On this episode of Roger the Wild Child Show, we are joined by country music musician and singer/songwriter, Ryan Jewel, along with Texas based singer/songerwriter, Brandi Behlen!
Like many artists, Ryan Jewel was drawn to music at a young age. When he got his first guitar, there was no turning back. By high school, Ryan started playing with the idea of becoming a professional musician. By his sophomore year at Clemson University, Ryan and his fellow bandmate, Andrew Beam, were burning up every bar, club, sorority, and fraternity party they were able to. They went by the name Beam & Jewel and played 3 nights a week for the remainder of Ryan's college career.
A native of Front Royal, Virginia, the country music singer/songwriter released his first EP "Up on the Drive" in 2016. This EP helped him gain traction with his music career around his hometown, the Shenandoah Valley, and further. Along with his EP, Ryan was a runner-up in the 2015 Texaco Country Showdown, a nationwide talent search, which solidified Ryan's calling for a music career. Ryan has had the privilege of being the opening act for some major country artist's such as Marty Stuart and Lauren Alaina. He has also shared the stage with fellow Nashville artists, and Clemson buddies, Cody Webb and Doug McCormick.
Ryan's rich, baritone vocals, paired with his authentic songwriting, which reflect his own life experiences, have help build him a strong fan base who enjoy Ryan's "what you see is what you get" style of shows and attitude.
When Ryan moved to Nashville in 2017, he hit the ground running; signing a management deal with Harmony Music Group Mgt just two weeks after moving to town. "If we didn't sign him, someone would've jumped all over him as soon as he opened his mouth around town and started singing" - (Fred Conley) He started singing demo's for many established writers around town and soon after, began writing with many of those same writer's.
Ryan recently released his second studio EP "Heads, i'm yours..." to all digital platforms and is currently selling hard copies along with new merchandise at all of his shows.
“Passionate. Talented. Dreamer."
These are some of the words that come to mind when describing Brandi Behlen. For her, music is not just about entertainment: it's a very special form of communication that can reach deep into a person's soul. This award winning Texas-based country singer and songwriter loves to share her songs with the world. There is no gig too small or too big, and there is no place where she wouldn’t play as long as there is an audience. She has performed all over the state and beyond, winning over her audience with catchy melodies, earnest lyrics, and great showmanship. Brandi is a risk taker with her sound, always challenging herself to set the bar higher. At the same time, her songs have a warm, familiar vibe to them, echoing the tradition of the best country artists. Her voice is energetic, yet uplifting and relatable. Whether she is singing a mellow ballad or an upbeat track, she knows how to hit the spot and create the perfect atmosphere. Through her music, she hopes to inspire people the same way her grandpa and uncles inspired her, as she would sit there as a child awestruck, watching them play their band and charm the audience! Brandi's debut single, "Daddy's Money", peaked at #31 on Texas Regional Radio Report in 2019. Brandi followed "Daddy's Money" with a few other singles- all topping in the top 40 in the Texas charts. She even put out a couple Christmas songs. Currently, Brandi is promoting her debut EP out of Nashville. The record is available NOW! Stay tuned to find out more and let the music tell you the rest of the story.”
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