CLASSIC MEETS COOL
- My guest today is Barron Ryan: musician, artist, entertainer, and educator. His love for music has always been divided. The son of two musicians, he grew up in a house filled with the sounds of artists ranging from Mozart to Michael Jackson. So when it comes to his own performance, he’s not content drawing on just one influence. He combines them all into a musical adventure that’s vintage yet fresh, historical yet hip, classic yet cool.
WHAT WE DISCUSS
- Barron and I start at his early childhood where he began playing piano at 4 years old. He shares the influence that both of his parents had on him. He tells about going to study at the University of Oklahoma and the difficulties of starting out as a performing music artist. We discuss the range of his projects from satirical rap to his original work for the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. You’ll hear how some of the best things that have happened to him were born out of crisis. We end the conversation by talking about what is ahead.
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