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  posted on 11/4/2007 at 11:02 AM
Here is some Sunday morning fun..........Google Ryan Shaw and click on his home page and turn it up.......................
 
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  posted on 11/4/2007 at 11:08 AM
Oooooooooooh, Baby!

 

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  posted on 11/4/2007 at 11:09 AM
You're preaching to the choir here, Judi!

I LOVE Ryan Shaw and I get to see him open for the Derek Trucks Band on Thursday. A real nice two-fer.

I think he'd fit in great at Wanee next year, though I can't take credit for that idea.

 

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  posted on 11/4/2007 at 11:16 AM
I am praying for the same thing,Terry.....................I want to see him live soooo bad! I wish I could be there with you Thursday. Derek and the boys are hip about him, obviously.
 

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  posted on 11/4/2007 at 02:31 PM
thisisryanshaw.com

From Ryan's website:

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an Shaw is a man with a mission.
This 26-year-old singer/songwriter from Decatur, Georgia is out to revive the passion and soul of the Golden Age of Rhythm & Blues (1960-1972) for a new generation. His One Haven/Columbia debut album, This Is Ryan Shaw, combines a powerfully expressive voice with a clutch of great songs both classic and new—and a state-of-the-art, in-your-face sound that makes it impossible to sit still.

Working with player/producers Jimmy Bralower and Johnny Gale, Ryan dug deep into the "soul mine" for overlooked gems by obscure artists like the Combo Kings and the Sharpees along with more familiar songs made famous by Wilson Pickett, Jackie Wilson, and Bobby Womack. Ryan's original tunes - "Nobody" (the first single), "We Got Love," and "Over and Done" - are most definitely of the moment but built on the old-school values of strong melodies and meaningful lyrics.

Ryan delivers every song with the kind of emotional commitment and vocal panache that have nearly vanished from the mainstream musical landscape. Compositional craft and studio technology blend in an album of irresistible appeal from the opening dance blast of "Do the 45" to the heart-wrenching ballad "I Am Your Man" and "Over and Done," the upbeat Ryan Shaw original that closes the set on a joyful, triumphant note.

On stage, Ryan brings it all together with a combination of Southern warmth and New York vitality. Using just a small rhythm section and two male backing vocalists, he's able to effectively reproduce the sound of his album while stretching some tunes into full-on vocal rave-ups. Ryan's thrilling voice and charismatic presence are all that he needs to get over with an audience. There's no posturing or mindless booty-shaking, no need for contrived antics: Ryan Shaw is the real deal.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Ryan Shaw was born December 26, 1980 in Decatur, Georgia and grew up in a deeply religious Pentecostal family. He began singing in church at the age of five and later formed a family group with his four brothers called the Shaw Boys. "We didn't listen to secular or pop music either in or out of our house," he explains. "So my early musical influences are all from the gospel world—singers like Darryl Coley, Keith Brooks, James Moore, and the Pace Sisters."

After briefly attending Georgia State University, Ryan successfully auditioned for the gospel musical A Good Man Is Hard to Find (Part II). In 1998, he joined the cast of I Know I've Been Changed, written and directed by Tyler Perry (Diary of a Mad Black Woman). Ryan came to New York with this production and performed to sold-out crowds at the Beacon Theater.

After the closing of I Know I've Been Changed, Ryan joined the resident cast of the Motown Café on West 57th Street where he performed Detroit soul favorites by the Four Tops and Marvin Gaye. Later he found another steady gig with a group that he says played "just about anything from the Fifties and Sixties that you could dance to - Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole, Stax and Motown, Dion & the Belmonts, you name it."

"With my church background, a lot of this material was new to me. But when I saw how those songs affected people, I began to understand how their own memories and emotions were invested in the music. Now that was pretty cool."

The more Ryan heard of the sounds of the Fifties, Sixties, and Seventies, the more aware he became of the missing ingredients in contemporary music. " I'm into chords, melodies, lyrics, arrangements - I'm into music in all its aspects. It seems like the late Eighties were the last time we really had all these elements in Black music, with artists like Anita Baker and Luther Vandross. By the mid-Nineties, we were down to two chords and a drum loop."

In 2004 Ryan was recruited into the Fabulous Soul Shakers, a vocal group specializing in classic soul and doo-wop. Johnny Gale, the group's guitarist, is a New York music veteran who's worked with everyone from Hank Ballard to the Ramones. Deeply impressed by Ryan's talent, Johnny urged his old friend Jimmy Bralower to check him out. As a percussionist and drum programmer, Jimmy was among the city's most in-demand session players, having worked with superstars like Madonna, Peter Gabriel, and Steve Winwood.

One night in 2006, Bralower came down to hear Ryan sing at a small Lower East Side club...and was blown away by what he heard. He and Johnny Gale invited Ryan back to Jimmy's basement studio on Long Island where they quickly cut four of Ryan's featured numbers with the Soul Shakers including "Do the 45" and "I Found a Love."


ABOUT THE ALBUM
The collaboration proved to be heaven-sent. Ryan carefully chose from dozens of suggested songs and shaped his own interpretations as Jimmy and Johnny "powered up" the original arrangements with muscular bass and drums while adding a guitar riff here or some handclaps there.

Even as they reinvented such nuggets as Jackie Wilson's "I'll Be Satisfied" and Bobby Womack's "Lookin' For A Love," the team created new original songs that meshed seamlessly with the old ones. "The core songwriting values of that period are so strong and so timeless that even many of the non-hit soul records of the Sixties sound like 'hits' today," says Jimmy. "Those are the values we adhered to in writing and recording songs like 'Nobody' and 'We Got Love.'"

