hear what she’s all about and a few of her songs.


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  • 00:52


    in Radio

    Master of the stage, performer for the soul, Eric “EQ” Young is known for his ability to fire up concert crowds with his high-energy passionate vocals and funky bass beats. This consummate musician has a long history of opening for, playing with, and being signed by established names in the business. Today, EQ confirms his place among the constellation of great Bay Area funk stars with the early release of 8 songs from his upcoming CD, “Just 4 You.” 

    Getting his hands on his first guitar at the age of 8—a gift from his grandfather, that had only three strings, Eric Young taught himself to play by ear. Imitating Sly Stone’s mixture of sound and tight arrangements on that misfit instrument ended up opening a life path to world stages. 

    Other radio stars of the period had a strong influence on his style, including Larry Graham, leading Young to switch to learning bass and studying music composition. Growing up in the Northern California Bay Area gave Young easy access to live performances of Tower of Power, Sly Stone, Frankie Beverly and Maze, Whispers, The Escovedos, Santana, Pointer Sisters. Their example put pressure on the aspiring star to master his instrument and showmanship, solidifying his vision of becoming a complete entertainer. While bands he auditioned for continued to turn him down, their rejections only fueled his ambition. So deep was his desire to be a performer, only at the request—and belt—of his mother did he finish high school. 


  • How He Got Started in Jazz Music

    in Entrepreneur

    Listen in as we speak with Kang and hear how we went from IT to discovering and accomplishing his passion in music. 

    One day I was tired of wishing and wanting to learn how to play the bass guitar. So I ordered one, because I'm left handed. I watched the instructional DVD that came with it. I tried to follow the recommended way to play a bass guitar and hand placement. I noticed it was holding me back, just like some people type on a computer they don't follow the suggested hand placement but they can type real fast.

    The day I realized to go with my gut feeling and just play what you feel and don't worry about hand placement - just play. I learned how to play faster, smoother and by ear. I can read tabs if need be.  I've been playing the bass guitar for 4 years so far and I haven't looked back. I'm living my dreams!!!

    To get more information on Kang click here.