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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Chat with Roger Ryan - Storied Producer of Music for the Soul


          Roger Ryan's incredible career stories light up the room - and they're true!!

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Roger Ryan is an 8 time Grammy, Dove nominated, and Juno Award-winning producer with a ton of top-tier experience. His work as singer, songwriter, performer, arranger, producer and director has spanned a wide range of genres. Directing multiple choirs and small groups, his talents have taken him around the world; Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, the Fiji Islands, Vienna, Germany, Milan, the Ukraine, Hungary, the UK and Moscow and more.

More about Roger

  • First Music Director for Gospel diva, Cece Winans
  • Musician with country artist Wynonna Judd
  • He did arranging and production for Reverend Shirley Caesar (known as the Queen of Gospel)
  • Written and/or arranged music for various recording artists such as: Yolanda Adams, Alvin Slaughter, and others.
  • Was invited by actress Ashley Judd to play for her wedding in Scotland
  • Toured Europe as a vocalist with the acclaimed group Take 6
  • Did live performances with artist such as (Just to name a few): Whitney Houston, Faith Hill, Michael W. Smith, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Earl Klugh, Kirk Whalum, Denise Williams, Amy Grant, Kenny Rogers, Fred Hammond, Jackie Velasquez, Crystal Gale, Karen Clark Sheard, Anointed, Desmond Pringle, the Blue Notes.
  • Go to his about page and you’ll find a long list of his some of his work through the years from performing at the White House to arranging and Directing Duke Ellington’s Martin Luther King Celebration, featuring Della Reese.
In addition to all this, Roger has lent his considerable skills to local church ministries, like Minister of Music for Grace Pointe Church. He's a skilled music teacher and has conducted music and producer workshops in several cities. In the early 90’s he founded his production company, After Touch Music, which is where I met him as he and I were working with the same new artist. He is currently involved in numerous recording projects, creating ever more music for the soul.

Roger's Links:

  • https://www.rogerryan.net/
  • https://www.instagram.com/producerroger/

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