Their efforts did not go unrewarded. "Nobody" is now the first single from This Is Ryan Shaw while "We Got Love" was prominently featured in January 2007 promos for the ABC network television series "Brothers and Sisters."

"The strength of his own writing shows that Ryan Shaw isn't just a great singer" Jimmy Bralower declares. "He's a real artist, he's got something to say, and he's going to be around for a long, long time."

 

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  posted on 11/4/2007 at 02:57 PM
So, Terri, what are your thoughts about this guy?

 

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  posted on 11/4/2007 at 04:30 PM
This guy is great! I would love to see him at Wanee as well!

 

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  posted on 11/4/2007 at 07:57 PM
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So, Terri, what are your thoughts about this guy?


Like you don't know

Hey Drew, have you seen Ryan live or do you just have the CD?

 

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  posted on 11/4/2007 at 08:02 PM
Neither, I have just seen some clips on the net! He really gets that Stax/Motown feeling going well! I'm a HUGE R&B fan, and love that groove!

 

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  posted on 11/6/2007 at 10:22 AM
Ryan opens for Derek on the 8th in Collingswood, N.J. I wish that I could be there with Terry. We would be the dancing queens...................
 

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  posted on 11/6/2007 at 10:26 AM
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Ryan opens for Derek on the 8th in Collingswood, N.J. I wish that I could be there with Terry. We would be the dancing queens...................


Yes we would!! C'mon up Judi, my friend has extra (front row) tickets!

 

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  posted on 11/6/2007 at 10:29 AM
Sister, I sure would, if I could........
 

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  posted on 11/6/2007 at 10:51 AM
Ok. We'll just have to be the dancing queens at the Fox on NYE. I believe Helen told me you were planning on being there. Maybe Ryan will make a surprise guest appearance. Hey, he's from Decatur, so anything is possible

 

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  posted on 11/6/2007 at 09:33 PM
I just met him and he is also an extremely
nice guy with a great head on his shoulders...

 

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  posted on 11/6/2007 at 10:08 PM
Like him! Hadn't heard of him before this evening. A Ryan NYE appearance would be really fun for sure You have a great show TerriB!!!

HEY Judi, Drew, Ellen, Michael, Saira and TerriB!! Love and miss you all but will hopefully see everyone somewhere soon

 

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  posted on 11/6/2007 at 10:50 PM
WOW!! I like this guy. Just downloaded his album and am rocking OUT!!
Wanee...............just imagine hearing THIS guy through the trees! I like the idea!

 

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  posted on 11/6/2007 at 11:21 PM
I'm so glad people from this site are finding out about him...especially my "they know good music when they hear it" sisters!!

I saw Ryan this past summer at WXPN's exponential music festival. I was right up front groovin' along. He's every bit as good live as he is on his CD. And he's just so darn cute, too!

Saira, I hope he'll do a signing at the show on Thursday. He did do a meet and greet at the festival, but the line was long and I couldn't find my CD sleeve to bring with me to have him sign. I'll mention Wanee if I get a chance

 

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  posted on 11/7/2007 at 07:30 AM
Wanee, Wanee...!!!!!

Hey, I want to meet him! Judi, they've met him............we've gotta meet him, too. We've gotta see him! Let's fly to NJ and stay with TerriB. You're paying, right?!?!?!

 

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  posted on 11/7/2007 at 08:13 AM
I have seen Ryan twice opened up for Mule at Duke and opened for Robert Randouph. Will get to see him Friday open for Derek. He is the real deal ,bass player is awesome to.Like the song 45 reminds me of some old R&B .Check him out if he is close, he is well worth it.
 

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  posted on 11/7/2007 at 05:21 PM
If I hit Lotto tonight, we are, for sure, there. Heck, we will just jet around and pick eveyone up.Wouldn't that be fun!!!!
 

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If I hit Lotto tonight, we are, for sure, there. Heck, we will just jet around and pick eveyone up.Wouldn't that be fun!!!!


Works for me!

You might want to get a luxury tour bus for Wanee as well.

Can't wait for tomorrow night; good friends and good music.

 

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  posted on 11/7/2007 at 07:16 PM
Damn, I can't wait for Wanee!

 

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  posted on 11/7/2007 at 07:19 PM
Terry, when you are doing the Mish Mash, remember Ellen and I are with ya! Don't let your back bone slip too much..............I ordered his CD from Amazon for $10.99 and got it today. I think people at red lights thought I was having fits, dancing in my car seat. HA! HA!
 

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  posted on 11/8/2007 at 11:40 PM


I'm just back from the show!

Got to meet Ryan at the merch table, had him sign my CD (had to buy a new one, but hey!) and I mentioned Wanee and he seemed VERY interested. I told him people on the Allman Brothers website have been saying good things about him which generated that 1,000 watt smile he has.

The show was excellent. He really gives it all onstage and the crowd loved him back. Watching him sing his heart out made me think of what it might have been like to see Otis Redding all those years ago. I really enjoy his band as well. It's just him, guitar, bass and drums with all 3 of the band members joining in for the harmonies. They can rock and they can play a nice, slow groove.

The Derek Trucks Band??? OFF THE CHARTS tonight!

 

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  posted on 11/9/2007 at 03:13 PM
Terry, I am so glad that you had such a good time. I can't wait to see Ryan live. Sounds like he puts on a good show. Maybe next time you see him, we will be there together.And, we will dance....................
 
 


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